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Risk Management: A 400 visa is not a preliminary 457 visa

A case study Sally comes to Australia on a 400 visa [Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) visa] to train local staff on a new system being rolled out across the world. While Sally is here it becomes clear she is best qualified to take on the project of implementing other modules of the system, a [...]

February 21st, 2018|

457 Visa Processing Times : From 10, to 20, to 40+ working days!

Organisations seeking to bring employees to Australian under the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) program, the most common visa category of business visa, are experiencing increasing delays.   Organisational changes at the Department of Immigration and Border Protection: It may be helpful to describe some changes to the operating practices of the Department of [...]

April 15th, 2016|

457 Visa Update

  Over 40% of 457 visa holders convert to permanent residency   A review of  Department of Immigration statistics 2008-2014 regarding the 457 visa program reveals some interesting trends: 1. Over the 7 year period  visa grants have run at approximately  90% of visa applications 2. The exception was 2014 when more visas were granted [...]

February 24th, 2015|