We are in Australia on a 496 temp visa and my husbands company wants to sponsor us for PR. We were advised 3 times by the DIAC to apply for the RSMS onshore visa so paid $1368 for meds and $2552 to DIAC to be told our current visa doesn't qualify. We now needed to fight to get our money back because of this.
I know there has been talk before about people appying for visa while in Oz and then when they are granted going to NZ and returning to validate.
Can anyone give me some info if this is poss, we are wondering if we can reapply for RSMS offshore.
Getting PR is the difference between staying here and returning to Ireland and the whole thing has been very stressful. In fact part of me just feels like quitting and heading back anyway
Any advice is appreciated