I have started my immigration process in Dec 2010. But due to change in immi rules in jun'11 I can't apply for 176 visa. My agent told me that no problem you can apply as 475 visa which is TR for 03 years and a path way to PR. As I had no other options then, I went for 475 visa. We have received our 475 visa stamp on passport in DEC'11.
Now I found my experience[ when I have applied for 475 then I had Experience of 7 years and few months, now in March'12 I will have 08 years of experience] now make me quilify for 176 visa, which is PR visa!!!
We don't yet arrive in Australia using 475 visa and our first entry date is given within NOv'12. Now my question is if I log a new and fresh application for 176 ? Can I do that?
What is the procedure now to go for 176 visa while we are holding another visa 475?
When we have to surrender our 475 visa? After 176 visa finalize or before?
If anyone have any such experience please share...
I have very limited time in hand, case if I got for new application I have to finalize all with in this June'12 before the new rules come.
Thanks in Advance...