Temporary Employer Sponsorship
TEMPORARY WORK (SKILLED) VISA – SUBCLASS 457
The subclass 457 visa allows Australian employers (and also overseas businesses establishing Australian operations) to sponsor overseas workers for up to 4 years. This visa is renewable, meaning workers can remain in Australia as temporary residents for as long as they continue to be employed under a valid subclass 457 sponsorship.
A subclass 457 visa requires a regular ongoing contract of employment to be offered which meets a minimum salary level. A market salary test also applies meaning the salary offered must be comparable to that paid to Australian employees in a similar employment role. There are also a number of other eligibility criteria that the sponsoring business must meet.
No age limit applies to this visa, but a number of requirements must be met by the visa applicant. These include having the qualifications and experience required for the nominated position, having adequate health cover while in Australia and meeting English language requirements.
Employers sponsoring overseas workers on a subclass 457 visa must comply with a list of ongoing sponsorship obligations throughout their period of employment. As they are employing temporary residents, these are additional obligations to those applying to the rest of their Australian workforce. Because of this, there are definite advantages for employers in sponsoring under ENS and RSMS – the permanent employer sponsored visas. If you need and further information please contact us & we will gladly assist you
For the migrants (especially families) the 457 visa has the following drawbacks:
- It is Temporary & not a Permanent visa
- You do not have the same rights as an Australian
- You may need to pay for your own Medical care
- You may need to pay for your Children’s school fees
- If you lose or quit your job, you need to find another job sponsor within 90 days, or you must leave the Country. Failure to do so will adversely affect future visa applications