The drama continues!!! My future employer (hopefully) last week decided that he couldn't go it alone and has appointed an emigration consultant to process my 457 visa. After a meeting today, however, the consultant has advised him to sponsor me for a RSMS visa. Great, except that..... I have already finished up at work as I was told the visa 457 process would take 6 weeks. 2 months later, and nothing has been submitted as yet! I'm told that the RSMS takes at least 3 months to process! Is this true?
If so, what are the ways around being unemployed for so long? Is there is bridging visa? How can the visa be granted onshore? If I need to go offshore to validate the visa, how long do I need to be offshore for?