No More 457’s – What Does it Mean?
Malcolm Turnbull’s announcement has stirred up a lot of attention in a very short amount of time. If you are applying for a 457 visa, if you hold a 457 visa or if you are interested in applying for a 457 visa we urge you to get your advice only from registered migration agents and not to get caught up in the hype. Here are some key points:
- The laws have not changed yet. If you have a sponsor ready and you can lodge before the laws change you can still get a 457 visa for up to 4 years.
- They have not announced what the new visa will look like yet, stay tuned. If you are worried you won’t have enough work experience for the new visa remember the 457 is not the only option e.g. 407 Occupational Training Visa.
- This is not the end of the world. Australia needs foreign workers to continue to thrive. It may be made harder to get a working visa but it will never be impossible and the goal of Permanent Residency is worth it no matter how many hoops you need to jump through.
So, if this announcement scares you, remember, act now, not later. We are here ready to take your calls and answer your emails.