Temporary Business Long Stay, subclass 457 visa

Subclass 457 visa Temporary Business

The Temporary Business (Long Stay) (subclass 457) visa is the most commonly used Visa that allows overseas skilled workers to be sponsored by employers to fill positions of need in Australia, on a temporary basis, for a period of between three months and four years.

457 Visa for working up to 4 Years in Australia, posts

Applicants on this Visa can bring eligible secondary applicants with them, and these secondary applicants are also allowed to work and study.

It has various conditions imposed on it, and some people have confused these conditions with other temporary visa classes.


  • Step 1 – The employer must complete an application to become a sponsor.
  • Step 2 – The employer must nominate the position to be filled.
  • Step 3 – The employee must apply for a visa to be allowed to work in Australia.