APPLICATION FOR PERMISSION TO ENGAGE IN ACTIVITY OTHER THAN THAT PERMITTED UNDER THE STATUS OF RESIDENCE PREVIOUSLY GRANTED.Seriously, that's what the name of the form is in English.
Our eldest son has been working at school for the maintenance department in the last week preparing the campus for the return of students on Friday. He's enjoyed a great variety of tasks, from changing batteries in clocks, to inventorying the numbers of chairs and tables in rooms, to pressure-cleaning walkways. He's not under contract, just casual, working the number of hours he wants to work.
Because he's on a dependent's visa and being paid to do all this, we need to tell the Immigration Department. It's a little strange that you don't fill this form out until you have an employer. They don't ask anything about when you start or how much you're paid, so the fact that he's already been working prior to putting the form in doesn't seem to be an issue. As far as we know, the only restriction is on how much you can work (maximum of 28 hours per week).
I guess when I go down there next week I'll find out if I need to do anything else other than just hand the form in.
Another reminder that we are but guests in this country.