Migration Agency – Migration Australia

Migration Agency – Migration Australia

1 July 2017 – Visa and Migration Changes

The MIA has produced the information sheets below for the benefit of MIA members. The information sheets contain summaries of important changes and links to further information and relevant legislative instruments.

Combined Skilled Occupation Lists – Checklist

Subclass 186 Occupations information sheet

Subclass 187 Occupations information sheet

Subclass 457 Occupations information sheet

A summary of all 1 July 2017 changes

The Department also provided two further fact sheets on 1 July 2017

Skilled Migration Program 1 July 2017 Fact Sheet

Interim Guidelines for Occupational Caveats for 1 July 2017

The MIA also collected together the following references to assist MIA members with understanding and clarifying the changes announced since 18 April 2017 to the skilled occupations lists, personal attributes and other criteria associated with sponsored employment visas.

IMMI 2017/040 – Specification of Occupations, a Person or Body, a Country or Countries Amendment Instrument F2017L00450. (NB: this version of the Instrument is no longer in force as its provisions have been incorporated into the current Migration Regulations)

Fact Sheet One: Reforms to Australia’s Temporary Employer Sponsored Skilled Migration Programme – Abolition and replacement of the 457 visa. These fact sheets are being updated by DIBP as further information becomes available.

Fact Sheet Two: Reforms to Australia’s Permanent Employer Sponsored Skilled Migration Programme. These fact sheets are being updated by DIBP as further information becomes available.

Fact Sheet – Accredited Sponsors: The required characteristics that a Standard Business Sponsor needs to meet to become an ‘Accredited Sponsor’ are changing. On hand and new sponsorship applications will be assessed against the new set of expanded criteria as of 1 July 2017

Interim GuidelinesCaveats for the Subclass 457 Programme.

DIBP 457 Agent News April 2017

DIBP 457 Agents News May 2017

DIBP 457 Agent News June 2017

DIBP Stakeholder Roundtables: Strategic Discussions 457 Visa Reforms: Powerpoint presentation notes.

MIA Quick Reference Guide – Information on the relevant lists for visa subclasses, pipeline and new applications.

MIA Frequently Asked Questions – Subclass 457 changes announced 18 April 2017

MIA Frequently Asked QuestionsENS/RSMS changes announced 18 April 2017.

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