457 Visa Blog

View Australia’s leading blog for all 457 visa information, news and updates.

All blog’s are written by the 457 visa compared team who have years of Australian Private Health Insurance experience and online marketing know-how. Adir Shiffman was the creator of Australia’s second leading health insurance website (www.helpmechoose.com.au which was later sold to Mortgage Choice).

Please feel free to contact us if you would like to contribute or have suggestions of different sections that you would like us to explore and discuss. You can also check out twitter, Google+ and Facebook page which are also updated frequently.

From time to time there will be information on other visa types such as the subclass 485 visa and general overseas visitor health insurance. This is due to a small proportion of users on this site having these other professional visa’s and their changes can also impact future 457 visa policy and 457 visa health insurance.

2014 Statistics For 485 Visa Applications

The alarming trend of overseas students who finish their studies going back to their native country continues to increase with 485 visa applications lodged and received dipping significantly. This means that fewer individuals are choosing to work in Australia on a temporary basis after they have gained the skills and knowledge from one of the worlds best education system! An example of this trend can be viewed by February of each year with: February 2012 = 3,629 485 visa's granted February ... read more »