Australia Sponsorship Visa

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The Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) 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. Applicants must meet specific criteria for the visa part of the application. View a brief overview of the requirements for both parties.

Your Sponsoring Company Must 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 and 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! Visa First 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. Feel free to fill in our free assessment form and we will contact you if you are eligible to apply.

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Trust the legitimate company with more than 10 years of processing Australian visas! Registered with the Migration Agents Registration Authority under number 1001083, Visa First will process your application according to the code of conduct set by the authority. We will apply for your visa only if we are sure your application meets the criteria!

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Ryan Crawford

To all at Visa First, I would just like to extend my gratitude for all your help throughout the Application process. Every one of you were available at all times when i had any questions and were more than happy to help for which I am grateful. I would recommend Visa First to anyone applying for a Visa. Sincere thank you and best wishes to you all. Ryan Crawford


Hi, And thank you very much for helping me, my family and especially my daughter Caroline. I’ll send her her VISA number to bring with her into Australia. I’m sure that she’ll have a fantastic time in your fabulous country. I can only hope that our officials will be as helpful to you if you’re ever planning to come here, as you’ve been to us. Kindly yours (Med vänlig hälsning)

Louis Todd

Hey Rita, First of all thank you so much for all your hard work and effort in getting my visa for me. You have been very helpful and answered all my questions and queries that I had. My fiancé and I are very happy and excited about getting back to Australia so thank you so much! Thank you so much again Rita.

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