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Abolition of Australian 457 visa: Key facts

Abolition of Australian 457 visa: Key facts

Abolition of Australian 457 visa: Key facts

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18 April 2017: The Australian Government today announced that it will abolish of 457 visas for foreign temporary skilled migrants.

  • The 457 visa program, which has created controversy over the years, will be replaced by a new temporary visa class.
  • The new visa would be designed to recruit “the best and brightest” skilled workers.
  • The new visa would require the applicants to get tougher scores in English language tests.
  • As with previous 457 visa scheme, there will be labour market testing requirements.
  • The number of occupations that would qualify for a temporary visa will also be reduced.
  • The new visas will be limited to a two-year period that require previous work experience.
  • The new two-year visa would not allow permanent residency.
  • A second four-year visa will require a higher standard of English language skills as well as a proper criminal check.
  • Anyone already in Australia on a 457 visa will not be affected by the new arrangements. They will continue to abide by the conditions of that 457 visa.

Source: 

Government abolishing 457 visas, Malcolm Turnbull says

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