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The Subclass 457 Visa enables an international skilled worker to travel to Australia to work in their nominated field, with their approved sponsor, for up to four years. This temporary work skilled visa (subclass 457) allows skilled workers to come to Australia and work for an approved business up to: 

  • Four years after the visa is granted, if the occupation is listed on the combined list of eligible skilled occupations (or this period is required due to international trade obligations) or
  • Two years after the visa is granted, if the occupation is not listed on the MLTSSL.
The applicant must be sponsored by an approved business which cannot find an Australian citizen or permanent resident to do the skilled work. The applicant can be in or outside Australia when lodging their application.
When applying for this visa, applicants must also provide evidence that they’ve made appropriate arrangements for health insurance in Australia for the duration of the visa processing period, and for the duration of the visa, once it has been granted. 

If you have clients who are applying for 457 Visa, Bupa’s Overseas Visitors Cover meet Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) health insurance requirements and also include the following benefits:   

  • 100% Australian Government Visa compliant
  • Instant health insurance letter granted
  • Access to private and public hospitals
  • Starting from $3.61* per day#  

If you would like to learn more about the covers available for your clients applying for 457 Visa or, if you have any question relating to any of our products, please contact your Bupa representative. Not yet registered with Bupa? Click this link to register.

Please note: As of 18th April 2017, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Peter Dutton (the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection) jointly announced that the 457 Visa would be abolished in March 2018 and will be replaced with a completely new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa which will support businesses in Australia that are experiencing genuine skill shortages, as well as prioritise Australian workers. The TSS visa programme will be comprised of a Short-Term stream of up to two years and a Medium-Term stream of up to four years.  
*daily price includes GST and is based on Essential Visitors Cover for a single person based on an annual purchase. This price may increase year on year. 
#please click here to view full terms and conditions, including exclusions and limits that apply. 
This post was supplied by Bupa HI Pty Ltd (and its related entities) makes no warranties or representations regarding the completeness or accuracy of the recommendations or assessments and is not liable for any loss or damage you suffer arising out of the use of or reliance on the information, except that which cannot be excluded by law.
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Back in April 2017, Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull announced that the 457 visa will be replaced with a new visa program to put ‘Australians first’. As you are aware of the recent changes from 1st July, here at Labour Support Group, we aim to address this question that has been frequently asked by many migration agents and lawyers.

Question: Based on the new Occupation List, which are the more popular occupations with the highest success rate?

Answer: Each case is unique even if it is for the same position; a Motor Mechanic in an automotive workshop and a Motor Mechanic in a bakery can be of the same position but because of their environment, the supporting evidence will be very different. The success of the application is largely dependent on the supporting evidences that are submitted together. These evidences can include, but are not limited to:

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Well here we are in the last sitting session of  the Federal Parliament and the Hon. Peter Dutton has been in the news commenting on the legacy of the former PM, Malcom Fraser.

This now begs the question as to what the legacy of Mr Dutton will be.

There are 3 cases which give rise to concern.

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For those RMAs who would like to catch up for a meal and a chat, please note that the following social event has been organised:

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The following information has been provided by the Business Innovation, Occupation and Employer Sponsor Policy Section.

Dear registered migration agent

Changes to ENS/RSMS from 1 July 2014

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