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Old 09-15-2016, 10:07 AM
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457 transfer of sponsor

Hi all,

If I were to transfer my sponsor, do I have to work for my current sponsor for a certain amount of time before transferring?

If I found a new company who is willing to sponsor me and they are already an approved business sponsor, what is the process and the timeframes?


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Old 09-16-2016, 03:18 AM
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You need to provide whatever notice is required by your current employer in your contract. I don't think there is any minimum requirement to work for them that has an impact on visas.

You then have 90 days once you finish to find a new employer. The company should have a migration agent who will be in touch with you for documents (same as before for the original 457) to do the transfer. It should be straight forward for them as long as you are doing the same type of skilled job with the new employer. Once lodged processing time is 2-4 weeks.

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Old 09-18-2016, 09:32 PM
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Thanks. Also if my new sponsor were to extend my sponsorship to my partner, can the transfer and the adding a dependent be done at the same time?

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Old 09-19-2016, 12:11 AM
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Can you please educate me in regarding spouse?
If I am already on 457 visa, does my employer need to sponsor my wife? Or I just apply for my wife to immigration department?

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Old 09-24-2016, 08:07 AM
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Your employer needs to sponsor your wife on your 457 visa, she would be a secondary applicant.

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Old 09-24-2016, 09:34 PM
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Your employer needs to extend the nomination to include your wife. They can either include her in the original application, or if you add her later as a dependent they can provide you a letter confirming they agree to include her in their nomination.

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