A business in Australia has offered you a job. Lucky you! Go on, keep reading to get more tips about the temporary 457 visa.
Not really? No job offer? Go back and check other options that can allow you to work in this country. Don't bother reading about this temporary Australian work visa. It's not for you - no job, no visa.
Still reading? So.... you are among the lucky ones and have a job offer.
And not from cousin John who lives in Sydney and wants you to help around in his shop.
Unless cousin John operates a business that is an approved sponsor to employ overseas workers.
And the role he needs fits perfectly with your qualifications and work experience.
In this case cousin John could help nominate and sponsor you for a 457 long stay, temporary visa.
Ooops... you don't have a cousin John but a business in Australia is keen to have you work for them.
So why would businesses sponsor overseas workers on a temporary visa?
For example if they need certain skills that are harder to find locally.
This means they could nominate a number of full time positions and look for workers from other countries to apply for those roles. And they would sponsor the workers to whom they offer the jobs to apply for the visa.
If you have the right qualifications and experience in your line of work, and an Australian employer believes that your skills bring value to a certain role in their business, they might make the offer to you.
Unlike the business visa for business owners, if you apply for the 457 temporary visa, there is no age limit.
This Australian work visa can be valid for up to four years.
Here's an online free assessment tool to help find out if this Australian work visa is for you.
If you took your assessment, you already know if you can apply or not.
Otherwise, here are some of the things you need to have or know about in order assess whether you would be able to apply for the 457 long stay, temporary visa:
Find out whether you fit the bill and if yes, do more research about this temporary visa by visiting the department of immigration website.
Too busy to read? Get the help of an immigration agent.
Good luck with your research.
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