The immigrants living in Australia on temporary work visa, i.e. Subclass 457 visa, will now require paying the school fees of their children from January, 2017. The Subclass 457 visa is one of the most popular temporary work visas in Australia. The 457 visa holders are allowed to live and work in Australia for up to four years.
South Australia is the last state to ask school fees
The South Australia is going to be the last Australian state that will disallow the free schooling for 457 visa holders in Australia. Recently, most of the Australian states have asked the 457 visa holders to pay for the education cost of their children in Australia. Now, as South Australia was the last one to take decision on it, it means that all states in Australia will ask the 457 visa holders to contribute towards the education fees of their children studying in State schools.
When will it get implemented By South Australia?
The latest regulation in this regard will be effective from January, 2017 for the newcomers coming in the SA on 457 Visa, whereas it will be applicable on all the 457 visa holders in South Australia w.e.f. January 2018.
What will be the Contribution amount?
The parents working on 457 Visa will be asked to pay $5100 for primary students and $6100 for the high school students. The complete amount will be applicable on first child, whereas each sibling will get the 10% discount in the school fees.
The fees amount payable by the parents will be as per the family circumstances and it will be paid on enrollment of the child in government school.
No Fees on becoming a Permanent Resident (PR) of Australia
This is also an interesting fact that once 457 visa holders become the permanent resident of Australia, they would not require paying the contribution amount towards the school fees. However, one need to provide the valid proof of permanent residency to the authorities, so that their new residency status can be updated.
Australian Subclass 457 Visa
The 457 Visa is one of the most crucial visa options for the individuals willing to live and work in Australia. It not only allow them to work in Australia for up to 4 years, but also let them bring their family members to Australia with no work and study restrictions in the new country.
Have plans to apply for 457 visa or permanent residency in Australia?
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