Skilled Independent Subclass 457 Visa
Subclass 457 Work Permit Visa
this visa is for you if you have been offered an opportunity with an Australian employer. This visa will enable you to live and work in Australia in the destination of your choice. You can live and work in Australia for up to 4 years and for those seeking Permanent Residency you can actually apply for Permanent Residency after the first 2 years of working on the 457 visa. This visa enables you to bring dependent family members with you on the visa and they too can work! This truly is the most popular work visa for Australia. For an employer to be eligible to sponsor a foreign national they must first:
1. Have a registered business in Australia and hold a sponsorship license
2. Apply for Sponsorship and Nominate your occupation (based on the CSOL)
3. Provide the relevant documentation in support of your application and then,
4. Apply for your 457 visa! All this can be done in under 3 months!