News out today 14th November 2017
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.
We have no further information, other than what is provided above, but this is great news for those who held 457 visas, or were an applicant for a 457 visa, on 18th April 2017 – anyone who did not hold a 457 visa at this date, or were not an applicant for a 457 visa at this date (i.e had an application lodged in the system), will be affected by the new legislative changes in March 2018.
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