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Guest Mrs Fast Twist

Morning everyone (just). Hubby has just phoned me to say he has had a job offer following an interview in London last week as a HD Mechanic on his first ever job interview (proud!!). We are now in the process of deciding what to do. I have a question on the 457 visa, what are you entitled to in benefits ie child benefit etc on one of these visas? I'm not expecting to receive anything we are just trying to work out our monthly outgoings and incomings and whether it is worth accepting this offer, as it comes with relocation package and there are good opportunities for progression with the company.

 

We are committed to coming to Australia and we have also while we have been looking at jobs etc have started the process of skills assessments.The only thing we are weighing up is the permanancy, if we wait for the 176 visa we will be permanent residents immediately but with the 457 do you have to wait for a number of years before becoming a permanent resident? All very confusing isn't it!! :arghh:

 

Anyway grateful if you could shed any light on the above. Ta :biggrin:

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hiya, congrats to your hubby on his job offer, great news!

 

On a 457, you're not entitled to benefits, healthcare or the childcare rebate of 50%. AFAIK you have to be a temporary resident for 2 yrs before you can apply for PR but I'm open to correction on that.

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Guest Mrs Fast Twist

Thanks piccolo, we are chuffed to bits xx

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Guest fatmanmo

I have also been recently sponsored for a mech fitter position after having an interview in Sevenoaks, i was also unsure of the permanent visa route then but my sponsor has agrred to start the permanent visa application after a 3 month probation period. I dont think you have to wait two years but will have to meet other requirements if you lodge an application before, mainly a skills assessment or proof of an australian level 3 cert in your trade. Not an expert on migration issues just relaying my case information so far. Hope it allgoes well for you and me too !!

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Guest Mrs Fast Twist

Well done on the sponsorship, its a scary business all this!! We had lengthy discussions last night working out whether we could afford to go on the basic wage offered, of course we will have our relocation fees reimbursed but it's all the outgoings that we had to work out. We think we can do it, so he has accepted the offer, however it's all the nitty gritty still to be sorted out, ie holiday pay, etc. We are still in a quandryas far as our eldest daughter is concerned as she is halfway through her gcse's and we are wondering whether to let her finish them or just come out. My worry is that she doesn't get her gcse's and doesn't get the HSC (they do that end of this year, just as we would go out) and things don't work out (I really hope they do) and she has no qualifications. She's a bright girl and wants to be a doctor, so we are really wondering whether it is the best time to come. HELP!!!

 

I think I have already posted our concerns in a separate thread, and most people just said to bring her as soon as possible, but you can see if from her point of view, she just wants to know that all her hard work she has done already in this country isn't going down the toilet!!! Ah well, I'm sure it will all work out in the end.

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hi mrs ft

the basic wage is always more so we have been informed. my oh has had a good offer on the basic which is 38 hr week but working in the mines they work far more than that :o)

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