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Everything posted by millski88

  1. I'm concerned your post may apply unnecessary worry and stress to existing 457 holders. Please consider that we currently don't have any evidence suggesting that existing 457 holders' path to PR will be altered, and we do actually have a lot of info to support the contrary. Tom.
  2. millski88

    Breaking News - 457 Visas Stopped

    See above answer, and also - unfortunately no I don't, not exactly. I would refer to a migration lawyer/the Department by phone.
  3. millski88

    Breaking News - 457 Visas Stopped

    I did not ask that exact question as it is not applicable to my situation. However, in my opinion it would not be an issue. I say this because the material introducing these new lists stipulates that they are applicable specifically to future ENS 186 Direct Entry Stream applications, whereas the TRT stream is not mentioned. I believe this is because the TRT stream would also be restructured/re-named for those after introduction of the new temporary visas in March 2018. By the sounds of it, in the meantime the TRT stream would remain governed under the previous rules for those already on a 457 visa (as by it’s nature it is exclusively for those already on 457 visas), due to this ‘grandfathering agreement’. Please understand, I did not get this information from the Department, this is purely my opinion and speculation.
  4. millski88

    Breaking News - 457 Visas Stopped

    *Update for Weds morning* I just got off the phone with the Department. The rep told me there is no change to current 457 holders applying for 186 via the TRT stream. Thank the lord. cheers ✌?
  5. millski88

    Breaking News - 457 Visas Stopped

    According to various transcripts/reports of today's announcements (including The Pom Queen's above), existing 457 holders are to be exempt of these new rules as part of the agreement. I am currently in this situation. Under 45, 6 years experience in field, and a good chunk above the minimum salary threshold. My ANZSCO code now appears on the short term list, which if i understand correctly actually means i'm still eligible for a Direct Entry 186 PR visa (according to the supporting border website material online). However, i wait with baited breath to see if any further definition of this 'grandfathering agreement' emerges. I'm only 5 weeks away from my 2 year anniversary on my 457, and just on the cusp of finishing gathering documents for a TRT stream 186 application. For now though, after much research this evening, i'll just about sleep tonight. Fingers crossed for everyone!