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Discussion in 'Visas / Migration' started by sunilisa, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. sunilisa

    sunilisa Guest

    We are going to Australia on a 457 visa and was wondering how easy it is to gain PR?
    What would the process be and how long?

    Sorry to seem vague I'm learning as I go along:smile:

  2. DeMontfort

    DeMontfort Guest


    I've taken up a job offer with a company in Brisbane and initially they were sponsoring me on a 121 visa, which is a PR visa; however, the timescales weren't good for them from a resource point of view. As such, we agreed to change the visa to a 457 temp visa in order to get there quickly.

    There are a couple of options to getting to PR status:

    1. Your employer sponsors you on an 856 (think that's what it's called).
    2. Wait 2 years and apply for permanent status yourself
    3. Apply for an onshore state sponsored visa
    Hope I haven't given you bad advise but I think I'm there or there abouts with it.

    Good luck
  3. Mark and Jo

    Mark and Jo The MadHatters

    DeMontFort pretty much has it!!!! Good Luck x
  4. Scotish Gill

    Scotish Gill Guest

    Hi Were here currently on a 457 visa, were applying for our PR at the moment. I wish now that i had done it before i went and skipped the 457! Because you have to go throught all the same paperwork, but your in a different country so you have to send stuff home get it certified forwarded... and your paying out for the same stuff, medicals, police check, education verification!
    But well get there, the 457 is the fastest way to get to oz and if you are unsure if your staying its good. Other draw back, your commited to your job, hours, there isn't any leyway!
    i think that you can apply for your PR as soon as you get here,well after your probation period, if you have a skill in demand your laughing and if you can get your employer to sponsor you apparently it quicker, hopefully thats what were doing!
    Hope this helps good luckxx

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