I had an essential skill work visa for 3 years valid till 7/3/21 and my wife got her open work visa for the same period but I have got a new essential skill work visa under lower skilled category valid till 13/08/19 but I haven’t change the visa of my wife because she is overseas but she is coming by the end of this month. I sponsored her on before 28/8/2017 So can she travel on that visa or do I need to apply another visa before travelling.
I need to know how long your wife has lived away from you and the circumstances for which she was away. From your description, it appears that you and your wife may meet the exception scenario for work visa for partners of low skill visa holders. Sometimes visa officers at the airport may get confused and it is a good idea to ensure that you have applied for her further work visa. We have seen visa officers at airport challenging the applicant if they intend to return after the current visa expires etc. It is advisable to plan and submit the next visa application for both you and your wife as soon as possible. After your current visa expires your wife’s visa is no longer valid (theoretically) and thus both you need to extend your visas as soon as possible.
I would recommend that you book a paid legal advice to ensure that you and your wife have mental peace.
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