Being on a 457 for two years is one way of being eligible for an 856 PR Employer Sponsored visa but if you have the appropriate qualifications as I'd expect you would for a dentist and three years experience if the employer is eligible and willing to sponsor they can sponsor you any time.I have a job as a dentist, rural sponsorship. If I stay with the same employer (South Australian Dental service); is there any way around the 2 year waiting period before i can apply for a permanent class visa (eg857)?
Good luck with that and as you're prepared to be working in a regionally classified area though SA is in total, there also being a shortfall of dental services and the Australian government having not long raised retirement age, I hope it goes well for you.Thank you for prompt and informative reply. My employer has agreed to sponsor me for the PR visa asap so that should be OK. I will probably go for the 857 as I am over 60 and will need all the help I can get to around the age problem.