Well that's that then................the word according to Beanbear..........must be right!!!....I only had my information confirmed twice not three times, right enough.
Good Luck anyway, Fiona
Are you going to give us the details of who you spoke to? Instead of belittling what I say we should surely be concentrating on tracking down and outing the perpetrator of the useless and wrong information. That would surely help others from being mislead?
Or you can cling on to what you've been saying - remind me, why would that be again? Surely it is in your best interest that what I'm saying is right, as it offers you another avenue for pr?
Last edited by Beanbear; 30-10-2008 at 05:47 AM.
Reason: additional info
SIR 495 visa
Just joined Poms in Adelaide, been here for 7 weeks now on 495 visa.
We thought we had it all straight on this fulltime husband wife thing, but quickly reading through your comments makes me a little concerned.
Can anyone now confirm that basic simple facts !
We beleive that no matter who was the main applicant that either of us can complete the 12 months of fulltime(38hours)work to satisfy the requirements to proceede to full residency ??
The other question we have been thinking of looking at lately too is...
Can one or both of us be self employed or even as a sub-contractor and still satisfy the requirements ??
I have to be honest when the guy was telling me about how hubby could valadate the visa from diac he mentionned getting enough points and how hubby would get extra points for speaking English - it's only when I got off the phone I realised that the 887 visa isn't points tested. So basically he was talking crap!
I urge you all to complain to diac and see what their response is.
I'm still nervous and praying that beanbear is correct.
I don't see any point in ringing them as obviously they don't seem to have a clue.
I'll let you guys know as soon as I get a written response.
Your facts are correct - either of you can complete the work requirement. As for the self-employed part, I did ask about that ages ago and it was a bit more complicated. You can do it, but there's more to prove in terms of hours worked etc. You would need to ask about the details by phoning DIAC as I wouldn't want to give you wrong info! ;)
Originally Posted by redfoxy
Nick I think you're right and the wires were well and truly crossed between your question and their answer. I suppose it depends on which individual you speak to as to whether they're listening properly.
Hope they are wrong with the length of time to get 887 from 495 as well.
We were told 3 - 6 months. Applied for 887 on 8th Sept sent off police reports etc as advised to by acknowledgment reply. Since 1st July ASPC don't deal with 887's done by Brisbane now.
Called this am to find out how long it is taking as no case officer to be informed they are dealing with ASPC backlog first from the 1st December 2007! This is only for 495 to 887 as other temp visa's get priority. Most of the job's I'm looking at want you to have PR so hope this answer was wrong as well
Did you try showing them the official letter that points out it's provisional and not really temporary? They shouldn't be able to discriminate against you. Might also be worth sending along proof of application for 887 if a job comes up that you really want.
Originally Posted by Devon
Yep tried that one and the proof that I'd applied for pr - took along my acknowledgement print out from immi which includes that they give you a bridging visa straight away - still wasn't enough - hence my call to them this am. I advised them of my situation and they said it is up to the company's security policy that I'm applying to and they are within their rights to insist upon pr - they couldn't speed up my visa request either which I obviously understand as wouldn't be fair to others - it's just soooo annoying - especially as haven't been allowed to work up to August due to visa restrictions - and one employer I tried with was concerned that I hadn't been working the last two years even though I advised that I wasn't allowed to!!!
I love it here now but gosh it's hard at times
What really gets me....... is that you have the audacity to claim that the information you got was correct.........even if you don't believe me (I suppose you don't know me, so you can have some scope for that).
You acknowledge there has been conflicting advice given, but somehow you presume that the info you have been told is correct!!!!! AND go right ahead and advise other people that you've got it right!!!!!! unbelieveable
To Everyone else who may be reading this thread,
P.S. I'm not saying that my info is RIGHT, I'm telling you what I've been told by DIAC.......who knows, I MAY have been given incorrect info..............god knows one of us certainly has!!!!
P.P.S I have written to the DIAC to express my concern at being given conflicting advise on the 2 occasions I phoned, which she revised on questioning, on the second occasion....rest assured I will let you know how I go.
Those who read the other yellow forum as well as this one might note that someone who has applied for the 887 with their spouse as secondary applicant has posted the details. Hope that reassures those still in any doubt.