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Skilled independent visa

Subclass 189

The subclass 457 visa is the main visa available for skilled migrants who wish to work in Australia. Prospective visa holders must have their application sponsored by an employer, and can only work in certain roles as nominated by the Australian government. The employer must be registered as an approved business sponsor before they can nominate a role to be filled and before the prospective employee can apply for this type of visa. Successful applicants can work in Australia for 2 years, or up to 4 years for some occupations. While sponsored by their employer they can only work in the nominated occupation and can only work for that sponsoring employer.
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