QuoteReplyTopic: De facto 457 visa - relationship crumbling Posted: 23/March/2009 at 13:07
I wonder if anyone can give me some advice.
I am here with my boyfriend of 3 years, we arrived in Australia at the end of last year and I received my visa (I am on his 457 visa) in February this year. I am a research student at a university here in Australia in social sciences and humanities and I'm very happy and would love to stay here, continue to study and eventually settle down and find a job, perhaps teach.
My problem is that since moving here my boyfriend has changed. He has become emotionally abusive and is becoming increasingly difficult to live with. I am beginning to feel very alone and don't know what to do. Because I am on his 457 visa I am entirely dependent on him to stay in the country. I am so settled in my studies and life here now that I honestly don't want to leave. I have considered applying for the student visa, however there is a restriction on the visa that I have to sign saying I will not apply for another visa to remain in the country after my studies. I was wondering if anyone knew of any options I might have. I'm starting to feel desperate and would love to have the option to leave what is starting to be a non-relationship (we have even moved into separate rooms now)but without the prospect of my new life falling to pieces around me and my having to leave the country I'm falling in love with.
Any advice would be much appreciated.
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