I just picked up my work permit today for the labor department. I am on a NON O visa and have been for some time. To be honest, its the easiest process I have EVER been through in this country regarding bureaucracy and run around. I simply gave my school my degree/post grad dip in education, got some photos, did a blood test, copies of marriage cert, visa etc and that was it! It all seemed too easy.....but then again sometimes things fall in your ditch. I am VERY happy to be on a NON O and wont give it up easily. I had an employer basically force me to change to a NON B once and that was a headache....leaving the country, criminal background checks....a whole load of it. I am very happy to have a visa that I WONT LOSE if my job ever falls through. Having it frees up the 400,000 that was required for the extension. I am now able to show 40,000 per month....got some beer money Cheers!