Temporary Visas

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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 personal travel and visa options.

We’ll talk you through the best pathway for your entry into Australia and outline the application process in a way you can understand.

We’ll explain how long it will take, how much it will cost and how we can help 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 (4) 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 two (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).

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