Visa Transaction Reference Number (TRN): xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Visa Approval Number/Permission Request ID: xxxxxxxxxx
Name of Approved Visa Holder: THOMAS
Passport Number: Fxxxxxxxx
Visa validity period: 28 July 2008 - 31 December 2011
Name of Business Sponsor: Central West TAFE
Sponsorship Approval Number/Permission Request ID: xxxxxxxxxx
Primary Visa Holder Occupation: UNIVERSITY LECTURER
Location/Postcode of proposed employment: 6530
Primary Visa Holder Base Salary: xxxxxxxx
Primary Visa Holder Total Remuneration: xxxxxxx
I refer to the application for a Temporary Business entry (Long Stay) visa (Subclass 457) for THOMAS
I am pleased to advise that THOMAS has been granted a Subclass 457 visa. This visa provides for multiple entries to Australia and is valid until the date specified above.
VISA GRANT NUMBER
The visa grant number is xxxxxxxxxxxxx. This is the unique number assigned to the visa. Visa holders should keep this visa grant number with them, as they may have to provide it to the Department during the life of the visa.
The visa is linked to the passport number that the visa holder provided in their application. If the visa holder obtains a new passport after receiving this letter, they must advise the Department of the new passport details.
Please note: If visa holders do not provide us with the details of any new passport issued to them, they may experience significant delays at the airport and may be denied permission to board their plane.
IF THE APPROVED VISA HOLDER IS IN AUSTRALIA:
As soon as possible THOMAS (or their authorised representative/legal guardian), should approach an office of the department in Australia to have the visa evidenced in their passport.
IF THE APPROVED VISA HOLDER IS OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA:
Prior to travelling to Australia, THOMAS (or their authorised representative/legal guardian) will need to have their visa evidenced in their passport at an overseas Australian mission. Contact details and details on the procedures for evidencing visas at overseas Australian missions are available at www.immi.gov.au/contacts
PRIMARY VISA HOLDER VISA CONDITIONS - WORK LIMITATIONS:
A condition on Subclass 457 visas for primary visa holders is that they must not: - cease to be employed by the employer; or - work in a position or occupation inconsistent with the approved position or occupation; or - engage in work for another person or for themself whilst working for the sponsoring employer. If the primary visa holder wishes to change employer, they must apply for a new Subclass 457 visa and meet the requirements at that time. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the visa. If a primary visa holder wishes to change occupation, the new position must be one that meets the skills and salary thresholds for this visa.
PRIMARY VISA HOLDER - REGIONAL WORK LIMITATIONS:
If the primary visa holder has been nominated to work under special provisions for regional Australia, then they cannot live or work in one of the following cities:
Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong, Melbourne, Brisbane, the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast, or Perth.
The nomination approval letter indicates if the primary visa holder has been nominated to work under the special provisions for regional Australia.
Your sponsoring employer must comply with Commonwealth, States and Territories laws as well as certain other obligations, including payment of a minimum salary level.
For further details on the sponsors obligations, go to www.immi.gov.au/skilled/skilled-workers/sbs/obligations-employer.htm
For frequently asked questions about working in Australia on a Subclass 457 visa, go to www.immi.gov.au/skilled/skilled-workers/_pdf/FAQ_457_visa_holders.pdf
CHECKING THE VISA DETAILS
The Department has developed a new service called Entitlement Verification Online (EVO) which allows certain third parties to check visa information with a visa holder's consent.
Through EVO, visa holders can give their consent to registered third parties such as:
· employers and labour suppliers, to help check whether your visa allows them to work in Australia;
· government agencies, to help assess their eligibility for services;
· licensing authorities, to help establish their eligibility for a licence; and
· educational institutions, to assess whether they can study in Australia.
The disclosure of visa information by the Department is governed by the Privacy Act 1988. Therefore, the Department will disclose information about a visa to a third party only with the consent of the visa holder. Visa holders can consent to an inquiry about their visa entitlements by giving the third party their name, date of birth, passport number and passport country of issue. If the visa holder does not wish a third party to find out about their visa entitlements, they should not give them this information.
The information form 993i "Safeguarding your personal information", available from Immigration offices, gives details of third parties to which visa holders can consent to their personal information being disclosed, and how they can consent.
CONTACTING THE DEPARTMENT:
For information about sponsorships, nominations, subclass 457visas and Medical Practitioner visas go to www.immi.gov.au/skilled
Information on other services provided by the department can also be obtained via e-mail or the telephone. For a full list of e-mail addresses and telephone numbers for offices in Australia, and offices at overseas Australian missions, go to www.immi.gov.au/contacts
For specific queries about this notification, please e-mail your case officer or contact the department.
Please cite the Visa Transaction Reference Number/Visa Approval Number entered at the head of this letter in any correspondence with the department.
Delegate of the Minister for the purposes of Section 65 of the Migration Act 1958.
Office: Western Australia State Office
Document Date: 28 July 2008
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