Changes to the Subclass 457 program – 1 July 2013

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What’s New for Employer-Sponsored Workers:

Nomination fee increase – 1 July 2013

From 1 July 2013, the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) nomination application fee will increase from $85 to $330 in order to reflect the real cost of processing and administering nominations, and to bring Australia’s visa system in line with international benchmarks. The fee to apply to be an Approved Sponsor under the subclass 457 program remains unchanged at $420.

Changes to the Subclass 457 program – 1 July 2013

Overview of changes being made to the Temporary Work (Skilled) (subclass 457) program which will take effect from 1 July 2013.

Increase to the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold and the English Language Salary Exemption Threshold – 1 July 2013

From 1 July 2013, the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) and the English Language Salary Exemption Threshold (ELSET), have been indexed by 4.8 per cent, in line with the Australia-wide increase in average weekly earnings. This has increased TSMIT from $51 400 to $53 900 and the ELSET from $92 000 to $96 400.

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Source:

www.immi.gov.au

 

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