The Department of Immigration and Citizenship has made provision for an existing business in Australia to employ someone from overseas for a skilled job in Australia. An individual under the Australia SkillSelect Visa Subclass 457 can –
An individual seeking visa under subclass 457 should –
Australia SkillSelect Visa Subclass 457 makes it possible for the employers or businesses in Australia to nominate and sponsor a skilled worker for a period of four years. The subclass makes it possible for the industry to meet the manpower requirements if the demands can’t be met in the domestic market. The visa under the subclass 457 is administered under three stages-
The employer needs to first apply with SkillSelect for the standard business sponsorship. The labour agreement needs to be negotiated with the Australian government for this purpose. The subsequent approval remains valid for a period of three year during which the sponsor can nominate the employees (intending migrants) as prospects to fill up the positions. The applicants are then sent the invitation by the SkillSelect as part of the visa process to come and discuss employment under the subclass 457.