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In Australia, the 457 visa was the most common visa for Australian or overseas employers to sponsor skilled overseas workers to work temporarily in Australia. It has been abolished since 18 March 2018 by Turnbull government and replaced by another visa category. The full title of this subclass of visa was Temporary Business (Long Stay) and was introduced soon after John Howard became Prime Minister in 1996. The title of the visa was changed to Temporary Work (Skilled) (Subclass 457) visa on 24 November 2012. Applications were processed by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). On 18 April 2017, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced that the 457 visas will be replaced with two new visa categories.

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    NSW Employer Changed Before 186 Visa Application - Help?

    Hi Everyone, My team with the previous employer who was sponsoring me for 457 visa got sold to another company. I moved with the team to a new company and I had to file for the renomination of my 457 visa sponsor. My agent has informed me that he can still file the 186 visa application because...
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    ACT Can I Join Client Company as Contractor?

    Hi Experts, I was employee of Company A in India. The company A sent me on deputation to Australia to work for client (company xyz). That time I was on 457 visa and there was a Non-Compete Agreement in my deputation letter which my Company A had signed with me when I was in India. The clause...
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    VIC Business Stolen by ex-Employees

    Hi I was a shareholder in a business I started in 2004. There were 3 other shareholders, one was a large Australian company, the other 2 were Chinese. Being an importer, as we started to grow, working capital became scarce, and in 2015 the Chinese employees and one of the shareholders started a...
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    VIC 457 Visa Sponsorship Not Being Honored by Hospitality Employer?

    Hello Inquiring on behalf of a friend who has been working under a working visa sponsored by their employer in hospitality. (I am not certain, but I believe it is the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457)) For the past couple of years and has recently found out their employer will not...
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    NSW 457 Visa - Will Cancelling Girlfriend's Visa Affect Mine?

    I’m under 457 visa (main applicant), my gf (dependent) is Thai and we have been in a relationship 4 years, been in Australia 3 years, and we applied for the pr on January 2018. My gf kept asking me money for a while and told me that was for her friends to help them (total 31K$): + A few years...
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    NSW Can Partner Apply for De Facto Visa a Second Time?

    Hello, My partner was on a de facto visa (457 visa) with a previous partner (Last Jan), however when they separated, she got sponsored through her work and was on a bridging visa for a while. At what point would she be able to go on de facto on my 186 Visa? Or if she can at all? Thanks,
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    457 visa and good behavior bond, am i still entitled?

    Hey guys, I'm currently in the process of lodging my 457 temp skilled work visa for Australia... I'm a defacto on my partners sponsorship. 2 years ago I was charged with Possession and trafficking of a small amount of ecstasy. I was sentenced to a 3 month good behavioural bond with no conviction...
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    VIC Query regarding Tuberculosis treatment

    I am on 457 visa in Australia since 1.5 years. Last year I contracted tuberculosis in my home country. While entering Australia back this February I did not declare TB on the incoming visitor card as I was already on medication since 4 months and tuberculosis was almost finished and I also had...
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    VIC Query regarding Tuberculosis treatment

    I am on 457 visa in Australia since 1.5 years. Last year I contracted tuberculosis in my home country. While entering Australia back this February I did not declare TB on the incoming visitor card as I was already on medication since 4 months and tuberculosis was almost finished and I also had...
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    VIC 457 visa cook transfer to new employer

    Hi everyone, I am holding 457 visa as a occupation cook ,granted last year .my visa is until 2020. However my employer sold the restaurant,so I have to transfer to other business. Due to the policy was changed on april 2017 that : occupation “cook” is removed from the list for subclass186...