Pathways to PR for 457 and TSS Visa holders

  The Transitional Arrangements The Federal Government has provided transitional arrangements for people who held or had applied for a subclass 457 visa on 18 April 2017 that was subsequently granted. These transitional arrangements are relevant to the Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) stream only. The transitional arrangements include: occupation list requirements will not apply; and the minimum period an applicant is required to have been employed in their nominated occupation/position as the holder of a subclass 457 or TSS visa…

457 Visa Holders – Do You Still Have a Pathway to Permanent Residence?

If your employer has complied with its obligations as a subclass 457 sponsor, then the good news is that the Government has actually been quite kind! A lot of people who currently hold a subclass 457 visa will find that their pathway to permanent residence has been protected. Do either of these scenarios apply to you? You held a 457 visa on 18 April 2017 AND you still hold that visa or a related 457/TSS visa/bridging visa or You applied…

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…