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Employer Sponsorship Visas

Eligibility Requirements for Employer Sponsorship Visas

Temporary Work Skilled Visa (subclass 457)

The Subclass 457 Temporary Work skilled visa is a temporary visa that is for skilled workers who are sponsored by an approved employer in a nominated occupation. This visa will allow you to work for up to four years.

The Employer also needs to apply to become a sponsor and meet further requirements.employer sponsored visa GIF

Outline of eligibility requirements – 457 visa

The visa applicant will need to demonstrate that:

  • they have been sponsored by an approved business; and
  • they have the required skills to fill a position nominated by an approved business.

The Sponsor will need to satisfy a number of requirements, including the following key requirements:

  • is a lawfully operating business
  • meets training requirements (Australian businesses only)
  • agrees to the number of subclass 457 workers to be nominated
  • have no relevant adverse information against your business
  • demonstrate their commitment to employing local labour as well as non-discriminatory recruitment practices

There are two options to become an approved sponsor:

  • Option 1: Apply to be a standard business sponsor
  • Option 2: Negotiate a labour agreement.

Contact us for more information.

How much does this visa cost?

The below is an estimate of the relevant government lodgement fees (subject to change):

  • Base application fee: $1060
  • Non-internet Application Charge: N/A
  • Additional applicant charge for each additional adult that is 18 years and over: $1060
  • Additional applicant charge for each additional adult that is 18 years or under: $265

Sponsorship and nomination charges may also apply. Theses charges are payable to the Department of Immigration.

  • Sponsorship fee: $420
  • Nomination fee: $330

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