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Old 12-14-2009, 09:00 PM
 
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Default Working Visa

Quick question about a working visa.
I have started to do some research on the process of obtaining a work visa because it seems you will not be considered for a position if you do not already have a work visa. Makes sense I guess. I also started to get the impression that if you were under 30, your chances are better for receiving one. Unfortunate, if true, for I am not under thirty. Not terribly far past it but lets just say I missed it by thhhhhhhhhat much.
Curious to know if that is true.
I do not have a problem with the financial or processing side of obtaining one just wondering if working on the contact first is likely.
Thanks
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Old 12-14-2009, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Default If what I saw was correct...

The only Visa you miss by being 31 or older is the "Working Holiday Visa."
For all other Visas that go by the "Points Test" you lose 5 points every 5 years past 29. (30-34, 35-39, 40-44)
By the time you reach 45, you might not be able to get a Visa unless you are either a business owner or retiree.
Hope that helps.
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Old 12-15-2009, 08:03 AM
 
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Yes, thank you.
I now know the clock is ticking a little quicker, so to speak.
I am looking at three different areas/countries. It will be interesting to find out if the same holds true for visas there as well.
Thanks again.
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Old 12-18-2009, 02:42 AM
 
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Me and my SO are both 30+ and have got out Work visas recently. If you have a valid job offer,
it should not be a problem.
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Old 12-19-2009, 07:48 AM
 
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That's the next adventure . I don't believe employment agencies, by law, can due anything with/for me without residency. That's all fine and fair it just makes my searching a little more involved.
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Old 12-21-2009, 08:05 PM
 
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I am also thinking of obtaining a visa
but for study not work
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Old 02-18-2010, 04:55 PM
 
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So if I understand correctly, since I'm 49, I wouldnt be able to get a visa unless I'm a business owner or a retiree? I want to accompany my husband, who is 46, to Australia and WORK, not sit around the house as a retiree. I don't believe we would be able to make it there based on his income. He's a flight attendant with a US Based airline, who works for a company which is in the process of doing a work exchange program with Australia with their sister company.

Please help!
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Old 02-18-2010, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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So if I understand correctly, since I'm 49, I wouldnt be able to get a visa unless I'm a business owner or a retiree? I want to accompany my husband, who is 46, to Australia and WORK, not sit around the house as a retiree. I don't believe we would be able to make it there based on his income. He's a flight attendant with a US Based airline, who works for a company which is in the process of doing a work exchange program with Australia with their sister company.

Please help!
You can send enquiries to the immigration department via email.
Someone there will be happy to answer your question... though it may take several days for a response.
Contact Us - Department of Immigration and Citizenship
Good luck.
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