Изменения в иммиграционном законодательстве с 1 июля 2017

Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa 457

Eligible Occupations
216 occupations were removed from the list of eligible occupations on 19 April 2017 and 9 more occupations were removed on 01 Jul 2017. However, 35 occupations out of the 216 occupations removed in April were added back into the list of eligible occupations in July.

List of occupations eligible for the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) as of 1 July 2017 is available at Combined list of eligible skilled occupations

The maximum visa period available if the occupation is on the STSOL is 2 years unless a longer period is required to meet international trade obligations. 4 years is the maximum visa period available if the occupation is on the MLTSSL.

English language requirements
The English Language Salary Exemption Threshold (ELSET) which exempted applicants (whose salary was over AUD$96,400) from the English language requirement has been removed for applications lodged on or after 1 July 2017.
As a result, English language test results must be provided for applications lodged on or after 1 July 2017 unless:
• the person is an employee of an overseas business who is coming to Australia to work for that company or their associated entity and they have a nominated base rate of pay of at least AUD$96,400; or
• any of the other current English language exemptions apply (for example, certain passport country holders who do not require English language testing)
New sponsorship accreditation arrangements (from 1st July 2017)
The new accreditation characteristics are divided into four distinct categories.
Category 1: Relates to Standard Business Sponsors that are Australian government agencies (Commonwealth, state and territory)
Category 2: Relates to Standard Business Sponsors that are approved Australian Trusted Traders
Category 3: Relates to Standard Business Sponsors categorised as “Low risk” with low volume usage (of the 457 programme) and high percentage of Australian workers (at least 90%)
Category 4: Relates to Standard Business Sponsors categorised as “Low risk” with high volume usage (of the 457 programme) and medium percentage of Australian workers (at least 75%).