Employers may be approached by job candidates who are already 457/482 visa holders. In some circumstances, employers may need to lodge its nomination quickly to protect their desired job candidates from any breach of visa conditions. This means that the new employer must lodge a new nomination application before the end of the maximum unemployment period. The period permitted varies as follows:
  • for visas granted before 19 November 2016 – maximum of 90 consecutive days
  • for visas granted on or after 19 November 2016 – maximum of 60 consecutive days