457 Work Condition 8107
|The main 457 visa holder is subject to the 8107 work restriction.
The work restriction comes into effect once a nomination by an employer is approved. Once this happens, the 457 holder can only work for the nominating employer in the occupation which is specified in the nomination.
|There are only a few exceptions to this rule:
If the person ceases employment, this can only be for a maximum of 60 days before the 457 holder is considered to be in breach of their visa conditions and subject to visa cancellation.
457 visa holders must commence work within 90 days of arrival in Australia, otherwise they will be in breach of condition 8107.
If licensing or registration is required for the employee to work in their occupation in Australia, then the employee must obtain the necessary licensing or registration before commencing work.
|CHANGING EMPLOYERS ON A 457 – EXAMPLE
|As an example – if Bob is employed by Company A on a 457, and obtains a new job with Company B, the process would work as follows:
The above process avoids the necessity of applying for a new 457, thus avoiding paying the lodgement fee for the visa and the 457 holder redoing medicals.