Australia Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (Subclass 457) via Registered Migration Agent

Australia Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (Subclass 457) via Registered Migration Agent

Allows employer to sponsor skilled worker in a nominated occupation
Skilled worker can work for upto 4 years


This visa lets a skilled worker travel to Australia to work in their nominated occupation for their approved sponsor (employer) for up to four years. Before an employee can apply for a Subclass 457 visa, he /she should have an employer who is a standard business sponsor and also have applied for a nomination with DIBP for the sponsoring applicant.

Employers who already known eligible sponsor (standard business sponsor) can file for the nomination for the employee and once the nomination is approved the applicant will have to lodge the visa application within 6 months.

Employers, who are not eligible sponsors, should apply to become one first and then file for employee nominations. Sponsorship and Nomination applications can also be made simultaneously.

There are many obligations for an employer to become a business sponsor and to nominate an employee. Employer is required to meet the requirements set by the department of immigration for an eligible sponsor based on the business tenure, critical requirement of positions, training benchmarks, if they have checked that there are no Australian citizens /PR holders available to occupy these positions, the salary being offered to the nominating employee and many other requirements.

Program Benefits

The following are the benefits of this visa:

  • Applicant(Nominated Employee) is allowed to work in Australia for up to four years.
  • Can bring your family to work or study in Australia.
  • Travel in and out of Australia as often as you want.
  • If have to change the employment, the applicant may not require to apply for a new visa(unless expired) however the new employer is required to file a new nomination which has to be updated to the department.


  • Have been sponsored by an approved standard business sponsor.
  • Nominated under a skilled occupation that has been approved by the Australian Government.
  • Have the required skills to fill a position nominated by an approved standard business sponsor.
  • English requirements, Registration /License(if applicable).
  • Eligible to work only in the nominated occupation.
  • Satisfy health, character and other skills requirements.
  • Have adequate health insurance unless you are covered by Medicare.
  • Can include your partner, dependent children and family members.

Application Costs

  • Eligible sponsor (Standard business sponsor) application fee (for employer): AUD420
  • Nomination application fee (for employer): AUD330
  • Visa Application fee for Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) is AUD1060 for main applicant, AUD1060 for any additional applicant above 18 years and AUD265 for any additional applicant below 18

Keywest Process
Keywest Process Includes:

Professional guidance and advice provided in preparing petition for Employer Eligible sponsor application, Employer nomination application & Applicant visa application.

  1. Document checklist.
  2. Complete Application Processing.
  3. Forms, Documentation & application Filing.
  4. Updates & Follow up with the relevant departments if required, till the decision is received.

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