I have applied for 489 visa for extending my 475 as 20 days short of the 2 year living in SA requirement.
Yesterday I got the required material list from the officer then I was shocked and confused.
All those materials I have already submitted when I was applying for 475 years ago.
It seems they are going to re-check everything like a totally new 489, not based on 475?
I was asked for:
Evidence of Birth or Age - Do I need to get the certificate translated again and signed by JP again?
Evidence of English Language Ability - My old IELTS result has expired (only 2 years). It was used for 475 years ago. Does this requirement mean I still need to take the IELTS test again? - This point confused me most. I thought they would rely on all the old records as it is an extension of 475.
Passport Bio-pages - Travel Document - no query
Evidence of Australian Work Experience - It's ok. I have been working in Adelaide full time since Oct 2012. But now I wonder whether they want the working experience before I came to OZ, which was used for 475 application?
Evidence of Character - no query
Evidence of Health - no query
I activated my 475 visa on 03 AUG 2011, which means it will expire on 03 AUG 2014.
I planned to move to OZ 02 AUG 2012. Then I would be just meet the requirement of 2 years.
But unluckily, I had acute catarrhal conjunctivitis suddenly before my departure. and I have to arrive Adelaide later than plan.
I finally arrived OZ on 23 AUG 2012.
That means 20 days short of 2 years.
My 475 VISA will expire on 3 AUG 2014. And I would not have been staying in OZ for 2 years until 23 AUG 2014.
JUST 20 DAYS!!
I have to apply for 489 to extend right?
But what they required make me feel I am applying a 489 which is totally un-related to my 475. They will re-check all the things like I have never submitted them?
Is anyone doing 475 extension for 489 as well?
So confused and the time is so limited.
Hope anyone can help me.
Thanks a lot in advance.