We are just awaiting approval for nursing registration, which should be through in next few weeks. Then we will start our visa application. We plan to arrive in Adelaide 1st August 2011. Our agent has recommended that we apply for a 4 year 457 visa, and then apply for PR when we are over there. The reasons they gave was because it would cost about £10,000 to apply and may take about 2 years to process. Whereas the 457 would be sorted by January 2011. It was predominently the 2 years that is putting us off.
We entered into this with the view of applying for permanent residency, as we are 100% sure that we want to stay there, but we are now very unsure as to what to do.
Does anyone have any advice about current processing times & costs for the 176 or any other info about this subject.
Many thanks in anticipation.