Category Archive: 457 Visa

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Apr 18 2017

457 Visa Applications and Occupations Removed

457 visa applicants with an occupation that has been removed from the STSOL

One option seems like a withdrawal of application with refund of fees

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Apr 18 2017

Australia to Abolish the 457 visas for Skilled Workers

Australian jobs and Australian values override and cancel the 457 Visa

The government has announced that it will abolish 457 visas for skilled foreign workers and replace them with a new visa program.
Anyone now in Australia on a 457 visa will not be affected by the new arrangements.

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Mar 11 2017

Health Insurance on 457 Visa

Do subclass 457 visa holders need to have health insurance and if so who pays?

It is a requirement for visa grant that applicants have made adequate arrangements for health insurance for themselves and accompanying family members.

In addition, Condition 8501 requires all visa holders, including accompanying family members, maintain adequate arrangements for health insurance for the duration of their stay in Australia.

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Mar 02 2017

No More 457 Visas for Fast Food Chains in Australia

Australian teenagers willing to work at fast food outlets shouldn’t lose out to foreign workers on 457 Visas when youth unemployment is rising.

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Feb 28 2017

Income Thresholds for 457 Visa

457 Income Threshold

For a nomination to be approved, the base salary must be at least equal to the TSMIT (Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold).

The Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT), is currently set at …

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Dec 20 2016

Education Costs for 457 Visa Holders in ACT

ACT Territory Education Fees for Children of Parents on 457 Visas.

$9,320 for each kindergarten student
$12,500 for each primary school student
$13,900 for each high school student

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Dec 20 2016

Education Costs for 457 Visa Holders in WA

WA State Education Fees for Children of Parents on 457 Visas.

The Western Australian Government tuition fee for families on 457 Visas (temporary skilled workers) whose children attend public schools in this state are:
$4,000 per family each year, regardless of the number of children a family have enrolled in public schools.

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Dec 20 2016

Education Costs for 457 Visa Holders in NSW

NSW State Education Fees for Children of Parents on 457 Visas.
$5,000 Years K – 6 Primary School
$5,000 Years 7 – 10 Junior High School
$6,000 Years 11 – 12 Senior High School

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Dec 19 2016

Education Costs for 457 Visa Holders in South Australia

From January 2017, newly arriving 457 visa holders will be required to contribute to the cost of educating their children in government schools. They will no longer be fully subsidised by the State Government.
$5,100 for each primary school student
$6,100 for each high school student

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Nov 20 2016

457 Visa Occupations

457 Visa Program Review There are currently 650 job types on the 457 visa program, and these are set to be cut by the Australian Government. Various job types that are no longer ‘in demand’ should be removed from the list. The most nominated occupations for the primary 457 visa holders at 30th June 2015 …

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Nov 19 2016

457 Visa Changes November 2016

Australian 457 Visa Change November 2016 Australia has announced changes to the ‘457 visa’ programme for skilled foreign workers to limit their ability to look for another job after their official employment ends. Foreign workers on a 457 visa will only now be able to stay in Australia for 60 days after their employment ends …

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Jun 11 2016

457 Visa Holder Statistics March 2016

457 Visa Statistical data for July 2015 to March 2016
The 457 visa is the most commonly used visa option for Australian employers to sponsor skilled overseas workers to work in Australia on a temporarily basis up to 4 years.

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Mar 09 2016

457 visa holders – workplace rights and entitlements

457 visa holders – workplace rights and entitlements Under the Migration Act, your sponsor is required to meet a number of obligations which ensure that you are provided with appropriate terms and conditions of employment. These obligations require your employer to: provide you with equivalent pay to that of any Australian employee who has the …

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Mar 30 2015

457 Visa Can I get Child Care Benefits Backdated once I have PR

A question that is often asked relates to getting Family Tax Benefits on the 457 Visa The question for this topic relates specifically to getting the Family Tax Benefits [FTB] (Child Benefits) backdated once a person gets Permanent Residency [PR] granted. The answer in general is NO. FTB payment is from the date you receive PR. Another …

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May 16 2014

School Fees on 457 Temporary Visa Holders

457 Visa School Fees in Australia

Most States in Australia allow exemptions for school fees for the children of 457 Visa holders, treating these temporary visa holders the same as PR or citizens, as far as school fees are concerned.

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Sep 30 2013

School Fees on 457 Visa

Australian School Fees on 457 Temporary Visa Holders Most States in Australia allow exemptions for school fees for the children of 457 Visa holders, treating these temporary visa holders the same as PR or citizens, as far as school fees are concerned. However, NSW, ACT and now WA, charge Fees for children of 457 Visa …

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Apr 01 2013

Australian Government Crackdown on 457 Visas

Following the recent Australian Government tightening of the 457 rules to make that Australians are given preference rather than foreigners being at the front of the jobs queue, the Australia Immigration Minister, Brendan O’Connor, has responded to the criticism of the Government’s crackdown on these visas, providing examples of how the system has been rorted. …

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Dec 12 2011

LAFHA – Living Away From Home Allowance – to be abolished

Living Away From Home Allowance abolished

The popular Living Away From Home Allowance (LAFHA) being claimed by temporary overseas workers in Australia is set to cease from July 2012.
The effect of this is that many people currently claiming this allowance will be in a position of paying more tax than they are used to.
No permanent resident legitimately using this tax exemption for accommodation and food expenses will lose any entitlements.

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May 18 2011

Living Away from Home Allowance – LAFHA

Living Away from Home Allowance (LAFHA) The Living Away from Home Allowance is one of the most popular searched terms for workers on the 457 Visa. This tax benefit can be very advantageous to certain groups of Temporary Visa holders, and can make up for some of the disadvantages of that Visa class. What is …

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Feb 26 2011

Health Plan for 457 visa

Most visitors to Australia that arrive on the 457 Visa will be required to have a special medical insurance plan set up as a condition of that visa. You can get an idea of the cost of this medical insurance at a number of Health Insurance companies in Australia, some of which are listed below. …

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