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Member # 120
|Posted September 28, 2001 03:03 PM |
I currently hold the Australian short stay business visa and have an Australian IT company that is starting the sponshorship process for me to get long stay business visa.
They want me to come to Australia even before the long stay visa is granted to meet the client and do some assesments.
I know that I can not get employed until the long stay visa is processed, but I am not sure where exactly is the fine line between 'work' and meetings and assesments.
I will not be paid in Australia for the assesments at all, more likely I will be paid by my Canadian company.
They have been very nice to me so far and I really want to try to be as forthcomming as I can, however I would also like to know how far can I go without crossing the line ...
Any experience you could share?
Member # 5
|Posted October 02, 2001 03:10 PM |
You would be allowed to travel to Australia to attend meetings and negotiations, but you are not allowed to begin work on any client site until you have the Long-Stay Temporary Business Visa in hand. You should be able to travel to Australia on a short-stay business visa to meet with your potential employer, no problem.
Hope this helps,
Elfa Kere, Consultant
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