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489 to 887 full time work requirement

susana

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Hello, I hold a 489, just recently landed in AU. My intention is to convert my visa to a 887 permanent one after 2 years. I know I need to live in the designated area for at least 2 years and work full time at least 12 months. In my line of work (ESOL teaching) it is rare to have find full time positions. I was told that the minimum of 35 hours a week requirement can be made up from part time jobs. I have started an ABN and am able to bill clients individually, which can add up to the required 35 hours a week. However, I am not sure if I will be to prove (as a self-employed person) that I met the requirement when it comes to assessment. What is the usual practice in regards to this? Self-employed people are not able to provide third party evidence in this case. Should I continue as self-employed or seek employment in another field to meet the requirements for sure? (I would prefer to work in my field, but would not like to miss the opportunity to obtain 887).
My second question is how is the 12 months period calculated? Adding up months or weeks? I may need to leave for a while and interrupt my employment period.
Thank you.
 

MysticRiver

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Hi
I am in a same boat,
Did you get any clarifications on this issue.
Thanks
Henry


Hello, I hold a 489, just recently landed in AU. My intention is to convert my visa to a 887 permanent one after 2 years. I know I need to live in the designated area for at least 2 years and work full time at least 12 months. In my line of work (ESOL teaching) it is rare to have find full time positions. I was told that the minimum of 35 hours a week requirement can be made up from part time jobs. I have started an ABN and am able to bill clients individually, which can add up to the required 35 hours a week. However, I am not sure if I will be to prove (as a self-employed person) that I met the requirement when it comes to assessment. What is the usual practice in regards to this? Self-employed people are not able to provide third party evidence in this case. Should I continue as self-employed or seek employment in another field to meet the requirements for sure? (I would prefer to work in my field, but would not like to miss the opportunity to obtain 887).
My second question is how is the 12 months period calculated? Adding up months or weeks? I may need to leave for a while and interrupt my employment period.
Thank you.
 

Sanjiv Sen

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Hello, I hold a 489, just recently landed in AU. My intention is to convert my visa to a 887 permanent one after 2 years. I know I need to live in the designated area for at least 2 years and work full time at least 12 months. In my line of work (ESOL teaching) it is rare to have find full time positions. I was told that the minimum of 35 hours a week requirement can be made up from part time jobs. I have started an ABN and am able to bill clients individually, which can add up to the required 35 hours a week. However, I am not sure if I will be to prove (as a self-employed person) that I met the requirement when it comes to assessment. What is the usual practice in regards to this? Self-employed people are not able to provide third party evidence in this case. Should I continue as self-employed or seek employment in another field to meet the requirements for sure? (I would prefer to work in my field, but would not like to miss the opportunity to obtain 887).
My second question is how is the 12 months period calculated? Adding up months or weeks? I may need to leave for a while and interrupt my employment period.
Thank you.
Hey I am also working on ABN .Can u let me know what are the additional evidence required while working on ABN
 
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