417 visa work limits help

Go Back   Living and Working in Australia Forum With Immigration and Travel Information > Living in Australia > Visas and immigration

Visas and immigration The Australia Forum for visas, immigration and migration to Australia. Please use this section to discuss all your immigration and moving to Australia needs. Discuss visa types, time lines, submission dates, police checks and read our members' immigration success stories here.

417 visa work limits help

Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 04-07-2011, 10:52 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 1
Please update your flag here .

417 visa work limits help


I came here from the UK with my husband in November 2010 on a 1 year working holiday visa. I am 28 and my husband is 30 (31 in May 2011).

Since coming to Sydney we have been renting a flat for $320 a week and I've been working in administration jobs for 2 months in one place and 3 months in another. My husband started a job in January with a gym. We've been paying tax for almost all the time we've been here and we've really settled into Sydney life, have lots of friends and respect Australian culture and values.

Things are going very well for my husband at the gym where he works - the company are very impressed by him and want to give him more responsibility and fly him to different cities in Australia where the gym operates. They have made it clear that they won't be sponsoring as it's out of their company policy.

My husband really wants to stay in this job and the manager (who can't sway the decision of sponsorship) really wants him to stay on as well.

Is there any way we can pay for another visa that will allow my husband to work past the 6 months? My husband can't apply for the second year now and even if he did, the gym would probably not wait for him for 3 months only to have him no longer than 6 months again.

My husband has a masters degree in sports science. Is it possible for him to apply for permanent residency or is there something he can do now to get round the fact that he can't obtain a 457 visa? Is there no middle ground?

Thanks in advance for your help.

  #2 (permalink)  
Old 04-08-2011, 11:29 AM
Wanderer's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 7,467
Please update your flag here .

139 likes received
The various Immi regulations are pretty much fixed because they are set by legislation which also covers any variances;
. re working for one employer for more than six months on a WHV, it would need to be a very exceptional case and I think you will find a reference under the WHV that states an extension of something like a month may be possible where a person is employed on a special project nearing completion and it would probably be up to the employer to show that situation existed.
No visa can be attained that would allow that, other than getting a skilled visa.

With the 457 out as far as the employer goes, he is really only left with looking at finding an employer willing to sponsor him or an independent skilled application and first thing re that is to see whether there is an occupation on the SOL that his qualifications will match him to and so have a look at all eligibility requirements @ Professionals and other Skilled Migrants - Workers - Visas & Immigration

The other problem he would have is that an independent skilled application could take quite a while and it would need to be an offshore visa with no bridging visa applicable.

Closed Thread

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Want to start a new business, Any age limits ? Ashley Wilis Business and investment 20 07-16-2012 07:56 AM
SRS 475 visa work restrictions/limits? JTAJ New member introductions 0 09-08-2011 12:49 PM
Can independent contractor work count for skilled occupation work? And VETASSESS? laleonessa Visas and immigration 4 03-19-2011 01:12 PM
visa to work in oz? rusty_trawler Visas and immigration 1 02-06-2011 12:36 AM
Time limits, have to send application to germany.. says up to 10 months! sarahjean Visas and immigration 1 04-17-2009 12:40 PM

By using this Website, you agree to abide by our Terms and Conditions (the "Terms"). This notice does not replace our Terms, which you must read in full as they contain important information. You must not post any defamatory, unlawful or undesirable content, or any content copied from a third party, on the Website. You must not copy material from the Website except in accordance with the Terms. This Website gives users an opportunity to share information only and is not intended to contain any advice which you should rely upon. It does not replace the need to take professional or other advice. We have no liability to you or any other person in respect of any content on this Website.

All times are GMT. The time now is 06:39 PM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.