Working Holiday visa – How flexible is the 6 Month Work Rule ?

The 6 month work rule could be much more flexible than you think! On 27th of March 2017, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) updated their policy guidelines with regard to the 6 month work rule (condition 8547). The Department’s guidelines now state that 417 visa holders can work for the same employer for more than 6 months provided that: They do not provide services to the same end user for more than 6 months; or They do not…

457 Visa Changes and the Temporary Residence Transition Stream (TRT)

The changes to the 457 visa program introduced on the 19th of April this year will affect you differently depending on whether you already have a 457 visa and whether you want to apply for permanent residence via the Temporary Residence Transition stream or not. The changes revolve around two lists, the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and the Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL). These lists replace the Skilled Occupations List (SOL) and Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List…