Important changes for 457 visas

457-visa

From the 19th November 2016, the Department of Immigration will be making some changes to Schedule 1 – Visa condition 8107.

Important information for 457 visa holders and applicants – effective 19 November

At EMSA, we are proud to assist Australian businesses in obtaining visas for their team members,  allowing them to work in Australia for up to 4 years. This gives companies the continuity of committed ongoing staff and provides visa applicants with the ability to work full time and further their career in Australia.

From time to time, immigration can change their laws and policies and it is important that you be aware as these  changes can potentially affect your visa.

From the 19th November 2016, the Department of Immigration will be making some changes to Schedule 1 – Visa condition 8107.

This condition requires the 457 visa holder to remain employed with their sponsoring employer for the duration of their visa.

The main changes will be:

  •  For a Subclass 457  visa holder who ceases employment with their current sponsor, the period of time they can remain in Australia will be reduced from  90 days to 60 days.

  •  If 457 holder has not found a new sponsor within 60 days of ceasing that employment, they will be in breach of their visa condition 8107 and their visa may be cancelled.

  • Even if the 8107 condition  only applies to the main applicant of the 475 visa,   the visa cancellation risk also extends to dependent family members included in the 457 visa
  • This amendment will apply to 457 visas granted on or after 19 November 2016

For more information on how EMSA can help you with your 457 visa process, contact us today.