Recent 457 visa program changes

English language exemptions

The general high salary English language exemption has been removed for 457 applications lodged after 1 July 2017.  Applications lodged before 1 July 2017 will continue to be assessed under the previous regulations.

This high salary exemption for English is still available for applicants who are employed by companies operating established overseas businesses, who are nominated by that company and will receive the high salary.  

English language scores for registration or licensing

This Instrument specifies that where applicants are required to meet English language scores for registration or licensing that is required for a Subclass 457 application, this score must have been achieved within three years before the date of nomination.

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