Legislative Instrument F2016L01743
Changes effective 19th November 2016

FIVE (5) VISAS REPEALED REPLACED BY

  • Subclass 401

TWO (2) VISAS REPLACE REPEALED VISAS

  • Subclass 407 (Training) Visa
  • Subclass 408 (Temporary Activity) Visa

TEMPORARY ACTIVITIES SPONSOR

This class replace Six (6) classes of sponsor:

  • Professional Development
  • Special Program
  • Superyacht Crew
  • Long Stay Activity
  • Training and Research
  • Entertainment

There is no nomination required for sponsors except Occupational Training Visa (Subclass 407) still requires a sponsor.

As a nomination is required by a sponsor for subclass 407 this allows the nominee to change sponsors without a fresh visa application.

Uniform $275 application fee is standard for all the new 407 & 408 visas.
There are minor amendments to:-

  • Subclass 400 Temporary Work (short Stay Activity) Visa
  • Subclass 403 Temporary Work (International Relations) Visa

On 19th November 2016 electronic lodgement will be available for sponsor, nomination and visa applications for these new visas.