Sorry should read according to the DIAC website hope this helps
475 visa query
We are also hoping to go on the 475 visa. Some interesting reading. You have clarified a few points. Another question please, is there any restrictions on getting employment if you are on a 475 visa. Do SA employers recognise this visa?
Thanks for all that guys
Has really made me alot happier knowing there are options. Whos to say we won't warm to Adelaide and fall in love with it like many of you have, but it's nice to have the option and not be restricted to one place.
Tom has been before and said it's a great place but he just loves Oz and would live anywhere, even if it meant living in a cardboard box for 2yrs if that got us PR.
Also pleased to hear that it doesn't mean Tom has to work in his skilled prof as if he does initially struggle to find a job in his field then he can do anything untill something crops up. :)
Just wondering have any of you been to these seminars? Where they have various companies we have booked to go the one in Leeds in Oct, did you find them useful or useless?
Jo and Tom
We went to one in Leeds in April and were largely disappointed- I think downloading the brochures from DIAC will tell you more about visas than you can find there. Somebody claims to have even have found jobs as a result of attending, which is def lucky, but then again it depends on your line of work. I think if you are a nurse or work in engineering or mining then you will have a chance as there were employer stands. We work in different sectors and these seminars were not useful to us, sadly
Originally Posted by CHORLEY GIRL
Originally Posted by Trevali
I had concerns about this espeicially when I've looked at jobs in the Adelaide Advertiser stating'must have residency' but someone over there already on this visa (sorry can't remember who) said it isn't a problem getting a job I think theres a letter to download from SA government website stating you are free to work there. Sorry can't remember exact details but I'm confident we'll be fine to find work on this visa
475 And Seminar
Thanks the Lincolns sorry to hear it was a complete waste of time.
The only reason were going is because we have some friende who are going shortly they are going to Perth, they attended and mentioned they had seen quite a few stands on Property Man, so thought we might be able to get some info on job opportunities etc.
Anyway we can give it a bash and have a night out while were there, never been out in Leeds but heard it's good! If we don't get anything out of it bar a hangover it will be something
We went to an expo in london in april. It definitely wasn't as good as I thought it would be, quite a bit smaller than expected. As previously said though, great for engineering, mining etc... BUT .. Woolworths had a stand and my OH got an interview there and then. They got in contact when they got back to Aus - and requested his cv. He sent it, and now they have asked for an interview next week via video conference link.. We would have never have approached them otherwise, so a great opportunity.
So I guess you never know what may come of it - and worse case scenario a good night out in Leeds like you said!! :D
Take care, Alexis x
Originally Posted by Lulujim
Hi when exactly is the expo in Leeds it may be worth us going if woolworths have a stand with Phil being a baker I know Debs17 already over there says her hubby works for them and is a baker . like you say could be a good night out after
The Expo is on the 18th or 19th of October we booked the tickets on line could be a good idea for a meet up. See if anyone wants to have a night out.
So prob best to have the night out on the Sat were going to stay in a hotel if anyones up for it?;)
Jo and Tom