Staff Relocation

If you’re an international company looking to set up business or relocate staff in Australia, you’ll know just how challenging and time consuming it can be.

Immigration rules are complex and always changing. Ensuring that you have the correct work and visa permits within the timeframe required by your company can be a tough balancing act – and a significant risk to your business if it doesn’t run smoothly.

Ark Migration can take the stress out of your mobilisation plans and let you get on with what’s important to your business.

Our Global Mobilisation Team can be set up quickly to manage the visa and immigration process on your behalf from start to finish. From the initial application to the successful receipt of documents, we’ll handle the complexities of paper work and communications with all the relevant authorities to ensure that the visa process runs as smoothly as possible.

Getting you through immigration is the one thing you won’t have to worry about.

Find out your options 
in less than 10 minutes.

UK/EUR +44 7904 666 124

AU +61 412 296 701

Call us and speak to one of our migration lawyers and in 10 minutes you’ll know everything you’ll need to know about your relocation options. We’ll talk you through the best pathway for your entry into Australia, whether it’s for you, your business, or your staff.

We’ll outline exactly what the application process involves, advise you of any issues and how we can work with you to overcome them. By the end of the call you'll know exactly what your options are, how much it will cost, how long it will take and what we can do to make the journey as smooth as possible.


On 18 April 2017, the Government announced that the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457 visa) will be abolished and replaced with the completely new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa in March 2018.
Contact us to find out more about how these changes could affect you.


The Australian 457 Visa (Temporary Business Long Stay) is a temporary work visa that allows businesses to sponsor overseas workers to Australia to undertake work for a period of up to four years. The 457 visa allows the holder to work only for their sponsoring business in an occupation for which they have been approved by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.


Anyone who has a formal offer of employment and can prove that they have the appropriate skills and qualifications to be successful in their nominated role.


The 457 visa is a temporary visa valid for up to four (4) years and permits the holder to live and work in Australia for the sponsoring employer.

Immediate family members can be included in the application and are entitled to work and study in Australia for the duration of the visa. Once the visa holder has obtained a successful skill assessment or has worked for their employer for 2 years, they may apply for a nominated permanent visa.


To qualify for a 457 visa, applicants must have an employer who is willing to sponsor them. There are three stages in the visa application process:

  • Stage 1: Sponsorship (Employer): The employer must be (or apply to become) an approved sponsor
  • Stage 2: Nomination (Employer): The employer must lodge a business nomination for each of the positions they wish to fill. The nominated position must relate to an occupation that meets a minimum skills threshold and is to be paid at or above the minimum salary level
  • Stage 3: Visa Application (Employee): Applicants will need to demonstrate they have the skills to match the nominated position and can satisfy certain language, health and character requirements

For Stage 3 of the 457 Visa process to be successful, Stages 1 and 2 must be approved by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).

Contact us to book your free consultation

To book a free, confidential consultation with one of our migration lawyers, give us a call or send us an email and we’ll get in touch with you as soon as possible to discuss your options.

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+61 412 296 701

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