TEMPORARY WORK (SKILLED) VISA (SUBCLASS 457)
The Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) allows skilled workers to come to Australia and work for an approved business for up to:
- four years after it is granted – if your occupation is listed on the “combined list of eligible skilled occupations” or this period is required due to international trade obligations
- two years after it is granted – if your occupation is not listed on the MLTSSL.
You must be sponsored by an approved business. A business can sponsor someone for this visa if they cannot find an Australian citizen or permanent resident to do the skilled work.
You can be in or outside Australia when you lodge your application.
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