Any 457 visa applications lodged, and subsequently approved, after 18 November 2017, will have to apply to the new conditions the Department of Immigration has added, “to enhance visa integrity and clearly communicate what is expected from non-citizens during their stay in Australia.
The four new conditions are as follows:
Visa condition 8303·, which prohibits the visa holder from engaging in activities that endanger or threaten any individual, or activities disruptive to, or violence threatening harm to, the Australian community or a group within the Australian community.
Visa condition 8304·, which requires visa holders to identify themselves by the same name in all dealings with Commonwealth, state or territory government agencies. If the visa holder changes their name, all government agencies must be informed of this name change, including the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, as soon as possible.
Visa condition 8564·, which requires visa holders not to engage in criminal conduct. Individuals who are subject to this condition, and who receive a criminal conviction during their stay in Australia, may have their visa cancelled.
Visa condition 8602·, which requires individuals to not have an outstanding public health debt. Debts must repaid as soon as possible to prevent any visa cancellation options or delays in visa processing. An outstanding public health debt means a debt relating to public health or aged care services that has been reported to the Department as outstanding: (a) by a Commonwealth, State or Territory health authority; and (b) under an agreement between the authority and the Department.
These conditions will apply in addition to the existing work limitation (8107) and condition to maintain adequate health insurance or Medicare (8503).