Moving from a 457 visa to a Defacto Partner visa
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.