Understanding the transition from subclass 457 visa to TSS
The ‘one onshore renewal’ rule included in the Government’s April 2017 announcement, applies to TSS visas in the short-term (ST) stream only – it does not apply to existing subclass 457 visa holders who are seeking their first TSS visa. That is, this new rule will only impact them if:
- they have previously been granted two or more TSS (ST) visas
- their previous TSS (ST) visa was applied for onshore and
- they apply for another TSS (ST) visa.
In other words, a visa holder transitioning from a current 457 visa to a TSS visa, will still be eligible to apply for a second TSS visa onshore.