Australia, 8th July: Do you want to offer sponsorship to a skilled foreigner for coming to Australia on a 457 Australia Visa?
If yes, then we will here outline the detailed information pertaining to Australia 457 visa for sponsoring skilled foreigners.
Here we go.
Australia 457 visas—Australia 457 visas allow foreigners having skills to come and work in Australia for a temporary period of time. Australia 457 visas are one of the most popular visas used by firms to hire foreigners in case requisite local people with required skills are not found.
<blockquote> Australia 457 visas are meant for hiring skilled foreign workers to work in Australia for a certain fixed period of time by businesses. </blockquote>
Australia 457 visa is considered to be a temporary residence visa enabling businesses to offer sponsorship to foreign workers to come and take up employment in Australia for a maximum period of up to four years.
The holder of Australia 457 visa can work in Australia only for the business offering sponsorship to the concerned Australia 457 visa holder. However, he or she must have been approved for the occupation by Australia immigration department DIBP(Department of Immigration and Border Protection).
Can any overseas firm use Australia 457 visas for sending directors/key people to Australia?—Well, this is an interesting question. Any overseas firm not operating and established in Australia may use Australia 457 visas for sending its key personnel to Australia in the following conditions—
- Any overseas firm can use 457 visas to establishment or helping in establishment of an Australia business operation; or
- For fulfilling contractual obligations to any client like service level agreements for subcontractors or contractors.
Meanwhile, it needs to be worth notable that electronic lodging of all Australia 457 visas is required(on behalf of Australian business or foreign business).
Getting an Australia 457 visa—
Three steps are needed for getting a 457 Australia visa. These are approval of SBS(Standard Business Sponsorship) for employing firm. Next is approval of nomination of the position. Third is approval of the applicant’s visa as well as any family members accompanying the applicant.
Conditions for Australia 457 visa applicants—All applicants for Australia 457 visas need to prove their English language proficiency(Vocational English score of at least 5 or more in IELTS test). But there are some exceptions to this rule.
If the applicant has finished not less than five consecutive years full time study in secondary or higher education institute with language of instruction being English.
Another exception is the annual earnings for the selected applicant happen to be more than $96,400.