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…

Does a Medical Practitioner always need General or Specialist Registration in order to apply for a Permanent Residence visa?

The short answer in NO! Registration types for doctors practising medicine in Australia The Australian Medical Board (the AMB) currently issues 5 types of registration to doctors: General registration Specialist registration Provisional registration Limited registration Non-practising registration. The AMB can also grant student registrations to medical students undertaking an approved program of study. Subclass 186 and 187 visas A doctor does not need to hold general or specialist registration in order to apply for a subclass 186 or 187 visa.…

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…