Can anyone help me with some advice on some visa related issues ?
I am getting the final things together to lodge my 175 visa application in the next month. The requirements to prove specific employment concern me because the visa advice booklet 6 states that a reference must be supplied from your employer to prove you have fulfilled the criteria and get the 10 points for this section.
I'm sure I can't be the first prospective migrant to not want their employer to know about their plans until the visa is granted (or at least close) !!! I need to keep my current job as long as possible and I can't imagine my employer will be thrilled if I ask for a reference to help my visa application. Have I misunderstood this requirment ? If anyone can advise from their own experience that would be great ?
Secondly a question about the skills matching database.... I have a young family so getting a job quickly in Oz is a must (or even better, before we go). Once I've lodged my application does the skills matching database allow prospective employers to actually make job offers (hope so), or is it only for employers to consider candidates for sponsorship visas ? Again any advice would be much appreciated.