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Potential Changes to 457 Visa

Potential 457 Visa changes may reduce time in Australia from 90 days to 60 days

Subject to the approval of necessary changes to the Migration Regulations 1994 and approval by the Governor–General, from 19 November 2016 the amount of time that a primary subclass 457 visa holder can stay in Australia after their employment ceases will be reduced from 90 days to 60 days.

This change would apply to subclass 457 visas granted on, or after, 19 November 2016.

The purpose of this proposed change is to strengthen the integrity of the subclass 457 visa programme and ensure it meets its intent of acting as a supplement to rather than a substitute for Australian workers.

Please contact us to discuss if and how this could affect you as a South African wanting to immigrate to Australia.

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