this is a really good thread...I'm coming over on a 475 visa just 8 weeks and 4 days until we fly out...my wife printed off a letter that can be given to employers from Immigration SA that states that you are entitled to work and that the visa is a pathway to PR...I think she got it from the website so it's worth printing off and sending with each application possibly.
I never specified what my visa was unless specifically asked, stating on my CV that I have the right to live and work in Australia, I am on a 495 (SIR) which I believe is the same as the 475 now. I only had one major issue with my visa status which I wrote about on here. The agency I wanted to apply for a job though wouldn't even put me forward as they told me that I was only able to work for one employer for 6 months, as if I was on a working holiday visa. Even when I sent them a copy of that letter from Immigration SA they still wouldn't have it. Thankfully I found a great job with a really good employer who are very open minded about immigrants working there and couldn't be happier.
Going back to Flyaway's question, I would still chuck an application in if they say that, what have you got to lose?
Hi again, after being told that I could not apply for permanent positions by a manager and HR, I decided to be a bit stuborn and send them the letter from Immigration stating our work rights, it looks after all I can apply to permanent positions.
So I guess the lesson to be learned is BE STUBBORN! :o)
Insist with them and give them the letter.
Originally Posted by Emu
could you show me the way to get hold of this letter?