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Hi

I am currently holding a 457 holder and my position is ICT Customer Support Officer which is in the short list.

I have heard that from 01-03-2018, I will not be able to apply for 186 visa to get my permanent residence...

is this true?

If so, what happens with my current visa? it expires on 2020, but should I have another way to get PR?

I am completing my 3 years work experience on 30-01-2018 and I am hoping to submit the documents for the TRA assessment straightaway, but I am not sure if this company can give me the assessment results before March...

Appreciate a clarification as to what will happen with 186 visa...

Thanks

Nia
 

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I have heard that from 01-03-2018, I will not be able to apply for 186 visa to get my permanent residence..
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You have been misinformed. If you go to my website: pinoyau.com and use the contact form I shall assess your case, if you wish.
 

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If you have at least 2 years with your current employer, you should be able to apply under the transition stream. If you contact Westly for an assessment, you'll be in good hands.
 

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If you have at least 2 years with your current employer, you should be able to apply under the transition stream. If you contact Westly for an assessment, you'll be in good hands.
Hi Maggie,

Thanks for your reply. I am completing my 2 years in May 2018. My 457
visa was granted on 21th of May 2016. Will I be eligible to apply
for 186 under transition stream after March 2018?

Thanks

Nia
 

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Based on what the department has announced regarding the grandfathering arrangements, you should still be eligible for the transition stream if you meet the current (pre March 2018) requirements.
 

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Based on what the department has announced regarding the grandfathering arrangements, you should still be eligible for the transition stream if you meet the current (pre March 2018) requirements.
Thanks for your reply. Do you know if there's any place in the immi AU website in which I can read further about the "grandfathering arrangements"? Appreciated!
 

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To be eligible for the transitional provisions, you must either have:
• Held a 457 visa as of 18 April 2017; or
• Have a pending 457 visa application as of 18 April 2017, and this application was subsequently granted
Grandfathered applicants will not need to meet all the new requirements when applying for Temporary Residence Transition Stream ENS and RSMS visas from March 2018, and in particular:
• Occupation: grandfathered applicants will be able to apply even if their occupation is not on the MLTSSL
• Age: they will be able to apply providing they are under 50 years
• Work Experience on 457 Visa: they can qualify once they have worked in their occupation for their employer on a 457 visa for 2 years

Grandfathered applicants will still need to meet the requirements for minimum salary (TSMIT) and payment of the training levy from March 2018
 
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