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Hi there,
Me and my partner have been living in Australia now since January this year on the old 457 visa, which was granted in December. We lodged the application in October 2017.
We don't know what options we have in the future as the 457 visa no longer exists.
Since we had the 457 visa before it was abolished does this mean we still have the old rules to follow or does it completely change? We knew there was a pathway to PR through that but now that the new visa has happened we are not sure if we fall in that category or still with the old 457.

For the TSS, our job falls under the STSOL, which doesnt give a pathway to PR.
However we are stuck and confused with what could happen. Since we have 2 years on our current visa 457 which gave us an option of one renewal, does this mean we will get an extra 2 years and still be on the 457? Then we can transfer to the TTS and get another 2 years (with another 2 years renewal)?

ITS ALL SOO CONFUSING :eek::eek:

Our best hope is that somehow since we are still under the old 457 rules, this will mean that we still have a chance of applying for PR but we just have no idea what is going on!

Any help to clear this up would be very much appreciated.:)

Thanks everyone!
 

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Transitional arrangements may apply if you either held, or were an applicant for, a subclass 457 visa (which was subsequently granted) on 18 April 2017.

You can’t “ extend” your current sc. 457 visa, you’d have to apply for a sc. 482 visa.

As you have mentioned, it is confusing and complicated. Your best bet would be to arrange a proper consultation with a Registeredi Migration Agent to work out what options may be available to you.
 
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