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457 Visa will be abolished and replaced with 2 new visas

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engr_boyengr_boy SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 12Member
edited April 18 in Employer Sponsored Visas Posts: 211
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-18/government-abolishing-457-visas/8450310

The Government is axing the 457 visa class and replacing it two new visas.

This includes a two-year visa — which can be renewed for another two years — and a four-year visa targeted at specific high-level skills.

Both visas demand at least two years of relevant work experience, something not required under the 457 scheme, while the longer visa calls for higher standards of English proficiency.

Applicants must also complete a criminal history check instead of the self-declaration under the now-abolished scheme.

There are also changes to the permanent residency arrangements under the new scheme — previously, 457 visa holders could be eligible for permanent residency after two years.

There is no residency pathway under the new two-year visa, while four-year visa holders will see the permanent residence eligibility period extended from two to three years.

Who will be affected?

More than 200 jobs have been cut from the list of occupations that foreign workers can apply for under the new scheme.

mukhang naghihigpit na ah. any thoughts, guys?
Occupation: Surveyor (ANZSCO 232212)
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15.12.13 - Invited for 189 (Skilled Independent) Visa
25.12.13 - Lodged 189 Visa
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  • AdminAdmin SGTotal Reaction Points: 131Administrator
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    balita ko marami daw kasing mga establishement na abusive, nag hihire ng mga ibang lahi sa mga fast food or stores. kawawa ung mga legit. tinamaan.
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  • engr_boyengr_boy SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 12Member
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    @Admin totoo yan. dahil abusado at greed ng ilang employers eh damay damay na lahat.

    On 18 April 2017, the Government announced that the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457 visa) will be abolished and replaced with the completely new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa in March 2018.

    http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Work/457-abolition-replacement

    medyo naguluhan ako. kung iaabolish na sya by today. bakit may 1 year gap pa sa implementation ng bagong TSS Visa? puwede ka pa din ba mag-aaply ng 457 Visa kahit after today?
    Occupation: Surveyor (ANZSCO 232212)
    07.01.12 - IELTS - British Council - L8.5 R7.0 W9.0 S7.5 OBS 8.0
    07.11.13 - Sent Skills Assessment Documents via Speedpost to
    Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute
    04.12.13 - Positive Skills Assessment (via Singpost)
    10.12.13 - EOI submitted (60pts)
    15.12.13 - Invited for 189 (Skilled Independent) Visa
    25.12.13 - Lodged 189 Visa
    06.01.14 - Sent NBI Application to Ms.Sobida (via Singpost)
    16.01.14 - Applied for Singapore PCC and Booked Medicals
    21.01.14 - Uploaded NBI Clearance
    30.01.14 - Medical/Radiology Tests at Point Medical/Radlink
    02.02.14 - CO Allocated Adelaide GSM Team 07
    06.02.14 - Collected SG PCC and uploaded
    14.02.14 - Point Medical -Medicals completed
    15.05.14 - Visa Grant - Change of Team (Adelaide Team 6) and
    CO (initials MR)
    27.12.15 - Initial Entry

    "The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting."


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  • Renato1980Renato1980 NSw sydneyTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
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    So like me under 457 visa panu un d wla n me chance makapg file ng permanent resedency
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  • danyan2001usdanyan2001us MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 270Member, Moderator
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    primary applicant- wife
    arrived melbourne- July 28, 2010
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  • AdminAdmin SGTotal Reaction Points: 131Administrator
    edited April 19 Posts: 1,061
    here a summary from my friend in AECC Global about the changes.

    To all my friends who have been messaging and calling about the Australian government's announcement yesterday on changes relating to Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457)

    Following the update on 457 visas, here is a look at how the new replacement scheme will work and what the announcement means for those currently on a 457 visa:

    • The new visa program will include requirements around work experience, English language proficiency and labour market testing.

    • The new visa will include a short term two-year stream with a broad list of occupations reduced from the current list of more than 200.

    • A second visa class, focused on strategic, long-term skills gaps will have a four-year limit and require a higher standard of English than the two-year visa.

    • Both visas will require a criminal record check, which is not currently required.

    • The four-year visa would also require mandatory labour market testing in the majority of cases.

