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Discussion in 'Visas / Migration' started by wondering aloud, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. wondering aloud

    wondering aloud New Member

    Hi all,
    Hope somebody can help.
    We applied and were granted our 457 visa back in November 2010, though my official start date with my employer is not untill May 2nd 2011.
    My employer is the Mater Mothers Hospital in Brisbane. We are hoping to be in Brisbane 6 weeks or so before May 2nd to get sorted etc, is this OK?
    The reason I ask is that the mater relocation guide for overseas people says that you have to commence employment within 28 days of landing in Oz, but I take it this is not a standard condition of the 457 as I cant find anything about this on the immigration website or elsewhere for that matter.
    For anyone else who was granted the 457- when did you land in oz and when did you then start work?

    Cheers :biggrin:

  2. srp

    srp No longer active member

    What you suggest sounds logical but I do not know enough about Visas to give advice. Hopefully some of our nurses will be on to offer some advice. I am sorry if you have to wait but with the flooding in the are at the moment some members may not be able to log on.
  3. Mark and Jo

    Mark and Jo The MadHatters

    I have never heard of the 28 day rule but it is very logical. Not many places would sponsor you then wait for you to be ready. They would want you asap I imagine. When I came on a 457 they tried to get me a bridging visa to start early but it would have meant christmas on my own in Oz!!!!
  4. wondering aloud

    wondering aloud New Member

    Hi thanks.
    I did actually clarify this with my employer and they said it is a visa condition that I have to start within 28 days of landing. Of course that's fine, Theyre not going to sponsor me and pay for flights etc for me to go swanning about the country for 6 weeks :):biggrin:
    But I am not convinced it is a visa condition, as I have looked extensively and can't find anything. I think it is more on their terms as an employer, which is fair enough.
  5. heldownunder

    heldownunder New Member

    My husband started work two weeks after arriving and in that time we found an area, bought a car, checked out and put daughter in school, looked at 10 rentals and found one, plus medicare/bank etc and we even had time for a bit of sightseeing- hard work with a 3&5 yo but it was great to get into a routine so soon plus with all the costs we didnt want to be without income for long!!
    I think adrenaline and excitement kicks in.
  6. Mark and Jo

    Mark and Jo The MadHatters

    lol! I can beat that! Landed on wednesday, signed all agency paperwork on Thursday and first work day Friday!! Didnt have the kids tho!
  7. jamesnparry

    jamesnparry New Member

    My hubbie (i'm the visa applicant) is planning to go out 6 weeks before me and our 2 and 4 yr olds to do all of the afore mentioned - car; house, meet the container etc. Then he'll fly to Singapore to meet us on our stop over so that we all fly into Aus on my visa! He's insisting that 6 weeks is the minimum and that he'll be 'run off his feet'. I love him dearly but am not entirely convinced that he's going to suffer for those 6 weeks!!
  8. steema

    steema Guest

    Hi hope your move has gone well where at the mater mothers are you working i got a job there and we are hoping to relocate later this year. It would be great to hear of your experiences.

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