Visafirst arranges over 80,000 work and travel visas and additional migration services for individuals and corporates to over 100 countries every year. We are not affiliated with any Government but we do use registered migration agents in the provision of our immigration services. Our service and fee covers the review and assessment of your documents and preparing your application for lodgement to the immigration authorities. You can also apply for your visa via the Government website at a lower cost should you decide to apply directly.

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Australian Sponsorship Visa Information

 

The 457 visa is currently the most common pathway of business sponsorship for overseas workers. 457 visa applicants must have an employer willing to sponsor them as part of the visa application process. Employers must meet specific Sponsorship and Nomination criteria before the prospective employee can apply for a 457 visa. Applicants must meet specific criteria for the Visa part of the application.

The sponsoring company can be:

  • Australian business that has been operating for more than 12 months;
  • Australian start-up business, registered less than 12 months ago;
  • Overseas business, looking to set up a branch in Australia;

The visa lasts for up to 4 years for established business operating for more than 12 months and up to a year for start up companies that are newly registered. The current processing time is from 5 working days for approved sponsors an up to 2 months for new sponsors.

Dependent family members can be included on your visa. They will be allowed to work or study during the validity of your visa.

Contact our sponsorship visa team today. Visafirst.com guarantees you the lowest fees on your visa application and professional service guarantee. Our specialists will advise you which sponsorship option will suit you best. We will be able to help you arrange all stages of your application.

To see if you qualify complete our free eligibility assessment form and one of our visa specialists will contact you shortly.







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