As a 457 visa holder, if you are looking to change your employer and have your new employer take over the sponsorship for your visa, you need to firstly ensure that your prospective employer is eligible to sponsor you for a 457 visa. This generally means that they need to hold Standard Business Sponsorship and that this sponsorship is valid (or that they are eligible and willing to apply for this).

 

When you can start working with your new sponsor

 

Your prospective employer will need to lodge a 457 nomination application and have this approved before you can start employment with them. You can’t start working for your prospective employer before the 457 nomination is approved.

 

The Department’s normal processing time for a 457 nomination application is around 2-4 weeks.

 

Serving our your notice period

 

Under condition 8107 which applies to primary 457 visa holders, you can only work for your sponsoring employer and in your approved role. The exception to this is when you’re changing your employer and 457 visa sponsor. Even after the 457 nomination application for your new employer has been approved and your sponsorship has changed to this new employer, you can continue to work for your former employer and sponsor to ‘fulfil a requirement to give notice of termination of employment’.

 

Basically, you’re allowed to fulfil the terms of your employment contract.

 

As the 457 visa holder, do I need to do anything for the 457 nomination application?

 

Generally speaking, the nomination application relates to the role that you will be performing. Your employer needs to demonstrate that the role is consistent with an occupation that is on the list of eligible occupations, and that there is a genuine need for your role.

 

Your employer may ask you for the following documents for the 457 nomination application:

 

  • Passport
  • Qualifications
  • Evidence of English language ability
  • Work references
  • Payslips demonstrating your paid work experience

 


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Skj

I found new employer and they submitted the visa transfer on 11 oct 2018. As per current trend what is the average time immigration team will review/approve the transfer? Also the sponsorship will change the expiry date of VISA ?

imran hameed

for instant if i have worked with my first employer for 1 year then change my employer do i need to start from beging again like
as i know if you have completed 2 years with your employer you are eligible for p.r, after changing employer i needed to do it again 2 year?
thanks

mike

Hi Peng,
I am holding visa 457, I would like to change my sponsor.
If the new sponsor submitted a new TSS nomination for me, then 1-2 weeks later I dropped it because I have a another better offer, does that move affect my visa at all?

best regards,

Natascha

Hi, My 457 short term visa was granted a few weeks ago, but I am not happy with my employer. I have found another company but what do they need to do for my sponsor to be transferred ? What are the cost for them and myself to transfer the sponsorship over ? They havnt sponsored before ? Also what notice do I need to give my current employer ? Can I wait untill the new employer sponsorship and nomination has been granted before I give my notice to my current employer ?

Benoit Esselin

Hi Peng,
I’m currently on visa 457 (approved 5th of August 2016 for 4 years). I have an offer from another company, I wanted to know how does it work the transfer?
Basically I wanted to know if you can lodge a nomination with your new employer even if you still working for your actual employer. Also how long does it take for the nomination to get approved. And my last question is regarding my fiancé who is on my visa as a partner de facto, would she be affect by transfer to my new employer.

Darren

Hi Peng I am currently changing employer as my current employer under paid on the market rate salary for 2 years can I reclaim any of the under payments