Subclass 457 Visa – Reporting Time Frame Extended

Following the recommendations by the 457 Review, the reporting timeframe is now extended from ten (10) days to twenty-eight (28) days for sponsors of Subclass 457 visas as at 18 April 2015.

The Government responded on the recommendations submitted in the report, Robust New Foundations – A Streamlined, Transparent and Responsive System for the 457 Programme (1.4MB PDF) on 18 March 2015.

Hon Senator Michaelia Cash, Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection commissioned an independent review of Subclass 457 Visa program. The panel was tasked with examining compliance within the Subclass 457 visa programme by sponsors of overseas workers to ensure that the scheme was being used as intended – to address skill shortages which cannot be met from the Australian labour market.