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Planning to work in Australia under the subclass 457 visa program?

As Australia continues to experience its damaging chronic skills shortages driven by the currently booming mining and resource industry and worsened by the imminent retirement of the country’s baby boomer’s generation, Australian and overseas businesses are now experiencing recruiting difficulties sector-wide, but most especially at a professional and technical levels.

As this current huge skills gap in the Australian workforce continues to kick in, most of the companies in Australia are now hiring staff from overseas, driving up reliance on 457 visa holders.

Officially known as the Temporary Business (Long Stay) Subclass 457 Visa – Standard Business Sponsorship, the 457 work visa is the most commonly used working visa program nowadays that Australian or overseas employers used in addressing the hiring difficulties that cannot be filled from the local labor market.

The subclass 457 visa program was designed to let eligible Australian or overseas employers in Australia to sponsor approved overseas skilled workers to work within Australia temporarily.

With a 457 skilled visa, you can work in Australia for a period of up to four years, may bring any eligible family members, including same-sex partners with them to Australia, who will also be granted unrestricted work and study rights in Australia, and travel in and out of Australia as often as you want without restriction.

To apply under this visa program, you must be sponsored by an eligible employer to fill a nominated ‘skilled’ position. This nominated eligible skilled position is listed in the Consolidated Skilled Occupation List (CSOL) Schedule 1 & 2 that is prepared by the Australian Government to identify specific skill shortages in Australia. You must also have the skills, qualifications, relevant experience and an employment background which matches those required to fill the position advertised; demonstrate minimum English language proficiency; be eligible for any relevant licenses or registration required for the nominated position and demonstrate genuine intention to perform the nominated occupation.

You must also have arranged adequate health insurance for the period of your stay in Australia. You must also meet the standard visa requirements such as character and health checks together with a declaration concerning Australian values and laws.

To see the current Consolidated Skilled Occupation List (CSOL) Schedule 1 & 2, just click here, and you will be automatically directed to National Visas’ 457 List.

So if you have the skills or one of the eligible 457 visa occupations and the interest and the determination to work in Australia, then, process your 457 work visa with the help of National Visas.

National Visas, Australia’s world-class leader immigration and visa expert, can make your visa application much simpler and hassle-free as they have a wide range of affordable and personalized services that is tailored to suit every individual’s visa needs and situations.

With National Visas services, you will have at your disposal, a team of Australia’s best registered migration agents providing you concrete, insightful and easy to understand advices and employing the most appropriate and on target approach in processing your visa application, ensuring the maximum chance of getting your 457 skilled visas successfully approved.

So what are you waiting for, avail now of one of National Visas services and process your visa with their assistance if you want your 457 visa application to have a greater chance of success to be granted.

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