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Old 06-13-2011, 10:07 PM
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Been offered a job and the company are in the process of sorting out the visa etc. I have a question or two that I would like some help/advice on if possible.

1. If I enter before my visa is approved (using my current holiday visa) would I need to exit and then re enter in order to activate the visa or could the visa be activated whilst in the Country ?

2. Is there a difference in the time it can take for a visa applied for in Australia or applied in the UK ?

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Old 06-14-2011, 12:40 AM
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I had a long-stay tourism visa when I applied for my subclass 457. I was already in Australia. Since a migration agent was lodging my 457 application for me I had to go offshore on the day it was being lodged. I ended up going to Fiji for a few days. :-)

It then took 2 days short of 6 weeks to come through with approval. This was in Sydney.

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Old 06-14-2011, 06:42 AM
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Thanks for that info, I may well do everything from here amd enter when visa approved.


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Old 06-14-2011, 10:59 PM
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Hi
Been offered a job and the company are in the process of sorting out the visa etc. I have a question or two that I would like some help/advice on if possible.

1. If I enter before my visa is approved (using my current holiday visa) would I need to exit and then re enter in order to activate the visa or could the visa be activated whilst in the Country ?

2. Is there a difference in the time it can take for a visa applied for in Australia or applied in the UK ?

Thank you

Hi There,


Here are the answers to your questions:

1. If I enter before my visa is approved (using my current holiday visa) would I need to exit and then re enter in order to activate the visa or could the visa be activated whilst in the Country ?

I entered the country on a tourist visa before my 457 was granted. you would not need to leave the country.

2. Is there a difference in the time it can take for a visa applied for in Australia or applied in the UK ?

Visa time lines can differ between countries as well as between states within Australia however 457's are generally processed quickly.


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Old 06-16-2011, 01:14 PM
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Hi There,

Here are the answers to your questions:

1. If I enter before my visa is approved (using my current holiday visa) would I need to exit and then re enter in order to activate the visa or could the visa be activated whilst in the Country ?

I entered the country on a tourist visa before my 457 was granted. you would not need to leave the country.

2. Is there a difference in the time it can take for a visa applied for in Australia or applied in the UK ?

Visa time lines can differ between countries as well as between states within Australia however 457's are generally processed quickly.

Hi

Thanks very much for your Input to my problem, there seems to be a number of different answers and not an answer that confirms either. I am still unsure what is correct and what is not, I have tried number of different avenues and not had an answer officially, I do not want to go out and then find I need to spend more money to leave to activate the visa.


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Old 06-16-2011, 10:58 PM
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Hi

Thanks very much for your Input to my problem, there seems to be a number of different answers and not an answer that confirms either. I am still unsure what is correct and what is not, I have tried number of different avenues and not had an answer officially, I do not want to go out and then find I need to spend more money to leave to activate the visa.
Even when I moved from my 457 to my 820 visa I did not need to leave the country. only for visas like PR do you need to get stamped in officially.


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Old 08-11-2011, 12:38 PM
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Waiting for the company to get answer from immigration as they had to apply to immigration to become an overseas employer. Does anyone have any knowledge or experience as how long this process can take ? Also my job is now listed on ENSOL and using immigration wizard on the immigration site can now apply for permanent residency on 121 visa, worth a look if anyone in the same boat.


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Old 08-11-2011, 12:47 PM
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Waiting for the company to get answer from immigration as they had to apply to immigration to become an overseas employer. Does anyone have any knowledge or experience as how long this process can take ? Also my job is now listed on ENSOL and using immigration wizard on the immigration site can now apply for permanent residency on 121 visa, worth a look if anyone in the same boat.
Hi There,

It totally depends on how busy Immigrations is. I had 2 jobs of which both had to register. the first one took just under 2 months to get registered and my visa was issued 3 days later.

the other one was a large corporate which they applied and got issued within 48 hours.


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Old 08-11-2011, 12:59 PM
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Thanks for that information the company is only small and I believe that the decision is pending, not sure what that means but I believe that they didnot need to submit any other information or clarify anything they submitted. So will have to wait and see if their application is approved.

If I am able to apply for a 121 visa does anyone know if I can get some form of bridging visa in order for me to work while the application is processed ?


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Old 08-11-2011, 07:48 PM
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Thanks for that information the company is only small and I believe that the decision is pending, not sure what that means but I believe that they didnot need to submit any other information or clarify anything they submitted. So will have to wait and see if their application is approved.

If I am able to apply for a 121 visa does anyone know if I can get some form of bridging visa in order for me to work while the application is processed ?
Is your company sponsor IT professionals? I'm looking for sponsor to apply for 457 visa. pls help with names of companies who sponsor and i'll check with them directly


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