Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa
On 18 April 2017, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia and the Hon Peter Dutton MP, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection jointly announced that the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457 visa) will be abolished and replaced with the completely new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa which will support businesses in addressing genuine skill shortages.
About this visa
The Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) allowes skilled workers to come to Australia and work for an approved business for up to:
- Four years after it is granted – if your occupation is listed on the MLTSSL
- Two years after it is granted – if your occupation is on the list of eligible skilled occupations but is notlisted on the MLTSSL.
To hold this visa you must have been sponsored by an approved business.
To maintain flexibility in the Subclass 457 visa program, certain aspects of the program are subject to change from time to time. The aspects of the program that might change are contained in what is known as a legislative instrument.