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  1. Visas and immigration
    Hi all, I haven't posted on here since my 457 visa was granted nearly two years ago, but today I come asking for help. I have just been informed that due to "difficult market conditions", my role is no longer tenable. I have been placed on 4 weeks gardening leave with immediate effect. Here...
  2. Visas and immigration
    The number of visas issued in Australia for foreign workers has fallen by tens of thousands and are expected to continue doing so since the 457 visa was replaced earlier this year. Official figures show that in the 2017/2018 financial year some 165,000 visas were issued, 25,000 fewer than the...
  3. Visas and immigration
    Further clarification has been provided by the Australian Home Affairs Department on changes to the skilled temporary visa programme which come into force in March 2018. The changes relate to new applications that are made under the new Temporary Skilled Shortage (TSS) visas, a two year and a...
  4. Visas and immigration
    Hi guys I applied 457 visa with agent in Australia 4th Sep. But since I lived in US over 1 year, agent asked me to get criminal record every countries I lived. But somehow, mail from US is missing now and FBI couldn't help with it. I already asked many times get tracking number or something...
  5. Visas and immigration
    Hi guys, I'm currently unemployed as I wait for my work visa to be granted. It has been 4 months since the application and I'm still waiting. My partner (who's already in Australia) and I plan to spend the holidays there as she cannot come home. May I know if anyone tried applying for a...
  6. Visas and immigration
    The replacement for the popular 457 visa, which allows people to work in Australia for up to four years and can be a pathway to permanent residence, is just four months away. The new Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) visa, which is introduced in March 2018, will be split into two categories. The...
  7. Visas and immigration
    I have submitted to withdraw my 457 through a migration agent in early September. I also submitted my 461 visa in early July. I have not been notified of the withdrawal of my 457 visa, however, I am traveling back home for the holidays and will not be in Australia during this time. I know in...
  8. Visas and immigration
    Global companies working in Australia and even top restaurants are already planning ahead for changes to the visa system which will have an impact on how many foreign workers they can employ in the country. When the current 457 visa is abolished in March next year a large number of businesses...
  9. Visas and immigration
    Hi, I am holding 457 visa under the meat industry labour agreement. I got this visa on 27 Nov 2014. From 10 Feb 2015 to 3 Jun 2015, I worked for the first employer. And then, I am working for my current employer from 20 Sep 2015. According to the meat industry labour agreement, I can apply for...
  10. Visas and immigration
    Proposals from the Australian Government to abolish the popular 457 visa could result in tens of thousands fewer people moving to the country every year, it is claimed. The visa stream, which allows skilled people to work in Australia for up to four years and qualify for permanent residence...
  11. Visas and immigration
    I am wondering if anyone out there has been through the same clusterf*ck of a situation where the recent changes to the occupation list have impacted their ongoing unresolved application... and if they have any knowledge as to what happens next if these changes mean the application no longer...
  12. Visas and immigration
    Hi, Can someone please help me with the process - for applying my husband's (dependant) 457 visa. I am currently working in Australia and holds a valid 457 visa, and my husband is in New Zealand on a valid work permit. And now I want to apply for his dependent 457 as a secondary applicant on...
  13. Visas and immigration
    Almost 60 industries have voiced concerns about the abolition of the 457 visa which allows overseas workers to be employed in Australia for up to four years and can also be a pathway to permanent residency. It is being replaced next year by a two short term visas for up to two years and a...
  14. Jobs and work
    Changes to the skilled occupation list for people applying for visas to work in Australia do not only affect those seeking temporary skilled visas, it has emerged. And some applicants are being advised to withdraw and seek a refund, meaning that their dream of moving to Australia to work have...
  15. Jobs and work
    The introduction of the two new temporary visa streams in Australia is cutting hundreds of skilled occupations from the approved list for applicants. Work is underway to abolish the 457 temporary work visa which allowed overseas employees to work in Australia for up to four years and replace it...
  16. Visas and immigration
    People in Australia who believe they are affected by the decision to abolish the 457 visa are being urged to take advice, but it might take some time to get it. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has confirmed that workers from abroad already in Australia are not...
  17. Visas and immigration
    The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) and the Migration Industry Association (MIA) are to hold roadshows across Australia to help people understand the changes being made to the 457 visa programme and citizenship. Although it had been suggested for some time that changes to...
  18. Jobs and work
    Hi, I am a foreigner who managed to get a visa to work in Australia, and I decided to create a free pdf Ebook to help other people get a visa and find a job in Australia, like I did. My goal was to offer tips about how to find work there when you're a foreigner, how to write your resume and...
  19. New member introductions
    Hi Everyone, I just joined Australia Forum as per my friend's recommendation to get some help/advice from any of you regarding a tough situation we are in at the moment. My husband got the Employer Sponsored Visa, 457(subclass) and I came here with him as a dependant. The situation at his...
  20. Visas and immigration
    Hello everyone, Just wanted advice/opinions/experiences on how long it takes to get the 457 visa approved after you submitted the medicals. I am currently in the process of obtaining my 457 visa through an immigration agent in AUS(I'm currently in the UK). The whole process started late...
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