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  1. Hello ppl... Peace... I am currently on a 457 and in AUstralia since July 2010. I am currently in process of changing my Employer. THe New Employer has already filed for my new 457... which will get done very soon.. Just wanted to knw... Does changing my Employer result in restricting me from not applying for Permanant Residency under any of the subclass : Skilled – Independent (Migrant) Visa (Subclass 175) ... or any other subclass.. Does the requirement for applying for PR state that I have to be working with my current employer for atleast 12 Months..?? Can i not apply for Skill assessment ??
  2. I’m trying to get to the bottom of changing employers when employed on a 457 visa. It seems as of Sept 2009 it is possible to do this: From the horse’s mouth: Temporary Business (Long Stay) - Standard Business Sponsorship (Subclass 457) link to DIAC site - has the txt below Applying for a new visa or changing employer If you have an employee who wants to apply for a new visa (where their current visa is about to expire), the employee must lodge a new visa application. From 14 September 2009, 457 visa holders who wish to change employer or position (within the validity of their current visa) will not be required to apply for a new Subclass 457 visa. I think that means that a new employer would need to do both the first two bits of the 457 application i.e. Step 1 - Employer Applies to be a Sponsor The employer must complete an application to become a sponsor. Step 2 - Employer Nominates a Position The employer must nominate the position to be filled. Step 3 - Employee Applies for a Visa The employee must apply for a visa to be allowed to work in Australia. 457 charges Employer Sponsored Temporary Visa Charges link to DIAC site Charge Type Charge Amount Visa Application Charge $265 Nomination Charge $70 Sponsorship Charge $350 So it would cost the new employer $420 Does this look about right, has anyone done this recently and have anything to add or correct? Or does the employer only need to carry out Step 2 and nominate a position? I’m assuming Step 2 cannot be done without Step 1 having also been done? Many thanks, Rob