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The Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) is for the skilled overseas workers, which allows them to come to Australia and work for an approved business for up to four years. This visa has three main stages :-

Standard business sponsorship – It also known as SBS. Any business new or old must have a SBS approval before nominating any overseas employee for the available position in the business.

Nomination – Once your business is an approved sponsor, now you may wish to nominate an overseas employee to fill a position required in your business. But before nominating any overseas employee a business must do an intensive labour market testing to recruit a local employee.

457 Visa application – In the final stage the applicant applies for the visa on the basis of the nomination application done by the employer. This visa could be for two to four years depending on the job contract with the employer. Applicant family (spouse and child) can be included in the application.

List of Occupation for 457 visa

Fees Details

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Product DIBP Fees (AUD)
Standard Business Sponsorship 420
Nomination 330
457 visa application See below table


457 Visa application fees table DIBP (AUD)
Applicant only 1 1,080.00
+ Spouse 1 1,080.00
+ Additional Child 1  + 270.00
+ Per applicant additional fees, if they have applied for one visa while in Australia Additional + 700 (per adult)


The above mentioned fees is only Department fees, required in the process of the stages involved in the 457 visa processing. We will provide you with the professional charges depending complexity of your case. Contact us for further details.

Training Requirements for a business.

  • Training benchmark A: A business must show a recent expenditure of at least two per cent of the total payroll expenditure in a business, to an industry training fund that operates in the same industry in which your business operates.
  • Training benchmark B: A recent expenditure of at least one per cent of the payroll in the business for the training of their employees who are Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents.


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