Major and minor changes to the 457s and ENS

Major and minor changes to the 457s and ENS

Major and minor changes to the 457s and ENS

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On Saturday 18 April 2015 the Federal Government announced a number of major and minor changes to the sponsored visa stream which affects employers across a range of industries.

The changes include:

  • approved sponsors now have 28 calendar days to notify the department of a prescribed event  relating to a sponsored person compared to 10 days previously.
  • the annual earnings threshold for ENS is AUD 180,000.
  • the TSMIT is set at AUD 53,900.
  • slight easing of English language requirements for 457 visa applicants.
  • various changes to other visa categories including sc400, sc461.

For additional details email visas@visasolutions.com.au; April 2015

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