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Further changes to 457 ENS and TSMIT

Further changes to 457 ENS and TSMIT

The following changes have been made to the 457 immigration visas program, the Employer Nominated Scheme (ENS) and the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT).

All migration agents in Australia should make sure they are up-to-date with these.

On July 1, the TSMIT increased from $51,400 to $53,900. This price hike will affect all applicants whose nomination is currently in progress.

The TSMIT has been put in place to make sure those with 457 visas do not impose an undue financial burden on their adopted community.

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has asked that all Australian migration agents provide them with new employment contracts reflecting the new changes.

All previously lodged applications also need to be located. Australian migration agents should remember that TSMIT is a time of nomination decision (approval) criteria.

In addition to this, the annual salary for highly paid executives wishing to immigrate to Australia has been changed back to $250,000.

Changes have also been made to training benchmarks and training requirements, of which you can find out more here. In particular, commitments to maintain expenditure have been removed.

Those occupations for which skilled migrant workers are allowed to enter Australia on 457 visas have undergone some alterations. Check out this website for the full list of occupations

Finally, the salary levels and language requirements for certain occupations, applicable to 457 and ENS visa applicants, have been changed. Information about these can be found here.


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