    • The new two-year visa will not allow permanent residency.

    • Anyone now in Australia on a 457 visa will not be affected by the new arrangements and will continue under their current conditions.

    • The new scheme will require employers to advertise jobs before filling them with foreign workers.

    • A fee of $1,150 will apply for the short term visa, while medium-term applicants will pay $2,400.

    • A non-discriminatory workforce test to ensure employers are not actively discriminating against Australian workers.

    • Strengthened requirement for employers to contribute to training Australian workers.

    • The Department of Immigration and Border Protection will collect Tax File Numbers and data will be matched with the Australian Tax Office’s records.

    • Eligibility requirements for employer sponsored permanent skilled visas will be tightened.

    • English language requirements will be stricter.

    • A requirement for visa applicants to have at least three years’ work experience.

    • Applicants must be under the maximum age requirement of 45 at the time of application.

    • Employers must pay the Australian market salary rate and meet the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold set at $53,900 as at 12 April 2016.

    • Concessions for regional Australia will continue to be available:

    • Employers in regional Australia will continue to have access to occupations under the temporary and permanent visas, to reflect their skills needs.

    • Existing permanent visa concessions for regional Australia, such as waiving the nomination fee and providing age exemptions for certain occupations, will be retained.

    • Consideration will be given to expanding the occupations in regional Australia that are exempt from the age requirement
    Jhing Cassey Ninamonicaaa
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  • HeprexHeprex Eastwood CityTotal Reaction Points: 169Member
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    may impact siguro to sa 189/190. mas dadami applicants ng skilled independent, sana mas tumaas occupation ceiling ng bawat code.
    263111 - Computer Network and Systems Engineer | Age: 30pts | Education: 15pts | Experience: 5pts | English: 20pts | Total: 70pts

    03.08.2016 - joined pinoyau forum
    12.08.2016 - Start collating documents needed for ACS assessment.
    17.11.2016 - CTC'd and Submitted online ACS Assessment.
    28.11.2016 - ACS Result Suitable (AQF Advance Diploma, 5 years deducted) - Sent Appeal Application
    05.12.2016 - ACS Appeal Successful (AQF Bachelor Degree, 2 years deducted)
    21.12.2016 - Submitted EOI 189/190(NSW) (60/65)
    07.09.2017 - Update EOI 189 to 70pts
    20.09.2017 - INVITED!!!

    Road to Superior:
    20.12.2016 - L68/R70/S83/W65
    16.01.2017 - L63/R74/S80/W59
    *****wedding preps*****
    26.06.2017 - L61/R75/S82/W72
    05.07.2017 - L71/R90/S83/W74
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    08.08.2017 - L73/R90/S90/W73
    14.08.2017 - L73/R81/S84/W83
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    Mock Test:
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    My PTE tips: http://pinoyau.info/discussion/comment/257891/#Comment_257891

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  • AdminAdmin SGTotal Reaction Points: 131Administrator
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    @Heprex sana nga. but scray if the other way around . baka lalong maghigpit sa pagpasok sa pinto.
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  • HeprexHeprex Eastwood CityTotal Reaction Points: 169Member
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    @Admin let's hope for the best. we will know soon.
    263111 - Computer Network and Systems Engineer | Age: 30pts | Education: 15pts | Experience: 5pts | English: 20pts | Total: 70pts

    03.08.2016 - joined pinoyau forum
    12.08.2016 - Start collating documents needed for ACS assessment.
    17.11.2016 - CTC'd and Submitted online ACS Assessment.
    28.11.2016 - ACS Result Suitable (AQF Advance Diploma, 5 years deducted) - Sent Appeal Application
    05.12.2016 - ACS Appeal Successful (AQF Bachelor Degree, 2 years deducted)
    21.12.2016 - Submitted EOI 189/190(NSW) (60/65)
    07.09.2017 - Update EOI 189 to 70pts
    20.09.2017 - INVITED!!!

