According to Department of Immigration and Border Protection, If you hold a 457 visa, you could apply for permanent residence (PR) through the TRT stream of the 186 or 187 visa after March 2018.
To assist you to understand your eligibility to PR through 186/187, we have compiled this guideline for you.
You can apply for PR through the TRT stream of the subclass 186/187 visa. This stream is available to all subclass 457 holders who met the various requirements. Transitional arrangements will be put in place in March 2018 in relation to certain requirements.
If you want to apply for PR through the subclass 186 or 187 visa without applying for your 457 visa before 18 April 2017, you will need to meet the eligibility criteria for the specific visa in effect at the time you apply.
Book a free appointment with Hunt Migration to discuss your individual visa requirements. We take the time to understand your personal circumstances, professional objectives and life goals. We will determine your visa eligibility and advise you on the best visa path. You’ll leave your appointment with a custom visa plan and timeline for your visa application.