[Read about the replacement for the 457 visa, the TSS 482 work visa.]
Australian Citizenship Experts
On May 22, almost 70 people attended a Melbourne Just Australia seminar conducted in Italian with Migration Ways about the recent 457 visa and citizenship changes.
The audience, predominantly Italians aged in their 20s and 30s, listened to Migration Ways co-directors Rebecca Santaera and Alberta Miculan answer questions for about 40 minutes about these changes. Rebecca and Alberta discussed the 457 visa changes implemented this past April, the coming July 2017 changes to the 457 visa, and the skilled visa changes to take place in March 2018. They also discussed regional visas and the future regarding applications for Australian citizenship.
Many attendees wanted to know how the recent visa and citizenship changes impacted them, most importantly if they could still stay long term in Australia or had to soon leave. Two specific questions asked were:
- What can I do if my occupation is no longer on the skilled occupation list?
- What should I do if my job is now only on the short term (2 year) occupation list?
See photographs of the event and listen to Rebecca Santaera’s introductory comments IN ITALIAN below.