Australia Subclass 457 Visa


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Subclass 457 visa is a work permit for overseas professionals. The subclass 457 visa is designed for overseas skilled professionals who have are sponsored and nominated to work in Australia for a temporary period.

A business/community or government agency can sponsor a skilled worker if only they are unable to find an appropriately skilled Australian citizen or permanent resident to fill the vacant position listed in the Consolidated Sponsored Occupations list.

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Stages of a Subclass 457 Visa

The three main stages to recruit a skilled professional under the subclass 457 visa program are:

  • Employer applies to be a sponsor for the applicant
  • Employer nominates a suitable position
  • Employee applies for visa

The applications/forms for each of these 3 stages can be submitted at the same time.

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Visa Eligibility

  • You must be sponsored by an employer to fill a nominated skilled position
  • You must have skills, qualifications, experience and an employment that matches the requirement for the position
  • You have to demonstrate your English language ability
  • You should be eligible for any relevant license or registration required for the nominated position
  • A health insurance is mandatory

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Required Documents

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

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Visa Features

Visa holder can

  • Work and stay in Australia for up to 4 years
  • Family can accompany you
  • No restriction on travel duration and time from in or out of Australia

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Special Notes

  1. The overseas skilled worker is the primary sponsored person or the main applicant.
  2. Dependents who apply with the primary sponsored person are known as secondary sponsored persons.

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Process Flow Chart

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Visa Fee & Processing Time

Visa application Charge for Main Applicant: $1060

Additional Applicant Charge 18 and over: $1060

Additional Applicant Charge under 18: $265

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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Opulentus Fees, Costs & Refund Policy

Opulentus offers best services and has very competitive and affordable service fees. Our state-of-the-art Processing Centre processes over 5000 active cases from across the world at any given time. Opulentus offers best service in documentation and our processes are standard & process consultants are the best in the world.

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.

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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.

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Post Landing Services

  • Relocation assistance
  • Details on local Indian communities
  • Guidance on local transports and other settlement related advices

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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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