    Road to Superior:
    20.12.2016 - L68/R70/S83/W65
    16.01.2017 - L63/R74/S80/W59
    *****wedding preps*****
    26.06.2017 - L61/R75/S82/W72
    05.07.2017 - L71/R90/S83/W74
    24.07.2017 - L78/R82/S88/W80 - DAMN!!!
    01.08.2017 - L72/R78/S88/W70
    08.08.2017 - L73/R90/S90/W73
    14.08.2017 - L73/R81/S84/W83
    **********Haitus********
    06.09.2017 - L89/R88/S90/W81 - YEEEEYYYY!!!!

    Mock Test:
    16.12.2016 - Set A - L71/R58/S56/W64
    17.12.2016 - Set B - L73/R61/S71/W67


    My PTE tips: http://pinoyau.info/discussion/comment/257891/#Comment_257891

    Sample recording: https://app.box.com/s/au3bmauev40mvffwdq3fvrrd59yqqs1w

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  • navenave carmonaTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
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    i just wanna ask po. my husband po is going to au nagstart po ung ung application ang visa nya was last year 2016 oct and just yesterdag po nagfollow up cya s friend nya as per hr last week still processing pa din po. kng ganyan po n may bagong law affected npo ba ung sa processing. ng visa nya?
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  • abbyo8doibuabbyo8doibu MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 1Member
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    hello po, may balita po ba if affected yung mga kakalodge palang ng 457? naglodge kami nung march 20, no decisions yet..
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  • fgsfgs Cooper BasinTotal Reaction Points: 76Member
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    hello po, may balita po ba if affected yung mga kakalodge palang ng 457? naglodge kami nung march 20, no decisions yet..

    I supposed no new 457 visa will be granted starting the effectivity date which is 19 Apr. The new visas will be implemented early next year
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  • fgsfgs Cooper BasinTotal Reaction Points: 76Member
    Posts: 564

    hello po, may balita po ba if affected yung mga kakalodge palang ng 457? naglodge kami nung march 20, no decisions yet..

    Who is affected?
    Current 457 visa applicants and holders, prospective applicants, businesses sponsoring skilled migrants and industry. Existing 457 visas will continue to remain in effect.
    457 visa applicants that had lodged their application on or before 18 April 2017, and whose application had not yet been decided, with an occupation that has been removed from the STSOL, may be eligible for a refund of their visa application fee. Nominating businesses for these applications may also be eligible for a refund of related fees.
    Cassey
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  • hayrOHOirohayrOHOiro AustraliaTotal Reaction Points: 36Member
    Posts: 188
    lodged application under 457 visa (no grant yet) na nawala ang job sa list ay hindi na ma a approve, refund na lang daw ng fees. If your job is in STSOL, if ma grant, 2 years lang. if your job is under MLTSSL, 4 years if ma grant.

    existing 457 visa holders not affected though hindi na sya pede i renew. Renewal will follow the conditions of the TSS visa. But still, conditions on your valid 457 visa ay effective pa din. Meaning pede pa din mag apply ng PR 186 visa after 2 years sa company given that i sponsor ka ng employer mo.

    under the new TSS visa, only jobs in MLTSSL are eligible for PR application through employer sponsorship VISA 186 with the following conditions:
    • Minimum of three years’ work experience required
    • Maximum age of 45
    • Strengthened training benchmark requirements
    • Employers must meet minimum salary requirements and pay a ‘market rate’ salary
    • Have an IELTS of 6+
    • Commit to working for the company for 3 years

    parang mas madali pa mag apply na lang ng 189 directly kung titingnan ang requirements. just my 2 cents.
    "wit beyond measure is man's greatest treasure."

