Amendments posted to Australian Business subclass 457 visa

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The folks over at immi have announced this month an amendment to both the Sponsorship and Nomination Criteria and the Temporary Business (Long Stay) Subclass 457 visa Time of Decision Criteria.

From 1 October 2007, the Migration Regulations are amended to:

  • Clarify that a business which proposes to hire out the services of a Subclass 457 visa holder to an unrelated business cannot apply to be approved as a Standard Business Sponsor
  • Clarify that a Standard Business Sponsor cannot nominate an activity where the activity involves hiring out the visa holder’s services to another unrelated business
  • Clarify that an application for a Subclass 457 visa, on the basis of sponsorship by a Standard Business Sponsor, cannot be approved where the activity involves hiring out the visa holder’s services to another unrelated business, unless the nomination that was approved in relation to the activity, was made before October 1 2007
  • Provide that an application for a Subclass 457 visa, on the basis of sponsorship by a Standard Business Sponsor whose business activities include the recruitment of labour or hiring of labour for supply to an unrelated business, may be approved only if the proposed nominated activity relates to employment directly by the sponsor in a position within the sponsor’s own business and that is not hired out or supplied to other unrelated businesses.

By the looks of things, these are not major changes, just changing on the wording 0f the criteria to clarify any sections which could be misinterpreted or misunderstood.

Anyone effected by these changes then post a comment :)



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    I am Allan E. Aquino and I would just like to inquire about e457 visa application for a dependent. I have a successful job application in a company based in New South Wales and has sponsored my 457 visa. Part of the 457 visa is the inclusion of a dependent and I have nominated my fiancé to become one. My employer already paid and lodged online the application for my visa. Health requirements were also completed. As far as I know, we will have to pay for my fiancé’s visa costs. As of this time, my fiancé’s e457 visa was… Read more »