Oh, the ever dynamic world of Australian Migration! Always changing, always more expensive, always fewer opportunities.
In addition to the government’s unprecedented changes which occurred on 19 April, following are the major changes in 1 july
- As of 1 July 2017, caveats apply to 67 occupations for the purposes of the following visa programmes only:
- Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457)
- Employer Nominated Scheme visa (subclass 186) – Direct Entry Stream.
If you have a pending application with the Department which was lodged before 1 July 2017 and you are certain you cannot meet the caveat requirements, you can request a withdrawal in writing at any time and request a refund of the application fee. If you do not withdraw your application and do not meet the caveat requirements, your application will be refused.
As of 1 July 2017, the lists of eligible occupations have been revised following a review of the available occupations, with:
- 36 occupations newly eligible for the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) and the Employer Nominated Scheme (subclass 186), and some occupations moved between the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) and the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)
- 12 occupations completely removed from the lists, nine of which were previously available for the subclass 457, see: List of removed occupations
- the caveats on some occupations revised see: Caveats on occupations.
Further details regarding these changes, including links to the relevant legislative instrument for impacted visa programmes and an explanation of the impacts of recent changes are provided below.
Each of these instruments still contain two occupation lists:
- the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)
- the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL).
Call Australian Express Migration Solutions a call on +61 39002 1808 to know about the changes that might affect your visa application.