What is a 457 Visa?

457 Visa Application

What is a 457 Visa?

A 457 Visa is a subclass of temporary work visas that allow the visa holder to travel to Australia and work for up to 4 years. Under this visa, the visa holder may bring their family to Australia for work or study. There are also no restrictions on travelling in and out of Australia.

What do you need to get a 457 Visa?

The Australian Government has released a list of positions that it considers Skilled Occupations. If you are qualified and experienced in one of these positions, congratulations! You are one step closer to living and working in Australia. You can view the full Skilled Occupations List here.

In order to qualify for an Australian 457 visa, you must be sponsored by an approved business. For a business to become an approved sponsor, they must lodge an application to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and then nominate you for a position within the company. This position can only be filled by a 457 visa holder if they are unable to find an Australian citizen or permanent resident to complete the skilled work.

In addition to this, you must be able to pass an English language proficiency test and meet a variety of other registration and licensing requirements.

Making sure you meet all of the requirements can be tricky, so it is best to consult with a migration agent. All of Emergico’s migration agents are registered with the Migration Agents Registration Authority. This means you know that your agent is of good character, has the appropriate skills and knowledge and abides by the MARA Code of Conduct.

How much does it cost to get a Employer Sponsored Visa?

The cost of applying for a 457 Visa is determined on a case-by-case basis due to the variation in costs of health assessments, police certificates, etc that are required to complete your application.

How do I get started applying for an Australian 457 Visa?

Get started by completing our FREE migration eligibility test located at the top of our contact page and one of our experienced migration agents will get in contact with you.


Leanne Stevens

CEO, Emergico // Registered Migration Agent (#1171279)