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Cobba

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Well good news.

The GF had the meeting last night where the boss of the company, the GF were discussing options with the immigration lawyer over video conference call.

It appears the result was that the lawyer will prepare paper work for a working visa. As discussed previously, the GF mastered in accountancy and this profession does not qualify for a working visa..... The company want the GF to step up from her current position (academy assistant) to another role that is on the list of preferred professions for a work visa. I dont know the full details as its only early days.

The good news is the duration (large) of stay that is attached to a working visa. Finally it has happened and the company got their shit together with thanks just in the nick of time.

We are not counting our chickens before they hatch of course but if all goes well, our next step forward is for her to move in with me and start living together to build "living together" credits for a future Partner visa application.

Tonight, we have been invited to a 50th birthday party organised by her Malaysian friends (also helped her with visa options), so i am sure this all will be a hot topic for discussion tonight.....

The bad, that up and coming trip to Thailand to meet the parents may need to be postponed as i am sure a request for her to take leave from the company would not be good idea right now...........
 

MarcTwoSix

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Cobba;379414 said:
Well good news.

The GF had the meeting last night where the boss of the company, the GF were discussing options with the immigration lawyer over video conference call.

It appears the result was that the lawyer will prepare paper work for a working visa. As discussed previously, the GF mastered in accountancy and this profession does not qualify for a working visa..... The company want the GF to step up from her current position (academy assistant) to another role that is on the list of preferred professions for a work visa. I dont know the full details as its only early days.

The good news is the duration (large) of stay that is attached to a working visa. Finally it has happened and the company got their shit together with thanks just in the nick of time.

We are not counting our chickens before they hatch of course but if all goes well, our next step forward is for her to move in with me and start living together to build "living together" credits for a future Partner visa application.

Tonight, we have been invited to a 50th birthday party organised by her Malaysian friends (also helped her with visa options), so i am sure this all will be a hot topic for discussion tonight.....

The bad, that up and coming trip to Thailand to meet the parents may need to be postponed as i am sure a request for her to take leave from the company would not be good idea right now...........
How long does all that take and is it a case that if they get the application in before her current Visa expires she can continue to stay and work in Australia while it is being decided?

That is how it works in Canada
Whenever I need new WP the process takes about 4-5months because we have to advertise my job to Canadians for 2 months and then prove a Canadian can't do my job
Then it goes to basically HR to get approved
That all takes 4months or so
Once my job is approved I then have to apply for my WP

But since I am American I can just drive across the border and re-enter and apply at the border

So if my WP expires during all that I am allowed to stay and work while waiting
It has only happened once and was about a month overlap

I just wasn't allowed to leave Canada after my WP expires while waiting
 

Cobba

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MarcTwoSix;379416 said:
How long does all that take and is it a case that if they get the application in before her current Visa expires she can continue to stay and work in Australia while it is being decided?
I am not sure how it works..... SI was explaining a lot to me last night but with me not having experience with Visa's, was not fully understanding....

SI did mention something about the company needing to advertise for the position, and then go on to offer her an offer of employment....

As far as the lead time for visa approval, i am unsure..... I do know SI's current visa expires mid next month so the lawyer may apply for an extension (if SI's current visa does not have a "no further stay" condition attached).

Again, its only early days, hoping SI gets more information today. I should know more today.
 

OZZYGUY

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Im guessing the lawyer will apply for a bridging visa. If so that will allow her to stay until the work visa is approved. But time is not on her side the company should have done this 6 months ago.
 

Cobba

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OZZYGUY;379431 said:
Im guessing the lawyer will apply for a bridging visa. If so that will allow her to stay until the work visa is approved. But time is not on her side the company should have done this 6 months ago.
Yes agree 6 months earlier.....

Reflecting on previous replies Re: GF signing up on the dating web to secure the Aussie male in hope to stay in Aus, i didn't mention that SI did tell me previously that she wasn't too fussed if she had to leave, hence maybe her relaxed approach to push the company to get their act together and get onto another visa for her. Its only after she met me and our association has developed into love that now she wants to stay.
 

OzzyDamo

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a complied with TV will add substance to the partner visa, you could get a couple of TVs while the PV is in being processed. Its tough having to be separated when you feel for the girl, just wank off to leso porn while you wait.
 

Cobba

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Further updates on this..... The company immigration lawyer is going for the Temporary Skill Shortage Visa and if sucsessful, SI can stay for up to 2 years.

Fingers crossed
 

Moo Uaon

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Cobba;379588 said:
Further updates on this..... The company immigration lawyer is going for the Temporary Skill Shortage Visa and if sucsessful, SI can stay for up to 2 years.

Fingers crossed
For a bean counter?...i'd have thought they were dime a dozen unless it refers to her already knowing the role inside that particular company.

good luck with it.
 

OZZYGUY

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Cobba;379588 said:
Further updates on this..... The company immigration lawyer is going for the Temporary Skill Shortage Visa and if sucsessful, SI can stay for up to 2 years.

Fingers crossed
After that she can apply for PR wont need a Partner visa, same cost thou.

How will the Lawyer go with such a short time frame?
 

Cobba

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OZZYGUY;379593 said:
After that she can apply for PR wont need a Partner visa, same cost thou.

How will the Lawyer go with such a short time frame?
Wow really !!!!!

I am not sure how the Lawyer will pull it off.... SI will find out more on Monday...... Oh, i checked with SI and she has told me that her current Visa has no "no further stay" clause attached so maybe the Lawyer will seek a short extension/bridge while waiting for the new Visa to be approved... If this is the case good because it will give me extra time with my beautiful GF.
 

OZZYGUY

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Yeah it will be a bridging visa. Now this could be another issue you may come across. Most bridging visa's dont allow travel rights. So that means she needs to stay in Aust while the bridging visa is in place. I know you got a trip coming up.

