Work and Skilled Visa Processing Times August 2017

Work and Skilled Visa Processing Times for month ending ​31 August 2017

186 Employer Nomination Scheme Direct Entry

75 per cent of applications processed in under 6 Months 15 per cent of applications processed in between 6 Months and 10… Read the rest

Work and Skilled Visa Processing Times for month ending ​31 August 2017

186 Employer Nomination Scheme Direct Entry

75 per cent of applications processed in under 6 Months 15 per cent of applications processed in between 6 Months and 10… Read the rest


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. 457 visa applicants that had lodged their application on or before 18 April 2017, and… Read the rest

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. 457 visa applicants that had lodged their application on or before 18 April 2017, and… Read the rest


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… Read the rest

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… Read the rest


Health Insurance on 457 Visa

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… Read the rest

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… Read the rest


No More 457 Visas for Fast Food Chains in Australia

Fast-food chains barred from using foreign workers on 457 visas

Peter Dutton announces end to labour agreement as part of crackdown on visa regulations, saying ‘Australian workers … must be given priority’ The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter… Read the rest

Fast-food chains barred from using foreign workers on 457 visas

Peter Dutton announces end to labour agreement as part of crackdown on visa regulations, saying ‘Australian workers … must be given priority’ The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter… Read the rest


Income Thresholds for 457 Visa

457 Temporary Business Long Stay Visa, 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… Read the rest

457 Temporary Business Long Stay Visa, 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… Read the rest


Education Costs for 457 Visa Holders in ACT

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

The annual contribution payable by a family in the ACT on a 457 visa for 2017 would be: $9,320 for each kindergarten student $12,500 for each primary school student… Read the rest

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

The annual contribution payable by a family in the ACT on a 457 visa for 2017 would be: $9,320 for each kindergarten student $12,500 for each primary school student… Read the rest


Education Costs for 457 Visa Holders in WA

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

In 2015 the Western Australian Government introduced a tuition fee for families on 457 Visas (temporary skilled workers) whose children attend public schools in this state. The fee is… Read the rest

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

In 2015 the Western Australian Government introduced a tuition fee for families on 457 Visas (temporary skilled workers) whose children attend public schools in this state. The fee is… Read the rest


Education Costs for 457 Visa Holders in NSW

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

The 2016 Education Fee rate for a 12 month period (40 school weeks) of enrolment is: $5,000 Years K – 6 Primary School $5,000 Years 7 – 10 Junior… Read the rest

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

The 2016 Education Fee rate for a 12 month period (40 school weeks) of enrolment is: $5,000 Years K – 6 Primary School $5,000 Years 7 – 10 Junior… Read the rest


Education Costs for 457 Visa Holders in South Australia

New Education Fees to be charged to 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… Read the rest

New Education Fees to be charged to 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… Read the rest


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.… Read the rest

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.… Read the rest


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… Read the rest


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]… Read the rest


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.… Read the rest

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.… Read the rest


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… Read the rest


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… Read the rest

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… Read the rest