Recent changes to employer sponsored visas have left many wondering how this will affect them and their prospects for obtaining permanent residence in Australia, especially those who are currently holding a 457 visa.
You may still be eligible to apply for permanent residency under the old requirements* of the subclass 186/187 temporary residence transition (TRT) stream if one of the following circumstances apply to you:
- You held a 457 visa on 18 April 2017 and continue to hold this visa
- You applied for a 457 visa on or before 18 April 2017 which was subsequently granted, and continue to hold this visa
- You applied for or held a 457 visa on or before 18 April 2017, and now hold a subclass 482 TSS visa
If none of the above circumstances apply to you, and you are currently the holder of a 457 visa, contact us at Titan Migration on 0404 010 815 or firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain formal advice on which permanent residency pathways are available to you.
*You must have been employed as the holder of a 457 or TSS visa for at least two years and be under 50 years of age (unless occupation exemptions apply)