When to move over?
Just wanted some advise please on State Sponsorship. We got approval the other week and just finishing off the paperwork to apply for a 475 visa. When would you suggest is the best time to move over after hopefully gaining the visa. I believe this visa is valid for three years but I think I have to work for two years full time as an Office Manager as thats specified with the state sponsorship.
I am confused with the activating of the visa. Do you have 3 years from that date of the activation? Or 3 years from the date you receive visa approval?
We just don't know whether to go straight away to activate the visa and do a reccie. Or plan to go 6-9 months after gaining the visa as we have to sell houses etc etc.
Any advise would be most helpful.
When your visa is granted it will have a date it has to be activated by (usually a year from meds/police submitted). Your 3 years will start after the activation date expires. (We have a 4 year visa - granted Aug 08, activate by May 09, we arrived Nov 08, visa expires May 2013) - I hope this makes sense!
We arrived end of Nov 08 just as summer was starting - it was good for getting out and about and we were at the beach nearly every day. The kids had a great holiday time before starting school at the end of Jan.
Good luck with your visa!