Employer sponsorship-a new shortcut for graduate immigration

On October 10, the NSW government suddenly suspended consideration of state guarantee applications for popular occupations such as accounting and IT. This is a thunderbolt for local graduates who are only short of 4 points. For this reason, I specially introduce you to the other aspects of graduate immigration. A shortcut:457 work visa or 186/187 employer nominated immigrants.Since the employment rate of 457 visa applicants after successfully staying in Australia is as high as 90%, while the employment rate of independent skilled immigrants after staying in Australia is only about 60%, the Immigration Department has been working hard to improve the 457 work visa application and processing, and increase their The share in the immigration quota.

At the recent International News Agency luncheon, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison expressed his appreciation for the latest 457 visa amendment proposal. Allegedly, the 22 amendments in the proposal are very "pertinent and prudent." The 457 proposals for the 22 visa in this proposal cover a wide range, covering most of the concerns of applicants and employers. Among them, the proposals that are particularly worth talking about include amendments to the occupation list, minimum wage requirements, training requirements, language requirements, job authenticity issues, and the validity period of guarantee qualifications.

457 visa frequently asked questions

The recent answers to the topic of local graduates applying for 457, 186/187 visas are as follows:

1. Does 457 visa need to be scored?
Answer: The 457 work visa is not the same as the permanent residence visa for skilled immigrants. It is an employer sponsored visa, and it is not a visa that requires scoring. Not only does the 457 visa do not require scoring, but the employer-sponsored permanent visas 186 and 187 are visas that do not require scoring.
2. Who can apply for a 457 work visa?
Answer: This is also a problem we often encounter. Simply put, applicants need to meet two conditions:
– A qualified employer in Australia is willing to sponsor
– The nominated occupation is on the CSOL occupation list
3. I have applied for a 485 visa and now I am holding a bridging visa A. Can I apply for a 457 visa in China?
Answer: The Immigration Bureau generally requires applicants applying for 457 in China to have a substantive visa. The bridging visa A is not a substantive visa. If you apply for a 457 visa with a bridging visa A, the immigration bureau will generally ask for an explanation. In order to avoid explanation, we recommend that applicants leave the country to apply and come back. Or you can wait for the guarantee qualification and nomination application to be approved before leaving the country.
4. I applied for a tourist visa after graduation and now I have found an employer. Can I apply for a 457 visa?
Answer: As long as there is no 8503 (no further stay) clause on the tourist visa of the applicant, and a qualified employer is willing to sponsor, the applicant can apply for a 457 visa in China.
5. Can you briefly talk about the steps to apply for a 457 visa? I heard it takes three steps?
Answer: Yes, it takes three steps to apply for a 457 visa.
The first step: the employer needs to apply to the Immigration Department for sponsorship qualification, the fee is now Australian dollars $420.00
Step 330.00: The employer applies for job nomination to the Immigration Bureau. The fee is now AUD $XNUMX
Step 1035.00: The applicant submits a visa application to the Immigration Department. The fee is now Australian dollars $XNUMX
So when applying for a 457 visa, the total visa fee is now AUD $1785. This price may be adjusted upwards on July 7st each year.
6. What is the current approval speed of 457 work visa? Why did I hear that 457 applications are very slow?
Answer: Generally speaking, the 457 application is actually very fast now. If the conditions are met, you can basically apply in about 4 weeks. It depends on the nominated occupation and the assigned visa officer.
7. Can I work for other employers after obtaining a 457 work visa?
Answer: No, unless the applicant and the Immigration Bureau successfully apply to transfer employers, then the applicant can work for the new employer.
8. Can I study after obtaining a 457 work visa?
Answer: After obtaining a 457 work visa, it means that you have to work full-time for your employer. In other words, you cannot study full-time, but if you have enough time, you can go to school in your spare time.
9. I heard that I can do business on my own, and then I promise to do 457, is that right?
Answer: It is possible to do so. Applicants can establish a new company to guarantee themselves. However, it is worth noting that the Immigration Bureau grants the new company a guarantee qualification for only one year, and the application process is relatively difficult.
10. Is it necessary to apply for a 457 work visa before applying for an employer-sponsored permanent residence visa?
Answer: No. If the applicant finds an employer in a remote area, as long as the employer meets the nomination qualifications and the applicant's major is related to the nominated position, the applicant can also directly apply for an RSMS permanent residence visa sponsored by the employer. Under normal circumstances, many employers are unwilling to directly guarantee permanent residence for the applicant without knowing their work. Many employers will first apply for a 457 visa for their employees, and then decide whether to guarantee permanent residence visa for them after a period of inspection. If the applicant is in a big city, IELTS has all 6s, the nominated occupation is in CSOL, and has technical assessment and three years of work experience, and hopes to apply for permanent residence directly.
11. Is IELTS required to apply for 457?
Answer: The answer to this question is not necessarily. The current IELTS requirement for general occupations is 4 5 points. However, IELTS scores can be applied for exemption. For example, if the annual salary is over 9.64, applicants may not need to provide IELTS scores.
12. What kind of employer can guarantee a work visa? Is there a requirement for turnover?
Answer: The Immigration Bureau does not have clear requirements on the employer’s turnover. However, because the 457 visa application will involve minimum work standards, it is recommended that the sponsored employer’s financial statements must have sufficient profits to pay the 457 employees’ wages, or even though they have losses But the company's salary expenditure is relatively large.
13. My student visa will expire in one month, and an employer is willing to guarantee it, but this company has never guaranteed a 457. Is it too late to start preparing now? Can I stay in China and apply?
Answer: It will not be too late to prepare now. As long as the materials are sufficient, the three steps of applying for company guarantee qualification, nomination application and visa application can all be submitted together. As long as the 457 application is submitted before the valid visa expires, the applicant can obtain a bridging visa A and stay in Australia to wait for the 457 visa approval.
14. Is there an age requirement for applying for a 457 work visa?
Answer: Unlike the skilled immigrant application, there is no age requirement for applying for a 457 visa; however, it should be noted that there are age requirements when applying for an employer sponsored permanent residence visa.
15. Can I bring my family with my 457 work visa? Are there any preferential policies for bringing family members?
Answer: 457 work visa holders can bring their family members, and if there are school-age children, they will enjoy the treatment of locals in Australia's primary and secondary schools and TAFE. That is to say, the tuition fee is much cheaper than overseas students. For example, for a TAFE course, overseas students have to pay about 1 tuition per year, while local students only need to pay about 1/10.
16. What visa will the spouse of a 457 visa holder get? Are there any restrictions?
Answer: The spouse of a 457 visa holder will also get a 457 visa. As the spouse of the main applicant, he/she can work full-time, and there is no stipulation as to why the employer should work, which shows that the degree of freedom is very high.
17. What is the salary of the 457 work visa?
Answer: According to the requirements of the Immigration Bureau, the salary of 457 holders must be equal to the basic salary of the industry. The most basic salary of 457 is now a basic salary of $53,990, plus 9.5% of pension insurance. Based on 38 hours of work per week. However, it should be noted that the basic salary of some industries is not only this amount, it also requires specific case-by-case analysis.
18. Is the salary of 457 fixed?
Answer: Based on past experience, the Immigration Bureau basically raises the minimum wage of 457 every year, and employers are also obliged to increase the wage level of 457 employees in accordance with the minimum wage standard of the Immigration Bureau. However, in the next two years, the government should not The wage standard will be raised.
19. Can an Australian employment agency help guarantee a 457 work visa?
Answer: Under normal circumstances, employment agencies are only responsible for job introduction, interview training, etc. It does not rule out that some professional organizations may require employers to provide guarantees and nomination opportunities.