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Move to metro while having 489 visa after applying 887

MysticRiver

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The BV you received will have the exactly the same criteria/limitation as of your existing (489) visa. So, moving under 489 and BV would have the same impact. Hence, the question really should be whether you should move before your 887 grant or not.

You didn't mention which state are you in, as different states demand differently. For example,

SA said:
Commitment to South Australia – You need to commit to living and working in South Australia for two years from when you arrive, with a view to long-term settlement
VIC said:
Live and work in regional Victoria

A primary obligation of the Victorian visa nomination application process is that you and any of your dependants must live and work in regional Victoria while you are living in Australia under this visa.
So, theoretically, if you are in VIC, you should remain in the regional area until you get 887 grant. If you are in SA, you can move (assuming you have passed 2 years as you have already applied for 887).

Practically, well, not clear how strictly states enforce this especially after someone applies in 887.
 

Laura

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Hi I am wondering if anyone can answer my questions. I fulfilled my 2 year commitment for the 489 visa in the NT and applied for a 887 straight away. I moved states to Qld but am living in a postcode not classed as rural. I thought once I completed the 2 years I was free to go anywhere. I now know this is not the case. I have been at this address for 2 months and have not worked as it is an extended holiday. I am going to break lease asap and move to a rural postcode. Does anyone know if this will affect my chances of getting a 887 or might they overlook the fact that I have not worked in this area. TIA.
 

MysticRiver

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Does anyone know if this will affect my chances of getting a 887 or might they overlook the fact that I have not worked in this area.

I think it won't.
 

AF92

Wanderer
Messages
21
Points
3
MSA
2019-01-17
Skill
221111
SC
489 (TAS)
Point
65
EOI
2019-01-17
Inv.
2019-04-17
App.
2019-04-24
CO
2019-09-26
PCC
2019-05-04
HC
2019-05-07
Grant
2019-10-27
The BV you received will have the exactly the same criteria/limitation as of your existing (489) visa. So, moving under 489 and BV would have the same impact. Hence, the question really should be whether you should move before your 887 grant or not.

You didn't mention which state are you in, as different states demand differently. For example,





So, theoretically, if you are in VIC, you should remain in the regional area until you get 887 grant. If you are in SA, you can move (assuming you have passed 2 years as you have already applied for 887).

Practically, well, not clear how strictly states enforce this especially after someone applies in 887.

Hi @MysticRiver, I live in Tassie and planning to move as soon as I applied for 887. Do you think this would affect?
 
MSA
2019-01-17
Skill
221111
SC
489 (TAS)
Point
65
EOI
2019-01-17
Inv.
2019-04-17
App.
2019-04-24
CO
2019-09-26
PCC
2019-05-04
HC
2019-05-07
Grant
2019-10-27

Aloosh12

Commoner
Messages
79
Points
8
MSA
2017-07-27
Skill
233914
SC
489 TAS
Point
65
EOI
2018-10-25
Inv.
2019-01-30
App.
2019-03-20
Grant
2019-09-03
IED
2020-09-03
Hi @MysticRiver, I live in Tassie and planning to move as soon as I applied for 887. Do you think this would affect?
mate can u check your profile i sent you a message there i would like get some info from you
 
MSA
2017-07-27
Skill
233914
SC
489 TAS
Point
65
EOI
2018-10-25
Inv.
2019-01-30
App.
2019-03-20
Grant
2019-09-03
IED
2020-09-03
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