Despite the recent changes to the 457 visa, most General Practitioners will not be impacted because General Practice is still listed as a skilled occupation.
The Federal Government has announced that the 457 Visa will be replaced with two new visa classes: a two-year visa and a more specialised four-year visa for highly skilled and sought professionals.
“The occupation of General Practitioner is currently listed on the new Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL). Applicants with nominated occupations from this list are likely to feel less impact from the proposed changes and remain eligible to receive a 4 year approval period on their 457 visa.” – Adam Grey, Migration Agent at Quick Visas
From 19 April 2017
Proposed changes in July 2017
Changes in March 2018
457 replaced by new short-term 2-year work visa (STSOL occupations) and medium term 4-year visa (MLTSSL occupations only). Likely criteria changes from current 457 are:
With the recent RACGP changes to the pathway, we are hoping that no additional delays are caused by the visa changes. Once the RACGP pathway changes take full effect, we will have a new strategy around efficiently bringing skilled GPs from the UK to Australia.
Watch the announcement that was made on Facebook around 2 pm on April 18, 2017
If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to give us a call on 1800 332 604 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, if you would like to speak to a Registered Migration Agent for any advice, you can contact Quick Visas or Carman & Associates on email@example.com
Disclaimer: Please note this is general information that we have sourced from press releases from the department of immigration and from Migration agents at Quick Visas and Carman & Associates. We are not migration agents and therefore not able to provide migration advice.
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