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Subclass 457 Work Visa

We can help get the work visa for the talent your business needs.


The four-year work visa with unlimited extensions.

WORKERS REQUIRE SPONSORSHIP by an eligible employer before they apply for this visa. The process requires 3 separate applications to the department, namely: Sponsorship; Nomination; and Visa Application. Together, the process can take between 3-6 months – more or less, depending on the quality of the application and the issues involved. Family members can come along to work and study on the same visa. This visa normally lasts 4 years and there is no limit on the number of renewals, provided all the criteria are met each time. After 2 years on this visa, you and your family may be eligible to apply for a permanent residence visa.

Key Requirements

Key Requirements

  • Employer is an approved Sponsor.
  • Employer nominates an Occupation listed on the current Consolidated Skills Occupation List.
  • Employee demonstrates they are qualified in the nominated Occupation.
  • Vocational English (comparative to IELTS minimum score of 5).
  • Employer is an approved standard business sponsor.
  • Employer demonstrates that they cannot find an Australian to do the job.
  • Basic Health & Character test passed by all applicants on the visa.

Key Challenges

Failing to deal with these challenges can lead to refusals & cancellations.

  • Selecting the right occupation.
  • Job description must fit an occupation on CSOL.
  • Properly describing the job duties in the application & nomination.
  • Employees must be paid market rates which must be at least AUD$53,900 per annum.
  • New visa required if you change jobs or employer.
  • Employer record-keeping on salary, and training and hiring of Australians.
  • CSOL can change without warning.

Tough Cases We Can Help With

Tough Cases We Can Help With

  • New company with no historical records needing foreign workers.
  • Small company with low turnover requiring foreign skills.
  • Companies seeking multiple foreign workers for short-term projects.
  • Nominating the right occupation and the appropriate visa class.
  • Dealing with refusals, cancellations or Employer audits.

Corporate Rates

We offer special rates to employers.

If you are an employer or a company we offer corporate rates. This is reserved for companies with multiple-employee processing needs. It is best for your company representative to discuss this with us directly.

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