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Employer Sponsored Visas − Visa Requirements − 457 Visa

The requirements for the 457 Visa have three stages:

Stage 1: Employer Sponsorship Application
Stage 2: Position Nomination
Stage 3: Visa Application


Stage 1 - Employer Sponsorship Requirements

The employer needs to show the following:

  • Company is lawfully and actively operating;
  • Company has a sound business record (excluding start up businesses) and abides by immigration laws; and
  • Company has and will continue to train staff.


Stage 2 - Position Nomination Requirements

The employer needs to show the following:

  • Company is an approved Employer Sponsor;
  • The skills and experience required to fill the position;
  • The position is to be paid at the market salary rate; and
  • The position (occupation) is on the appropriate government list.


Stage 3 - Visa Application Requirements

The employer needs to show the following:

  • Company has an approved and current Employer Sponsorship; and
  • Company has the nominated position approved.

The employee needs to show the following:

  • Employee has the required skills for the position.