457 visa decision ready or risk refusal

DIBP has warned that sc457 applications including sponsorship, nomination and the visa application must be decision-ready or risk refusal. Responding to Migration Alliance enquiries, a spokesperson for the department of immigration has stated that because the lodgement of incomplete applications has been an ongoing issue for the 457 processing network, the department has ‘adopted the approach of making decisions on incomplete applications at time of initial assessment.’ This means an application could be refused the very next working day, after lodgement.

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