Australia Subclass 457 Visa

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A work permit for international professionals is the Subclass 457 Visa. Designed for Skilled Professionals from abroad who are nominated and sponsored to work in Australia for a specific period of time is the Subclass 457 Visa.

A government agency, community or business can sponsor a skilled professional only in case they are unable to find a Permanent Resident or Australian Citizen who is appropriately skilled to fill the empty position specified in the CSOL (Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List).


Stages of a Subclass 457 Visa

To recruit a skilled worker there are 3 main stages under the Subclass 457 Visa program which are:

  • Employer needs to apply as the applicant’s sponsor
  • Employer needs to nominate a suitable position
  • Employee needs to apply for visa

The forms/applications for all of these 3 stages may be submitted at a time.


Eligibility Required

  • You must have qualifications, skills, employment and experience that match the position’s requirement
  • Your employer must sponsor you to fill the position of a nominated skilled occupation
  • A health insurance is necessary
  • You must be eligible for any relevant registration or license necessary for the nominated position
  • You have to exhibit your English language ability


Required Documents

  • Documents about your skills and occupation
  • Forms
  • Documents about health and character
  • Documents to prove identity


Visa Features

A holder of Australia Subclass 457 Visa can

  • Travel without any restriction on time and duration from in or out of Australia
  • Family can be accompanied by the applicant
  • Live and Work in Australia for up to 4 years


Special Notes

  1. Dependents applying with the primary sponsored applicant are known as secondary sponsored applicants.
  2. The international skilled professional is the main applicant or the primary sponsored applicant.


Process Flow Chart



Visa Fee & Processing Time

Visa application Charge for Main Applicant: $1035

Additional Applicant Charge 18 and over: $1035

Additional Applicant Charge under 18: $260

Subsequent Temporary Application Charge: $700

Visa processing time is 1 month to 3 months. (Depends on the embassy)

Disclaimer: Australian Embassy can change visa fee without prior notice. Confirm the visa fee before submitting the application.


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Our service charges are standard across all our offices. We guarantee that other than company offers & promotions, you will not be quoted or asked to pay a higher price. Prices are determined by the company & are fixed for all clients, offices & cases. We assure you that you will be paying the best and right price – same as all our 10000+ clients around the world.


Opulentus Services

Opulentus offers advice and guidance for best possible documentation. We assist and guide you at each step till you get your visa.

  • Expert advice on complete process stage wise
  • Visa documentation*
  • Provide you the document checklist stage-wise and assisting you with the requisites and the alternatives upon receiving the signed service agreement copy
  • Provide documents samples and assist you with inputs wherever necessary
  • Corresponding with the department, on your behalf, if required
  • Post landing, traveling and settling assistance

*Documentation service differs from country to country. Please refer your Service Agreement for further details.


Post Landing Services

  • Relocation assistance (if required)
  • Details on local Indian communities
  • Guidance on local transports and other settlement related advices


Country Profile

Some of the major factors for you to choose Australia as your dream destination:

  • Working & living in Australia
  • High salary and wages
  • Studying in Australia
  • Receiving healthcare benefits through Medicare etc
  • Access to certain social security payments
  • Being eligible for Australian citizenship
  • Family can accompany you




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