I am wondering if anyone has some good advice for this dilemma....My partner and I met in Sept 2009. In the following year my partner was offered a job in Adelaide on a 457 visa. Because we had not been together long enough,he went in May 2010 on his own whilst keeping in contact via e-mails and skype etc. During this time I planned my route to Adelaide. I took the IELTS,obtained my nurse registration and got a job on my own 457 visa. Also having to sort out my two children from a previous relationship(i.e getting signed permission from their biological father) Therefore one year later in May 2011 we all got together in Adelaide.
This month I am able to apply for permanent residency via an 856 sponsored visa which ties me to the hospital I work at for 3 years.However my partners job is at risk and we need to know whether he can be added either to my 457 initially and/or consequently to my 856 and how long this could all take?