457 VISA

Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa (Subclass 457) Closed

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MARN 0961 448 | UPDATED MAY 2019

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Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa (Subclass 457) Closed Overview

On 18 April 2017, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia and the Hon Peter Dutton MP, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection jointly announced that the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457 visa) will be abolished and replaced with the completely new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa which will support businesses in addressing genuine skill shortages.

Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa (Subclass 457) Closed

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 MLTSSL;
  • Two years after it is granted – if your occupation is on the list of eligible skilled occupations but is not listed on the MLTSSL.

This visa is now closed, in March 2018, the 457 Visa was replaced by the Temporary Skill Shortage – Subclass 482 TSS Visa. On 18 April 2017, the Prime Minister of Australia and the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection announced that the Subclass 457 Visa (Temporary Work) will be abolished and replaced with the new TSS Visa (Subclass 482).

Most employers will apply for approval as a Standard Business Sponsor. The approval generally lasts for 3 years and there is a limit to the number of employees who can be sponsored over this time.

The application for a company sponsorship visa consists of 3 parts:

  1. Sponsorship;
  2. Nomination;
  3. Visa Application.

Sponsorship

Applying for approval as a business sponsor would require the business to provide details to show:

  • The sponsor is a lawful, operating business;
  • The sponsor has the financial ability to meet its sponsorship obligations;
  • That the business meets certain training benchmarks or is a startup company which has an auditable plan to meet the training benchmarks.