What replaced 457 visas?
The Subclass 457 Visa was the main visa available for skilled migrants who wished to work in Australia with a sponsoring employer. As of the 18th of Marth 2018, the 457 visa has been retired and replaced with the new Subclass 482 – Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa.
What happens when 457 visa expires?
If your visa has expired, you need to apply for a Bridging visa E (BVE) immediately in order to become lawful. A BVE is a short-term visa that lets you remain lawful while you make arrangements to leave Australia.
When did 457 visa end?
The 457 visa will still be issued until March 2018, provided that the application relates to an occupation available on the list of eligible occupations. From 19 April 2017, 216 occupations were removed from the list of eligible occupations.
Can you get PR on a 482 visa?
Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (subclass 187) TSS 482 visas obtained through the short term stream do not offer a pathway to permanent residency.
What is a 457 visa for Australia?
The Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) allowes skilled workers to come to Australia and work for an approved business for up to: two years after it is granted – if your occupation is on the list of eligible skilled occupations but is not listed on the MLTSSL.
What are the conditions on a subclass 457 visa?
Condition 8501 is mandatory on all primary and secondary visas. You may also have additional conditions imposed on your subclass 457 visa, including: 8502, 8516, 8522, 8525 and 8526. For information on any conditions imposed on your visa, please check the letter you received from us when your visa was granted.
What happens if I change my employer before my 457 visa is approved?
If you start working for your proposed new employer or in your new occupation before the nomination is approved, you will be in breach of visa condition 8107 and your subclass 457 visa might be cancelled. The approval of a new nomination only allows you to change your employer or occupation.
What are my sponsorship obligations as a 457 sponsor?
Sponsorship obligations apply to all sponsors of subclass 457 visa holders. They are in place to ensure that overseas skilled workers are protected from exploitation, and that the subclass 457 visa programme is being used to meet genuine skills shortages, and not to undercut local labour wages and conditions.