TSS Visa Will Replace the 457 Visa from March 2018

Temporary Skills Shortage Visa Will Replace The 457 Visa From March 2018. There are 2 categories, Short Term Stream and Medium Term Stream. We explain below.

Short-Term Stream

  • This stream will have visa validity of 2 years and capacity of one onshore visa renewal under the Short-Term stream.
  • Visa fees for this visa stream would be $1150
  • STSOL will apply to this visa stream which includes around 435 occupations. Regional Area employer will have some flexibility with additional occupations available to them.
  • English requirements remains the same as current 457 visa which is Overall 5 bands with minimum of 4.5 in each.
  • Genuine Temporary Entrant requirements will apply
  • 2 Years of relevant work experience is required for this visa.

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Cabinet Clears Medical Commission Bill

A Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today cleared an ambitious Bill replacing India’s apex medical education regulator, the Medical Council of India, with a new and transparent body called the National Medical Commission (NMC).

The National Medical Commission Bill 2017 seeks to revolutionize the sector in many ways and proposes for the first time an exit exam for MBBS graduates who would have to clear this test to get practicing licences. There is no cap proposed on how many times a graduate can take the exam.Continue Reading..