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457 Visa       started by Niel on 15 Sep 2011   (23810)
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From Niel

15 Sep 2011 6:23 PM
(111457)
Hi Everyone. I am currently applying for a 457 Visa and I need advice please. I was in position of a 457 Visa in 2008, but due to personal reasons never used it and it was cancelled before while I was in South Africa, 3 years later I was offer a role in perth and I am now applying for a new 457Visa, however the megration agent that I am using says that this might be a problem. The Agent says that I can only apply for a new Visa 3years after cancelling my first visa, it was cancelled in October 2008 and it is now September 2011, IS THIS CORRECT?
From Johann

To Niel

16 Sep 2011 4:52 PM
(111461)
Hi Niel, Wish I had a clear-cut answer for you. I worked in Perth on a 457 visa in 2006, then went back to ZA - now I'm back in Perth after four years. Have you tried contacting the Aus. High. Comm. in Pretoria and asking them about this? http://www.immi.gov.au/contacts/overseas/s/south-africa/ Hope you get this sorted out. :) Regards, Johann.
From Johann

To Niel

16 Sep 2011 4:57 PM
(111462)
I also found no reference to the 3 year limitation here, but the conditions of the 457 visa seem to change monthly. :) http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/skilled-workers/_pdf/457-application-checklist.pdf
From Niel

To Johann

16 Sep 2011 5:25 PM
(111463)
Hi Johann Thanks for your reply, I managed to contact the Australian Immigration Department and they have advised me that there is no exclusion period noted on my previous visa cancellation and even if there was an exclusion, I would have the option to have this exclusion waived. This is good news and my Visa should be back on track again. Kind Regards Niel
From Niel

To Johann

16 Sep 2011 5:27 PM
(111464)
Hi Johann, thanks for the information. Every bit helps. Regards Niel
From Johann

To Niel

19 Sep 2011 10:34 AM
(111471)
Cool, glad their feedback was positive! Regards, Johann.
From Johann

To Niel

19 Sep 2011 10:35 AM
(111472)
My pleasure. Just shout if I can help (or 'try' to help) with anything else. What line of work are they sponsoring you for, if I may ask?
From Niel

To Johann

19 Sep 2011 7:51 PM
(111473)
Thanks a lot Johann, I am a Mechanical Designer. I will shout if I require futher information. It is good to see that there are still people who is will to help.
From Niel

To Johann

19 Sep 2011 7:52 PM
(111474)
Thanks a lot Johann, I am a Mechanical Designer. I will shout if I require futher information. It is good to see that there are still people who is will to help.