Free Education for Kids on 457 or 482 visas in Regional South Australia

The kids of 457 and 482 visa holders will no longer have to pay to attend government schools in regional South Australia. The Hon John Gardner MP, Minister for Education, announced that this move is expected to attract more foreign workers to settle or work in regional South Australia. The exemption will apply to all eligible students attending schools in regional areas and is effective for the 2019 school year. In past years, skilled workers with a sub-class 457 and…

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…