You may have heard or read a lot about these visas. The actual situation is the subclass 457 visa is a temporary working visa that allows Australian businesses, and in some cases overseas businesses, to sponsor non-Australian workers to work in their businesses. Approved sponsors can sponsor overseas workers and, to be eligible for the 457 visa, the prospective employee will have to establish, among other things, that they have the skills and qualifications necessary to work in the role in Australia. Once working in Australia on the 457 visa, a number of Australian permanent residence pathways may become available to the 457 visa holder.
This is a temporary working visa which allows businesses (Australian and Overseas), to sponsor foreign skilled workers to work in Australia.
They are widely used (and often abused) but seldom fully understood.
If you are a business or individual considering these visas, get the proper advice before you start. Simple mistakes or omissions can lead to visa refusal and/or cancellation.
A business needs to be approved as a Sponsor and for Nomination and the applicant needs a visa.
Manning Lawyers can advise on all business issues related to the Visa, Nomination and Sponsorship.
- Skilled Independent Subclass 189 Visa Permanent
- Subclass 457 Work Skilled Visa (Temporary)
- Skilled nominated subclass 190 visa (Permanent )
- Skilled nominated / sponsored subclass 489 (Provisional)
- Employer nomination scheme subclass 186 (Permanent)
- Regional sponsored migration scheme subclass 187 (Permanent)