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Temporary work visa – Subclass 457

The Sub-class 457 Visa is a Temporary Visa program where individuals, who are skilled in any of the positions mentioned in the Skilled Occupation List for Australia, can work in the country. Under this scheme, Australian employers can sponsor approved skilled foreign workers to stay and work in Australia for a temporary period of time.

What you need to be eligible for the Visa Program?

Basic Requirements

  • Sponsorship from an Australian or Global Employer.
  • Be beneath the age of 50 years.
  • Proficient English language skills.
  • Procure the required character &health certificates

How Temporary work Visa – Subclass 457 works?

The visa Process is divided into 3 stages:
The employer applies for approval as a standard business sponsor. This is required to nominate an occupation for a subclass 457 visa.
The employer nominates an occupation for a prospective or existing subclass 457 visa holder.
Visa application
The person nominated to work in the nominated occupation applies for the subclass 457 visa. This is the final step to obtaining a subclass 457 visa.

How much time does the process takes?

The Duration for Visa processing depends upon the particular case lodged and is based on personal circumstances.
A time period of 6 to 12 weeks on average is taken to process 457 subclass visa application for overseas applicants.

Benefits for Temporary work Visa Subclass 457

  • This particular visa holder can be employed for a period of three months to
    about four years.
  • Family can accompany the skilled worker once employment has been secured
    under this visa.
  • Furthermore, this can increase your chances to secure permanent employment
    should you wish to stay in Australia for an indefinite period.
  • The skilled Immigrant can only work for the sponsoring company and is not
    allowed to take up job in any other company or sector during the period when
    he holds the Subclass 457 visa.


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