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457 visa and Working Holiday Visa Australia

By Francis Subscribe to RSS | February 10th 2012 | Views:

The 457 visa is the common working visa that is designed to let employers in Australia sponsor overseas workers to work on a temporary basis. The employee must have skills, qualifications and relevant work experience to fill the position. The 457 visa is valid for 3 month to 4 years and you can bring any eligible secondary applicant with you who can work or study in Australia. You can apply for permanent residency after a set period and pass the point test to be legible for residency.

There are a number of obligations that you must meet to receive approval to work in Australia under 457 visa which includes:

You must accept an offer for a position in Australia that has approval to be filled by a sponsored employee.

Purchase a health insurance that covers you and any dependant with you. The insurance must meet the Australian government requirements.

Demonstrate English language proficiency

Have a police certificate

Have skills and experience for the nominated job.

The employer must be an approved sponsor and specify the occupation to be filled and ensure the pay for the position exceeds the minimum rates set by the Australian government. You can change employers provided the new employer is already approved as a sponsor. The new sponsor must agree to meet sponsorship obligations for you and any family members.

Working holiday visa Australia provides a great opportunity for young people aged 18 and 30 to travel around Australia, while working to help fund the travel cost. The visa is valid for 12 month and 23 month if you are from United Kingdom. You can only work for an individual employer for a maximum of 6 months and you can study for 4 months. you can also extend your working holiday visa Australia for up to another 12 months by completing 3 months specified work in a regional Australia while on your first working holiday visa.

You can enter and leave Australia as often as you like however; any time you spend outside Australia cannot be claimed back against the 12 month validity of your visa. You are free to take any job you find. To be eligible for working holiday visa you must have a valid passport for at least 1 year from the date you plan to enter Australia. You also need to show that you have enough money to support yourself. You must have no dependant children and meet certain health and character requirements. You must make all applications from outside Australia and the application process usually takes around 48 hours but in some situations it can take longer.

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