by miki08  18/03/2015  271 Page Views
1 Comments  Immigration law, student visa, employment visa, partner visa

Just wanting to ask about my 457 visa. It is due to expire on June this year and my employer is currently working on the nomination. I was employed by them 3 yrs ago and was told that nomination expires every year so they need to apply for one again for me.

The plan was to apply for 186 (employer nomination) however I won't have enough funding to pay for this visa even if that is not until June. The visa application will cost me over $7000 including medical tests, english test and other documents required.

My question is, the nomination number that I can get from my employer, can I use this number to apply for renewal of 457 visa since this would cost me less and use the same number 3 months after when I do have enough money to pay for the permanent visa?

Thank you.