sc 457 visa - Grandfathering Arrangement

What are the sc 457 visa grandfathering arrangements?

Subclass 457 visa holders may be eligible for certain grandfathering arrangements to ensure they can apply for Permanent Residence (PR) status.

Certain time frames apply to grandfathering arrangements.


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What is the sc 457 visa?

The sc 457 visa was characterized by many advantages, which make it a favourite visa option for employers and employees. Those advantages include:

  • An unlimited number of travels to Australia
  • The inclusion of family members in the visa application
  • The option to apply for Permanent Residency after 2 years

Currently, the sc 457 visa is closed for new applicants.

You will find an overview on the requirements here:  Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457)


Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa (subclass 457) visa

The Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa (subclass 457) visa was used to sponsor employees to work in Australia. The visa allows overseas workers to live in Australia and work for their sponsoring business for up to 4 years.

Read more about:

Business Sponsorship for Employers

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sc 186 visa and sc 187 visa

Skills Assessment

sc 189 visa and sc 190 visa

Permanent Residency (PR) in Australia


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sc 457 visa - Grandfathering Arrangements
Updated: 2023-01-16
By: Migration Agent and Immigration Lawyer Association