Hi Lil Bev,
I agree, from what I've read,( so could be wrong) the 457 costs the same amount as as the 176, the only difference I can see is that you have to have funds when you arrive. I'm in the same postion as you, hubby in the forces, so don't have to make the move but would like the reassurance of PR.
OTE=Lil Bev;151169]Sorry if you thought my reply was rude as that wasn't my intention, I do appreciate help and advice from others on here thats why i am a member. A 457 is just not for us, plus as my husband is currently in the forces we have the time to wait and i have heard about migration agents ripping people off![/QUOTE]