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Migration Help
16th November 2009, 05:17 PM
Memory jogger re health insurance requirement for temporary employer-sponsored applicants

As of 14th of September 2009 the health cover requirement for 457 Visa Holders is as follows:

Employers are no longer liable for health care costs for temporary overseas workers

temporary overseas workers (457 visa holders) are obliged to maintain adequate health insurance arrangements for themselves and all dependants for the duration of their stay in Australia

Condition 8501 – “to Maintain Adequate Health Insurance” wil be imposed and placed on the visa label

Failure to have and maintain Health Insurance can result in a possible fine, visa cancellation and/or refusal to grant future extensions of the visa

This will only apply to those with new 457 visas granted post 14 September 2009

For those on current 457 visas, the health cover obligation remains with the Sponsoring company

Random checks will be undertaken by DIAC to ensure that the prospective visa applicant obtains and maintains adequate health insurance for the duration of his or her stay in Australia