is a 457 visa the same as a 495? i have so many numbers going round my head i am totally lost
No they are completely different. Although all the visa catagories will change on the 1st so will have new names and numbers so might be worth looking into it after the visa changes come into effect at the weekend :o
457 is a temp long stay business visa - http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/skill.../sbs/index.htm
495 is a temp skilled regional visa - http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/gener.../495/index.htm
just noticed the time - do you work late or can't sleep!!!!!!
live in australia so morning here and work from home on pc so nearly always on here when working