Sep 17, 2013

Working in Australia with 457 Visa

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Australia is one of the most preferred country with appeasing natural wonders. It allures the highly skilled young people to start a new life in a foreign country. The economy Australia is highly stable and strong and encourages the immigration of skilled migrants across the globe. The skilled migrants dream of working in Australia will be assessed on Points Based System with points awarded for total experience in work, competence and proficiency in English language.

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The Work Permit Visa for Australia or the 457 visa can help you to pursue your work up to four years. You can bring your family with you (they get the liberty to work and study) and you can travel in and out of Australia as often as you like. The employer or the sponsor must apply to be a sponsor to recruit overseas workers; nominate the positions they want to fill; recruit the overseas workers to fill the nominated positions; and act as a sponsor for employees applying for a visa. You as the employee accept the offer of employment from the employer; apply for the visa; and meet all the conditions of your visa. The Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) allows skilled workers to come to Australia and work for an approved business. The applicant must be sponsored by an approved business. An approved business can sponsor someone for this visa if they cannot find an Australian citizen or permanent resident who can do the skilled work.

When you apply for Work Permit Visa or a 457 visa, your application must follow that of your sponsoring employer. For being eligible for a 457 visa, you must meet the following criteria: You must be sponsored by an employer to fill a nominated position. You must work in a skilled occupation that’s been approved by the Australian Government on the Consolidated sponsored occupations list. You must have skills; educational qualifications, total work experience and an employment background that you posses, which match those required for the position. You must have English language skills equivalent to a test score of at least 5 across the four test components in an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test. Sometimes you need to exhibit the skills for getting through the formal test. You must be eligible for any relevant licenses or registration required for the nominated position. You must demonstrate that you are to be paid at least the minimum salary level that applies at the time a decision is made on your visa.

You have the liberty to apply for the 457 visa even if you are outside Australia, until and unless the last visa you held is on the pre qualifying list. You must meet all health requirements as set out by Information Form 1163i. You must meet all character requirements. If you are in Australia at the time of application, there should not be any kind of steep restrictions or limitations placed on your current visa that you are holding. You age must be above 18. You must have health insurance. You must pay all relevant non-refundable application fees. Thus, by satisfying all the points you are eligible to get a Work Permit Visa for Australia.