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Migration Newsflash: Implementation of 457 Integrity Review recommendations

Migration Newsflash: 457 Visa Integrity Review

The government has implemented the first of the changes to the subclass 457 visa recommended in the 457 Integrity Review.


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New regulations which came into effect on the 18 April cover:

  • a revised notification period of 28 days for sponsors to notify of changes including temporary visa holders ceasing employment.
  • amended English language requirements which allow an average IELTS test result of 5 with a minimum of 4.5 each category and
  • the salary exemption for high income earners to prove market rates has been amended to AUD180,000 from AUD250,000.

Further changes will be introduced over the next 6 months.

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