When you apply for a partner visa and some other visas while you are in Australia you automaticaly get "bridging visa A" emailed to you. However no travel rights once you leave Aust your visa is finished and you cannot come back without a new visa.


If you intend to travel you need to apply for "bridging visa B". This visa gives you travel rights for one trip only and cost around $130.

If the lawyer puts her on a bridging visa have a good read of it if you still intend going on the holdiday. If you need to do "bridging visa B" Its form 1006 and really easy to do. https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/Forms/Documents/1006.pdf

If you do Bridging visa B once you enter back into Aust it reverts back to whatever bridging visa she was on. If you want to travel again re apply.

Just a way for them to grab more money off you.
 

MarcTwoSix

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OZZYGUY;379648 said:
Yeah it will be a bridging visa. Now this could be another issue you may come across. Most bridging visa's dont allow travel rights. So that means she needs to stay in Aust while the bridging visa is in place. I know you got a trip coming up.

When you apply for a partner visa and some other visas while you are in Australia you automaticaly get "bridging visa A" emailed to you. However no travel rights once you leave Aust your visa is finished and you cannot come back without a new visa.


If you intend to travel you need to apply for "bridging visa B". This visa gives you travel rights for one trip only and cost around $130.

If the lawyer puts her on a bridging visa have a good read of it if you still intend going on the holdiday. If you need to do "bridging visa B" Its form 1006 and really easy to do. https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/Forms/Documents/1006.pdf

If you do Bridging visa B once you enter back into Aust it reverts back to whatever bridging visa she was on. If you want to travel again re apply.

Just a way for them to grab more money off you.
Honestly unless it's for an important family issue I wouldn't advice traveling while waiting for your Visa

Just wait it out until the new Visa comes in

If your Visa gets rejected you are going to have plenty of time outside Australia anayways 5555

And you have the company working to get you a Visa while you take a holiday
It's a bad look! IMO
 

OZZYGUY

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MarcTwoSix;379707 said:
Honestly unless it's for an important family issue I wouldn't advice traveling while waiting for your Visa

Just wait it out until the new Visa comes in

If your Visa gets rejected you are going to have plenty of time outside Australia anayways 5555

And you have the company working to get you a Visa while you take a holiday
It's a bad look! IMO
I dont see the issue, as long as the company agrees and knows about the holiday that is.

Cobba did mention they may not go on the holiday but if they do as long as her work is ok with it then go. I think its important for her family to meet him and would be good for him to see what Thai family life is like.


The visa part is easy, we done it maybe 3 or 4 times to take trips while Janice was on a bridging visa A.
 

MarcTwoSix

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OZZYGUY;379742 said:
I dont see the issue, as long as the company agrees and knows about the holiday that is.

Cobba did mention they may not go on the holiday but if they do as long as her work is ok with it then go. I think its important for her family to meet him and would be good for him to see what Thai family life is like.


The visa part is easy, we done it maybe 3 or 4 times to take trips while Janice was on a bridging visa A.
He's known her for a few months
Him and you guys act like we have the next Royal Wedding on our hands 55555

I work in a corporate environment and have people that work for me
And have also gone through the exact same process of my work sponsoring me for a Visa

And I can tell you I wouldn't look good on someone taking a holiday while people are working trying to get her a Visa

And from my own experience, knowing that people in HR and legal are working for me(because believe me, she's replaceable) to get me a Visa, I wouldn't even think of taking time off while the process is going on
The firm is showing commitment to her, she should show it to the company, IMO
 

OZZYGUY

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MarcTwoSix;379745 said:
He's known her for a few months
Him and you guys act like we have the next Royal Wedding on our hands 55555

I work in a corporate environment and have people that work for me
And have also gone through the exact same process of my work sponsoring me for a Visa

And I can tell you I wouldn't look good on someone taking a holiday while people are working trying to get her a Visa

And from my own experience, knowing that people in HR and legal are working for me(because believe me, she's replaceable) to get me a Visa, I wouldn't even think of taking time off while the process is going on
The firm is showing commitment to her, she should show it to the company, IMO
I get that, but on the other hand in Aust we get 4 weeks paid leave a year, I assume you do too. If she hasnt had a holiday it would be fine to take one as any staff member would visa or not. If she isnt owed any holiday leave then no.
 

Stillearly

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OZZYGUY;379752 said:
I get that, but on the other hand in Aust we get 4 weeks paid leave a year, I assume you do too. If she hasnt had a holiday it would be fine to take one as any staff member would visa or not. If she isnt owed any holiday leave then no.
Agreed , if you have holiday entitlement you need to take it before the end of the holiday year , although I know our American friends are famed for not taking long holidays and sometimes forgoing their allotted holidays ( not sure that applies to M26 or half day Paulie as he is also known .... ;) )
 

MarcTwoSix

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OZZYGUY;379752 said:
I get that, but on the other hand in Aust we get 4 weeks paid leave a year, I assume you do too. If she hasnt had a holiday it would be fine to take one as any staff member would visa or not. If she isnt owed any holiday leave then no.
Having the holiday still means you should take it at the appropriate time

And I am just giving my perspective from someone who knows both side very well
As someone who has had my firm work to get me many visas and someone who is a boss in the corporate world

I'm not having a go at Cobba's gf at all but she's a low level employee that is replaceable
If that was me.....I would be showing the company my main focus is on my job while they are putting resources into something that greatly benefits me
(Again that is not bagging on SI. She went overseas for school and got a job overseas, she is obviously intelligent)

As for the holiday
2/3/4 months might actually benefit Cobba
He then knows his GF much better which would make meeting the family be that much more comfortable and in turn, pleasant for him
 
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