482 Visa issue during offer

New / Eng atvW48
Jan 21 9 Comments

Hello Blind.

I receive an offer as a SDE I during December last month. Due to holiday period and everything, things have been dragged till now.

I was initially interviewing for the Amazon Alexa role. However, due to me not having a degree, it’s impossible for me to relocate to the USA/Canada at this point of time.

Hence, now I’m being offered a role in the AWS team in Australia instead. I have just finished the team matching process last week.

I just spoke to the Australia’s team recruiter and was told that I’ll be sponsored with the 482 visa.

From the requirements stated on the official government website. It seems like I have met all the criteria. Specifically having at least 2 years of relevant working experience. (I have 3). The recruiter seems to be unfamiliar with the requirements and said “something about 5 years or a degree. After some research, it seems to be related to having studied in English for 5 years. (Which I have met, since I’m a Singaporean)

Either way, I’m hoping any of you who are experience in this could provide some insight or advice on what I can do.

I’m most worried if there’s a requirement for a Bachelor’s degree, I’m currently still working on my degree full time, and have another 1.5 years to go before graduating. I have been working and studying this way since the start, so don’t worry about the school part. This is an opportunity for me to step up my career.

I appreciate you guys taking the time to read this!

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TOP 9 Comments
  • Microsoft / Eng wave 🏄‍♂️
    Finish your degree - it’s highly likely you’ll regret it if your don’t.
    Jan 21 2
    • New / Eng atvW48
      OP
      I’m still doing my degree, I just have to attend my exams once per year.
      Jan 21
    • Intel UGeJ58
      The US college system is structured so differently
      Jan 21
  • Micro Focus / Product GWOz11
    If your Visa goes through, can you wrap up your degree in Australia so that it's a non issue in the future?
    Jan 21 3
    • New / Eng atvW48
      OP
      I’m not too worried about my degree. Because my school arrangement is basically having 2 coursework per year with one final exam every year. I basically have been self teaching myself till date. I’m more worried about the visa part. Haha..
      Jan 21
    • Micro Focus / Product GWOz11
      I'm not familiar with this Visa, but if you meet all the requirements, what are you worried about?
      Jan 21
    • New / Eng atvW48
      OP
      At least from what I’ve read, I have met the requirements. But the recruiter seemed to be pretty clueless about it, and that is causing me certain worry. Worked way too hard for it to get fucked over visa.
      Jan 21
  • New / Eng atvW48
    OP
    Haha, I Guess I lucked out by joining a university that has this structure. It’s actually following the London structure.

    Normal university such as NUS/NTU has mid terms, etc.
    Jan 21 0
  • Amazon tintin!
    Uh
    Jan 21 0

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