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457 Work

457 WORK VISA & SPONSORSHIP

A temporary residence work visa subclass 457 is available for you to work in Australia. And you can attach your partner and family.

You need to have an occupation that is listed for this visa (reduced April 19 2017 going forward) and relevant experience and qualifications. You need to have an employer in Australia to sponsor you with a nomination under their sponsorship. The term of the visa can be any length up to 4 years. Successive work visas are possible. Your work visa can also be transferred to another sponsor during its term. And further family can be added to the visa during its course.

Adult family unit members are able to work without restriction as secondary 457 visa holders.

Depending on employer readiness the process can be quite quick. The terms of the visa are that you work in the occupation approved only for the sponsor of the visa only.

This visa creates some wonderful opportunities for permanent residence. At the two year anniversary of you working on this visa you are able to be further nominated by your employer for permanent residence (see below). The intention of the migration legislation is that this visa can be a pathway for those who have proven their settlement potential by holding skilled employment.

I work with both you and your sponsoring employer very extensively in this process to make it happen for each.

This 457 visa will be extensively rejigged in March 2018 and split into a two and four year term depending on the occupation. Details are yet to become legislated. Contact me for preliminary advice.  

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