NOTE: Australian Government announced changes to 457 program in April 2017, some changes are immediate, in particular amendments to the occupation list.
The Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) will be replaced with a new visa (TSS) in March 2018. Up until then 457 visa applications are being processed as normal.
The Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) , popularly referred to as the “457 visa” is the most common long duration temporary work visa for Australia. The Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) allows skilled workers to come to Australia and work for an approved business for up to:
The Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) permits many Australian companies to sponsor and employ overseas skilled workers. Success of the scheme relies entirely upon the potential employer’s sponsorship. The applicants nominated occupation must be included on the list of eligible skilled occupations for the application to be approved.
The Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) visa application includes three important steps as follows:
1.Standard Business Sponsorship - To sponsor a worker as a standard business sponsor, you must be a lawfully operating business and have no relevant adverse information against your business. The business must meet the training requirement.
2.Nomination - To lodge a nomination you must be an approved business sponsor or have lodged a sponsorship application. You can lodge a sponsorship application at the same time as a nomination.
3.Visa Application - To apply you must:
This visa allows you to:
Australian immigration law is complex and law and procedures change on a frequent basis. We strongly recommend that you contact us to confirm the SkillSelect process and schedule a consultation with one of our Registered Migration Agents regarding skilled or business migration visas.We have the expertise to secure your visa for you in the quickest possible timeframe.
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