Moving from a 457 visa to a Defacto Partner visa  

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Hello all,

First time user of the forum.

I wanted some advice about my current visa situation. I have been living in Australia with my partner for over a year and am currently sponsored by my employer on a 457 visa.

My conundrum is as follows:

I want to apply for a defacto partner visa as we now have met the 12 month requirement, however I have been advised that once the bridging visa is granted, I will have to remain at the same employer who is sponsoring me on my 457 visa.

One of the main reasons for me wanting PR, is that I want the freedom to change jobs when I want to.

Has anyone ever moved from a 457 to a defacto visa on here before?

Is it true that the best thing for me to do would be to quit, leave Australia, re-enter on a tourist visa and then make my application?

Any help would be fantastic.



Posted : April 10, 2018 10:13 pm
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