Abolishment of visa subclass 457

News headlines on 18 April 2017 screamed that the controversial subclass 457 visa will be abolished on 19 April 2017. Well, not quite yet. The fact is that the subclass 457 visa still exists for the time being, although it is changing and taking a different shape. The changes are...

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English Language Proficiency for Migration Skill Assesment

DIBP accepts proof of English language proficiency from several sources such as IELTS, TOEFL IBT, PTE etc. The validity period of the test results can be vary for different visa sub class, and also some skill assessment organisations have different English language requirement, type of test and validity period.

Prioritising AAT Applications

A review application at the AAT can take a long time, which may results in the situation where the decision to grant the visa is no longer possible. A directive to fast track the application exists in the tribunal guidelines.

1 July 2016 SOL change

On 1 July 2016, a few accupations were removed from the skilled occupation list, to find out your options please contact us.

RPL & subclass 457 Visa Compatibility

The policy guidelines from DIBP mentioned that a qualification can be considered for sub class 457 visa application, if it was completed as a result of study, rather than obtained through the RPL process. This policy so far is not applicable for ENS & RSMS applications.

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