Australia, Living in Western Australia, Oceania, Personal musings, Travel diaries
We have some big and exciting news08/12/2015
We have some big and exciting news to share with you … we are officially Ozzies! Oi oi oi! Having landed myself such a great job at an IT Consulting company in Perth I was thrilled to be offered the chance of sponsorship. Essentially, a ticket to stay in Australia. Yes, it wasn’t the plan and yes it was somewhat of a last minute decision but by now I’m sure you know how we role. We don’t like to make plans. Sometimes in life you have to take chances and this was definitely an opportunity we couldn’t turn down. The application itself was a little tricky and took a lot of work collating all of the necessary information but fortunately I had a great migration agent on board. They guided me through the whole process to ensure we had the best possible chance of approval. My application was filed under a 457 sponsorship visa (Temporary Work (skilled) (subclass 457)). This visa is for people with certain needed ‘skills’ to work in full time employment for up to 4 years sponsored by the employer. And thankfully, this visa allows family applicants under the same visa so Shaun was able to come under my visa to avoid hassles with separate visas. I will explain more about the dramas of the application another time.