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Old 12-07-2012, 12:06 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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My gf and I are considering a 1+ year move to Australia to check it out. She is under 30, I am over 30... However she wants to use this opportunity before she turns 30. We have discussed getting married if need be for me to come over with her.

Has anybody done this before? We were considering cities of Sydney or Melbourne. We know somebody living in Melbourne that we could stay with.

How hard is it to find work say writing/publishing/media/journalistic or social service type jobs? I know there is a 6 month for one employer rule, but I'm sure there are contracts and such.
If the normal work involves something like min wage or working restaurants, neither of us would be interested as we are too far along with our careers for that.

I filled out a skilled assessment and it said I qualified for a work visa myself, a 190 and a 489.
We are both college educated and have several years of professional work experience, should we try to come over there by different means?

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Old 12-07-2012, 06:18 PM
 
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Are you talking about a working holiday visa? If you are, then I don't think there is any allowance made for partners in that visa, regardless of whether you are married or de-facto.

You will need to apply for your own visa independently of her.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:48 PM
 
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Are you talking about a working holiday visa? If you are, then I don't think there is any allowance made for partners in that visa, regardless of whether you are married or de-facto.

You will need to apply for your own visa independently of her.
Hmm that is interesting to know. So even if we were married and she wanted to go, she couldn't bring me with?

If not, would it help my own visa status if she got one
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:19 PM
 
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Hmm that is interesting to know. So even if we were married and she wanted to go, she couldn't bring me with?

If not, would it help my own visa status if she got one
I don't think so. The WHV is designed for young people to spend a year working and travelling. Bringing a spouse is a right given to migrant class visas, of which the WHV is not one.

I can't see why it would help your visa status. If you're applying for a migrant visa, that has a path to residency, they probably won't care too much that your gf/wife has a working holiday visa.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:51 PM
 
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I don't think so. The WHV is designed for young people to spend a year working and travelling. Bringing a spouse is a right given to migrant class visas, of which the WHV is not one.

I can't see why it would help your visa status. If you're applying for a migrant visa, that has a path to residency, they probably won't care too much that your gf/wife has a working holiday visa.
Well what if we went a different route and one of us got an offer of an employment? Would it help position the other at that point?
Neither of us are planning on staying long term but would like to experience life there for possibly 1 year, to 4-5 years max.
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