Subclass 494: tougher visa conditions

The visa conditions for the new subclass 494 are completely different and much more strict compared to subclass 187. For instance, subclass 494 visa holders: will need to commence work within 90 days; will not be able to cease employment for more than 90 days; will need to notify Immigration of any change to their phone number or email address; etc. And the list of requirements goes on. Non-compliance might lead to visa cancellation.

The visa conditions that will apply to the new subclass are much more strict compared to the conditions that apply to subclass 187.

A condition is only imposed on a 187 visa holder if he/she is outside Australia when the visa was granted:

187.6  Conditions

187.611 

If the applicant is outside Australia when the visa is granted:

(a)  first entry must be made before the date specified by the Minister; and

(b)  if the applicant satisfies the secondary criteria for the grant of the visa, condition 8515 may be imposed.  

In contrast, the following provisions will apply to subclass 494.

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