Changes to Australia Temporary Activity Visa Scheme Effective 19th November

Australia, 22nd November: Changes to Australia Temporary Activity Visa Scheme Effective 19th November, 2016.

Australia has made this announcement.

Changes to Australia Temporary Activity Visa Scheme Effective 19th NovemberChanges to Australia Temporary Activity Visa Scheme Effective 19th November — Changes to Australia Temporary Activity Visa Scheme Effective 19th November, 2016. This has been announced by Australia government in a recent move. Aim of such changes is to simplify application process and requirements.

Changes to Australia Temporary Activity Visa Scheme Effective 19th November, 2016.

Australia Temporary Activity Visa Scheme overhauled--Australia has overhauled its Temporary Activity Visa scheme. This scheme allows immigration for short-term work assignments in the nation. These changes shall consolidate a range of visa categories.

Moreover, it will amend sponsorship requirements and simplify application process and requirements. Application processing and application submission shall be completed online. That’s something amazing. Isn’t it? Indeed.

Australia Temporary Activity Visas in Australia immigration scheme—Temporary Activity visas in Australian immigration scheme are a primary route for employers sponsoring foreigners( on long-term assignments in Australia). This is under Australia Subclass 457 visa program.

Temporary Activity Visas help in filling the gap between business visit visas where foreigners are limited to business activities only and the Subclass 457 visa. Temporary Activity Visas help foreigners engage in traditional work activity in Australia. This is for a maximum period of up to six months.

Australia Subclass Temporary work visas can get processed within a short period of just two weeks. This is really fast as compared to the time for processing of Australia longer-term Subclass 457 visa.

Restructuring Temporary Activity Visa Scheme subclasses—Australia has announced consolidation of current seven visa subclasses into four new categories. Yes.

From 19th November, 2016, following Australia visa categories shall be closed to new applications. Their covered activities will be transitioned into new visa subclasses—

  • Temporary Work(Long Stay Activity)(Subclass 401)
  • Training and Research(Subclass 402)
  • Special Program(Subclass 416)
  • Temporary Work(Entertainment)(Subclass 420)
  • Superyacht Crew (subclass 488).

So, the above stated six Australia visa subclasses shall get incorporated into following new and changed temporary activity visa categories—

  • Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) (Subclass 400)
  • Temporary Work (International Relations) (Subclass 403)
  • Training (Subclass 407)
  • Temporary Activity (Subclass 408)

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