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.
A 457 visa is valid for up to four (4) years and work experience gained in Australia on this visa may lead to permanent residence either through sponsorship by an eligible employer or the skilled migration program.
If you are an Australian Employer looking to sponsor an overseas worker to work in Australia, please take the 457 Employer Assessment
Employers seeking to sponsor or hire foreign workers can sign up for Australian Corporate Visa Services.