8 Australia Migration Expert Tips For a Successful Temporary Work Skilled Visa (Subclass 457)
The first thing to know about the Temporary Work Skilled Visa 457 Visa is that in March 2018 the visa will no longer be available to new applicants.
It will be abolished and replaced with the completely new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS), which will make it more difficult for foreign applicants to work long term in Australia.
Those who have already been granted a Temporary Work Skilled Visa (subclass 457) are allowed to continue on it.
Those who have their application in process until that date may still be granted the visa.
You can stay up to four years on the 457, as long as you stay in the same company who recruited you in the first place, or work for another registered company that agrees to nominate you.
This is one of the most popular visas to apply for, so you want to make sure your application stands out against all the others going for that job opportunity.
Based from our extensive experiences handling various case of Temporary Work Skilled Visa, we figured out 8 most important thing you must pay attention for a successful Temporary Work Skilled Visa application:
1. Know what your options are
You can stay for up to four years if you have a skill listed on this page.
These jobs are considered to be beneficial enough to Australia to recruit long-term from overseas, but only if there is no available Australians or other permanent residents to fulfill the opportunity first.
If you have a skill that is not listed there, you can apply to stay in Australia for up to 2 years.
2. Find a company to nominate you for this temporary work visa
You must be sponsored by a business that has been approved by immigration as a nominating company.
A business can sponsor someone for this visa if they cannot find an Australian citizen or permanent resident to do the skilled work.
There are plenty of job websites dedicated to finding applicants from overseas, so it should not be too difficult to find approved companies to work for.
3. Gather the required documentation
The applications for any visa to Australia is very detailed and they require a lot of information and evidence that you are of good character, you are who you say you are, and that you won’t break the terms of your visa.
You must ensure that you have all the required documentation. They ask for each bit of paper for a reason.
If they do not have everything they need, they will make a decision based on the incomplete information they have for you.
That very rarely goes in the applicants favour. Not only because the information is incomplete, but it also shows that you are not taking your application or immigration seriously.
If you are unsure whether a bit of documentation is relevant or not, put it in there just in case. The more information they have about you, the more likely it is they will give you the visa.
4. What will Australia gain by having you there?
So many people are trying to relocate to Australia every day, so you need to make them believe that out of all those people, you are worth granting the temporary work visa to.
Explain to immigration what you can do for Australia, as well what it can do for you. Prove your dedication and good character.
5. Think about the weaknesses of your case
If you have anything in your background or current circumstances that may cause immigration to believe you will break the terms of your visa, be prepared with strong arguments and if possible, evidence, for why they should accept you.
An example of a weakness is, if your whole family lives in Australia, they may not believe that you will return home after your visa expires.
6. Respond quickly to any requests or questions from immigration
If you do not respond to additional queries or requests from immigration within a sensible timeframe, it is highly likely they will reject your application.
A lack of response on your part shows a lack of interest in your application and Australia.
If their request will take some time for you to respond to, you should send them a holding email explaining when you will be able to get them the information they need.
7. Submit your application
When you are entering the details of your application into the online form, you must make sure that every single detail is correct and complete.
When you upload documents, you cannot view them again or remove them. Consequently, it is essential to the success of your application that the correct documents are attached, and that they are certified if necessary.
8. Get a registered Australian migration agent to act on your behalf
Getting a Temporary work skilled visa (subclass 457) to Australia is not a simple process; it’s why migration agents exist, and why ONE derland Consulting has been around for over 10 years now!
If you do decide to employ an agent, you must make sure you get one that is registered with the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA).
They assign every registered agent with a registration number, called, MARN.
When talking with an agent, you should always ask for the MARN before going any further, and especially before handing over any money.
If an agent is not registered with MARA, they might take your money and do the visa application for you; however it is quite likely they will just take your money and disappear.
To check that your agent has given you a genuine number, you can check the name or number against the register on the MARA website
If you do the application yourself, or first go with another agent and your application is rejected, you can contact ONE derland Consulting for a consultation.
We are a reputable and trustworthy agency with a high success rate for all types of visas.
The importance of registered migration agent involvement.
One of the main factor in a successful temporary work skilled visa (subclass 457) application is getting a professional migration agent involved.
With their extensive experiences and knowledges they will help you navigate through the complexities of the visa application itself.
This private appointment will consist of discussing your migration plan and your circumstances.
Based from information gathered from the appointment then our migration expert team will create a actionable migration plan with minimum risk of refusal.
This actionable migration plan will save you lot of effort, energy, time and money.
So got a temporary work skilled visa application in mind? call us now and let’s talk about creating most effective migration plan for you.