My 23 year old son is just coming to the end of his first year's working holiday visa and about to apply for this second year. I've just spoken to the migration agent about how he could stay in Australia permanently thinking we could apply for the last remaining relative visa as he has no siblings or parents in the UK & have been informed that he wont be able to stay. The last remaining relative visa takes >10 years & they no longer do a bridging visa so he would have to go back to the UK & wait for his visa or apply for a skilled visa himself & although he did his apprenticeship in bricklaying he has only ever worked as a labourer. The only option he has is to do a degree which is not going to happen as he is not in the least bit interested in studying. He only has his friends in the UK as he's not close to any other relatives so not sure where he's going to have to go back to.
If anyone knows of any other options please advise.