The 457 Visa

Immigration ‘Asking More’ From 457s

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Surge in Further Information Requests for 457 Visas   Rarely a week goes by when the 457 Visa program isn’t in the news, for one reason or another. The scheme – which many employers use to plug skill shortages – often hits the headlines for the wrong reasons though. In 2016, one politician told viewers of ABC’s Q&A that there are more than a million 457s “out there”. A subsequent ABC fact check proved this to be incorrect. In reality, there were – at the time of the comments – just over 400,000 valid 457 visas in existence, but only […]


What Is TSMIT?

  If you’re in the process if researching 457 visas then you’ve probably come across the word TSMIT and might be wondering what it actually means. TSMIT stands for the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold. The Government wants to be sure that 457 visa holders are paid at an acceptable market rate for the work they carry out and that Australian workers aren’t disadvantaged. The threshold currently stands at $53,900, which means that anyone on a 457 visa must be paid at this level or above. This is based on a standard Australian working week of 38 hours. An employer […]


457 Visa or 187 Visa

If you’re trying to weigh up your Australian work visa options then you might be wondering whether to go for the 457 (Temporary Work) Visa or the 187 RSMS Visa. In this blog, we’ll be looking at the key differences between these two visa subclasses. If you are eligible for both types, most people find that the 187 visa has the most benefits. There is also an option for people to move from a 457 visa to a 187 visa via the Temporary Residence Transition Stream once they’ve worked on their 457 visa for the same sponsor for over two […]


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