We had some wonderful news last week with these changes to the 457 Visa conditions.
The Department of Immigration and Boarder Protection has confirmed that from March 2018:
People who held, or had applied for a subclass 457 visa on 18 April 2017 will be able to access certain existing provisions under the Temporary Residence Transition stream.
This change means anyone who held a 457 Visa prior to 19 April can access Permanent Residency under the Temporary Residence Transition stream.
Providing that they:
- Have worked in the same position for the same employer as approved for their 457 Visa
- Remain under 50 years of age
- Worked two out of three years prior to nomination on a subclass 457