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Discussion in 'Visas / Migration' started by louhills, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. louhills

    louhills Guest

    hey all

    i have been here on a working holiday visa with my defacto partner for the last 10 months. he was meant to be sponsored by his work who decided to pull out at the last min. i was told i could apply for a subclass 175 visa ( skilled migration visa) and that my visa would be changed to a bridging visa until it was granted. i have now just been told ( with 2 months left on my current visa and after handing in all the paperwork) that i cant do that either as i would have to apply outside of Aus and i would need to leave the country when my visa expires or find an alternative way of staying. so basically i can only get a 487 visa ( regional state/ territory/ sponsorship visa).
    my other issue is that i am expecting our first baby when our current visa is due to expire and as my partners work wont sponsor him i really dont know what to do and i am getting very very upset about all of this.
    i have called immigration several times to ask for help and all they tell me is i have to sort it without giving me any advice what so ever.

    please if anyone has any advice they could give me i would be truely grateful as i really dont know what to do.
    my parents live here but are not PR and not Citizens so they can not sponsor us. my partners job is on the SOL list but we do not live in a regional area ( but he does work in a regional area) so cant go for state sponsorship.

    please help.

    Lou x

  2. Martyn Elmore

    Martyn Elmore New Member

    Hi Lou,

    Sounds like a real pickle! A possible route out might be to see a migration lawyer. From what I've heard, you should be able to have a free initial consultation, but obviously it will cost should you want to use them. I can't reccommend one over another; try and find reviews on the net. The Immigration folk can't give advice because of litigation reasons. Hope this helps.
  3. louhills

    louhills Guest


    yea it is a real pickle lol we have contacted a few migration experts so hopefully one can help us. i know its going to cost but if that is the only way so be it. i really dont want to go back to the uk :(

    thank you for your reply and help hun
  4. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    Good Luck Lou , i hope you get things sorted
    Cal x

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