Important changes in the english language requirements for 485, 476 and 457 visas

Migration regulations were recently amended to new lower English levels in order to meet the requirements of 485, 476 and 457 visa categories.

Prospective 457 visa applicants will only need to score a minimum of 4.5 in each module of IELTS!

And candidates looking to apply for 485 and 476 visas need only ensure to get a minimum of 5 in each module of the IELTS examination!

If you are looking to lodge an application for either of these visas on or after 18 April, you must provide evidence of having achieved this in a test taken three years before lodging your visa application:

** Passport holders from the United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland or New Zealand, you still will not need to provide an English test result.

To get more information on the above changes and to find out your eligibility in applying for an Australian Visa please call 07 3216 0052 to with one of our experienced Migration Agents.