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Changing employers on a 457 visa

Can someone clarify the process for changing employers i have found that its not very clear on the immigration website.

From my understanding if the company looking to take over your visa is already an approved sponsor then all they have to do is nominate the position with myself as the person they want to fill the position, once the position falls under a job title in the SOL for employer sponsorship. Then all they have to do is pay the fee for the nomination which is around $70. Is this correct???

Then if they arent an approved sponsor they would have to apply for that 1st before nominating a position? and incure the fee for that also?

Again any help would be greatly appreciated. I have found a lot of employers and agencies are unsure of this process brought in last sept.

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Pretty much as you say there Claire as referenced to on Temporary Business (Long Stay) - Standard Business Sponsorship (Subclass 457)
I think you may also find that the new employer position nominated also matches to what your visa was approved for, there being a reference to within validity of the employee visa.
If it is for a different position, different ENSOL classification I'd expect you would be up for applying for a new visa.





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Looks like thats not the case I have just found this:

"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."


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That's what I've said.
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or position (within the validity of their current visa)
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new employer position nominated also matches to what your visa was approved for, there being a reference to within validity of the employee visa.
If it is for a different position, different ENSOL classification I'd expect you would be up for applying for a new visa.




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thats why im so confused because it doesnt really specify that. But I did just have a "ding" lightbulb moment there. I know what you mean now.

thanks for your help Wanderer sorry if im being a pain


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Looks like thats not the case I have just found this:

"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."

You are correct. You do not have to nominate the same occupation as your current 457 visa.

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Pretty much as you say there Claire as referenced to on Temporary Business (Long Stay) - Standard Business Sponsorship (Subclass 457)
I think you may also find that the new employer position nominated also matches to what your visa was approved for, there being a reference to within validity of the employee visa.
If it is for a different position, different ENSOL classification I'd expect you would be up for applying for a new visa.
This is not the case. You do not have to apply for a new visa even if the position is different.

Also note that ENSOL is not relevant to the 457 program.

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Also note that ENSOL is not relevant to the 457 program.
Why would this not be relevant? from my understanding to nominate a position for a 457 visa you must include an occupation title from the ENSOL. isnt it on the application?

so confusing thanks for your response


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Why would this not be relevant? from my understanding to nominate a position for a 457 visa you must include an occupation title from the ENSOL. isnt it on the application?

so confusing thanks for your response

ENSOL is the list of occupations to nominate for the Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 121/856) which is for Permanent Residency.

There is a different list for occupations you can nominate under the 457 program.

Although many occupations appear on both these lists they are not the same and do not contain all of the same occupations.

It is confusing and unfortunately Australian Immigration is becoming much more complex. Currently there are so many different lists of occupations which apply to different visas, that it can be difficult to keep up.

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Thank you so much. Do you know where i can find the list for 457?

also I noticed that your a migration agent, if its not to much of your time i have another thread detailing my situation could you possibly give me some advice on that? its called what are our chances.

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Claire


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