    Electronics Engineer

    Jul 2015: Arrived in Oz, through 457visa
    Mar 2016 : Decided to apply for PR
    Dec 2016: Visa Lodged
    Feb 2017: SI 189 PR VISA Grant :D
    Feb 2021: Target Citizenship Application. :)
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  • abbyo8doibuabbyo8doibu MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 1Member
    Posts: 46
    @fgs and @hayrOHOiro thanks for the input. so i think hindi kami affected, hindi naman natanggal ang nurses sa list. hopefully lumabas na para walang kaba. Salamat ng madami senio.
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  • DreamerADreamerA MandaluyongTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
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    hello po .. tama po ba khit nsa MLTSSL job mo hndi kna pwede renew another 457 VISA after mo matapos ung 4 years s VISA mo . PR na ung kasunod ? at tama po ba dn pg kaaintndi ko 3 years bago pwede mag apply ng PR from 457 and need me 6666 ielts kkit SKILLED worker lang ? salamat po sa sasagot.
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  • nikpamnikpam Gold CoastTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
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    My husband in currently under 457 visa and I'm his dependent. Both of us are working as a nurse. I read in an article na if under 457 kana same conditions padin pero you need to finish the working visa before applying for PR? Aantay pa kami ng 4 years tapusin ang working visa bago mag apply ng PR? Enlighten me. Huhu.
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  • mhejmhej SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 34Member
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    I have a friend who got her PR last year after 4 years in 457. She was due to apply for her citizenship this June 2017, but unfortunately, affected siya ng changes, so she will now have to wait until 2020 to apply for citizenship.

    So I guess, if in her case, she was so close to the line but will now have to wait a few more years, any other pending applications on visas after April 20, 2017 would also be affected immediately.
    ICT Business Analyst - 261111
    Visa Subclass 189


    24 June 2013 - Skills Assessment submitted to ACS
    15 Aug 2013 - IELTs General Speaking Test
    17 Aug 2013 - IELTs General Test (Listening, Reading, Writing)
    30 Aug 2013 - IELTs Results (L - 9.0, R - 8.0, W - 8.0, S - 8.0, Overall - 8.5)
    24 Sept 2013 - Favorable letter received from ACS (ICT Business Analyst)
    26 Sept 2013 - Submitted EOI (70 points)
    7 Oct 2013 - Received Invitation to Apply (Visa Subclass 189)
    11 Oct 2013 - Submitted Visa Application
    21 Oct 2013 - Medical Exam (I completed mine, partner had to wait for a few days to complete hers)
    - applied for NBI Clearance
    24 Oct 2013 - Primary Applicant (me) Medicals uploaded by NHSI.
    4 Nov 2013 - Partner completed Medical Exam
    5 Nov 2013 - Claim NBI Clearance
    - Secondary Applicant (partner) Medicals uploaded by NHSI.
    6 Nov 2013 - 20 Nov 2013 waiting for CO.
    21 Nov 2013 - CO Allocated
    26 Nov 2013 - Visa Grant (yehey!!)
    21 March 2014 - Flight to Sydney (Qantas 7PM HKT)
    6 May 2014 - Received 12 month contract from company (same company I worked for in Manila)
    12 May 2014 - Started work
    15 Dec 2014 - Hired permanently by current company (IT Service Manager).

    ==Slowly, but surely..Things will fall into place..==
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  • bettyboopbettyboop SingaporeTotal Reaction Points: 1Member
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    Hello, clarify ku lng po..does to mean na wala na 457 visa na e approve if na lodge after 18 april?and yung new scheme mag take effect pa next year?
    ..with this, wlang employer sponsored visa granted until next year?
    Hinanapan kasi employer sponsor visa ang hubby ko ng isang agency ngayun.
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  • hayrOHOirohayrOHOiro AustraliaTotal Reaction Points: 36Member
    Posts: 188
    nikpam said:

    My husband in currently under 457 visa and I'm his dependent. Both of us are working as a nurse. I read in an article na if under 457 kana same conditions padin pero you need to finish the working visa before applying for PR? Aantay pa kami ng 4 years tapusin ang working visa bago mag apply ng PR? Enlighten me. Huhu.

    @nikpam you can apply directly for SI189 visa, no need na hintayin ang 457 visa na ma expire. actually dpat tlga wag mo hintayin kasi kapag na expire yan then saka ka pa lang mag a apply, eh need mo umuwe pinas kasi wala ka valid visa to stay..
    "wit beyond measure is man's greatest treasure."

    Electronics Engineer

    Jul 2015: Arrived in Oz, through 457visa
    Mar 2016 : Decided to apply for PR
    Dec 2016: Visa Lodged
    Feb 2017: SI 189 PR VISA Grant :D
    Feb 2021: Target Citizenship Application. :)
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  • navenave carmonaTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
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    ung sa husband ko po nalodge ng dec 2016 still procesaing pa dn po. affected po ba un sa bagong law kahit dec 2016 pa nalodge?
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