The 457 will cease as of March 2018 and be replaced. Please read important information issued by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection here.
To be eligible you will require sponsorship from an approved sponsor. You must also be able to nominate an occupation on this list, and have the skills and experience necessary for the position. An employer can sponsor 2 - 4 years
Certain occupations will be eligible for permanent residency after 3 years.
We can assist both you and your sponsor through the entire process so you can start working as soon as possible.
An Australian employer can also sponsor you for permanent residency. The requirements and the types of positions that are eligible depend on where in Australia you might be located (there are concessions for positions based in regional areas).
There are minimum requirements that must be met around age, skills and English language ability but exemptions are available under certain circumstances.
Please read here for details on recent changes to the permanent employer-sponsored visa programs to be implemented by the DIBP over the coming months.
If you have an employer will to sponsor you we can talk with them to explain the process, the requirements, and complete applications for approval so that you can commence working as soon as possible. Please contact us to discuss further.