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186 (457 Transitional) visa applications after 1 July 2017

We have received clarification from the MIA today that anyone wishing to apply for their PR (186 visa) as the holder of a 457 visa will now need to have 6 in each band on an IELTS test or at least 50 in each of the four test components (speaking, reading, listening and writing) in a Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic (as well as the other applicable English tests) in order to apply for PR if they are applying AFTER 1 July 2017.

Rick Gunn