Australia’s 457 Work Visa Ending
The Australian Department of Immigration (DIBP) recently released important information about the 457 Work Visa, which will end in March 2018. This new information relates to grandfathering provisions for the 457. That is, how some of the old 457 rules will continue to be applied for those holding or have applied for 457 visas on or before April 18, 2017. If you believe that this new information influences your work or stay in Australia, please contact Migration Ways to discuss your personal situation. Here is the new information:
“People who held, or had applied for, a subclass 457 visa on 18 April 2017 will be able to access certain existing provisions under the Temporary Residence Transition stream:
– occupation requirements remain the same (i.e. there are no restrictions as long as the nominee continues to work in the same position for the same employer as approved for their subclass 457 visa);
– the age requirement will remain at less than 50 years of age; and
– the work experience requirement, and the requirement to have worked at least two out of the three years prior to nomination on a subclass 457, will remain at two years.”
Source: The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (Nov. version). See here.
Read about the replacement for the 457 visa, the TSS 482 work visa.