working with an employer for more than 6 months
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Aug 17, 2012 2:41 AM Last Post By: KoalasRule
Aug 16, 2012 5:23 AM
working with an employer for more than 6 monthsI am currently on my first year visa which ends at the end of october. I have been granted a 2nd year visa. My question is I have just started working with an employer. Can I work for them for 6 months which brings me 4 months into my 2nd year visa and then can I work with them for an additional 6 months after that?
Aug 16, 2012 5:57 AM
1Brave aren't ya?
Anyway, who is to stop you working longer for the one employer in 6 months, ... DIAC (Immi Aust) would not know if no one tells them.
ATO (from the tax data (how much tax, and from whom) witheld from your pay), can tell them via data matching, but you have to do something real hugely wrong, or be a suspect before than happens.
Aug 16, 2012 6:17 AM
2Thanks but the reason I'm asking is because The immigration webiste says that if you work with an employer in ur first year visa u can work with the same employer for another 6 months in ur second year visa. On a working holiday visa u can work in blocks of 6 months with an employer. So can I work for 6 months with them
Now even though that brings me into my 2nd year visa and then work
For a further 6 months with them. I wanna know if my original question is allowed by immigration or not, if not then I won't do it.
Aug 16, 2012 2:11 PM
Aug 16, 2012 2:13 PM
4You could be our test subject, I am just an Aust citizen working cat.
I don't work in any Aust govt agency, in real life tho. Only in my cat dreams.
If the website says you can, I guess it's a loophole you can use.
But a million do to speak people will start to ask how, where etc did you successfully do it! On here and in real life.
Aug 16, 2012 3:14 PM
Aug 17, 2012 2:41 AM
6You cannot work continuously for more than 6 months with one employer - regardless of whether it's your first or second visa. If, however, you cease work for the employer after the first 6 months, work for someone else for a while, then go back to the original employer I think this is allowable, because it's not continuous.
And yes, the immigration department DOES know. I worked for a French company in Australia last year who hired ALOT of foreign workers, most of whom were hired on temporary business visas, and we were constantly getting calls from the Immigration authorities about our employees who had overstayed their visas. We also had a couple of people working for us on WHVs and the immigration department refused, point blank, to change the conditions of their visas to allow them to continue working for the company at the end of their 6 month period. They were both given ultimatums by the Immigration Department that they had to cease working with us by a certain date. The Immigration Department works very closely with the ATO these days, and trust me they know exactly what you are doing and where and when you are doing it. So don't try to pull the wool because you'll be on the first flight out of the country.
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