TEMPORARY WORK (SKILLED) VISA (SUBCLASS 457)

Features

The Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) allows skilled workers to come to Aust​ralia 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.

Eligibility

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.

Length of stay

Permanently

What you can do

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