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Old 08-16-2010, 01:15 AM
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Cost of 457??

HI there,

Having searched the www for a while and not coming up with a definite answer, this looked like the best place to ask the question.

Basically I'm looking for the cost to move on the 457 visa. I've been in Australia since Feb this year on the 417 1 year working visa and after having several IT contract jobs I'm now into my 6th week of a 'permanent' position. The company have said they will sign on the dotted line for anything required to extend my stay so long as I'm happy to cover the cost of the visa. I can't seem to find a definite answer anywhere, the Gov website has the following
Visa Application Charge $265
Nomination Charge $70
Sponsorship Charge $350

but i've heard figures of anywhere up to $9000 from and everything in between.
I understand items such as medicals etc will push the cost up.

Hopefully someone here can help, even with a ballpark figure.

Thanks in advance.


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Old 08-17-2010, 05:57 AM
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HI there,

Having searched the www for a while and not coming up with a definite answer, this looked like the best place to ask the question.

Basically I'm looking for the cost to move on the 457 visa. I've been in Australia since Feb this year on the 417 1 year working visa and after having several IT contract jobs I'm now into my 6th week of a 'permanent' position. The company have said they will sign on the dotted line for anything required to extend my stay so long as I'm happy to cover the cost of the visa. I can't seem to find a definite answer anywhere, the Gov website has the following
Visa Application Charge $265
Nomination Charge $70
Sponsorship Charge $350

but i've heard figures of anywhere up to $9000 from and everything in between.
I understand items such as medicals etc will push the cost up.

Hopefully someone here can help, even with a ballpark figure.

Thanks in advance.
The costs you have from Immi are the direct visa fees and normally a company applies to be approved as a sponsor and for the position nomination, there being eligibility requirements they need to meet as you may have already checked on the Immi site.
It sounds like you may need to have one of their management/ownership people sit down with you for starters and using the Immi site outline the process to them and for them to get an appreciation for eligibility requirements.
Temporary Business (Long Stay) - Standard Business Sponsorship (Subclass 457)
You'll certainly have the cost for medical and character requirements and then possibly your qualifications assessment cost and that can vary depending on the occupation and who does the assessment.
A-Z Occupations List - Australian Skills Recognition Information has info
The employer would normally pay their fees and in addition to whether that is what they expect of you, the other cost they need to commit to is the minimum salary level, so you ought to establish what the position is first that they will nominate from the Nomination eligibility link and then see if you can establish the minimum salary and whether they are paying above that or willing to.
There are other employer eligibility requirements you should look at in detail and a lot of if not most employers would possibly use an agent and that is when the fees start to rise and I'm not too sure at all what an immigration agent would normally charge an employer but look up a couple and you should be able to get an indication.
Fees seem to be up around the $2000+ mark for independent visas but they could be less for an employer for a 457 and yourself if you used one as a package deal.
If you ended up paying everything including agent fees, I'd think you would be closer to $5000 than $9000 but make sure the employer is going to be eligible and onboard re the minimum salary before you committ to anything.
If they are expecting you to pay, you might want to look at if the employer and you're eligible for an Employer Sponsor PR and look at the costs for that as with not too much more expenditure and if the employer is willing you could have PR and then not be reliant on the employer maintaining your employement to keep your visa.





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Old 08-11-2013, 07:44 PM
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I am planning to move to Melbourne by this year end. Can you please help me understand what would be ideal income for decent living in Melbourne. Is $50K annual package is enough for small family, myself, wife and kid ?

My lifestyle is not very luxurious, please help.

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I would say if you are not picky about the suburbs (i.e. willing to live outside the city centre and possible in less-than-great areas) yes, you'd be okay. It would be a tight squeeze in my opinion considering you have a child. It would take not being picky about areas and budgeting well.

Please also keep in mind medical costs. Would you immediately be eligible for medical care? And your spouse and child?

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Hi Nelly,

Thanks for reply. I don't think I will be eligible for medicals, as will be moving on VISA 457. We don't have kid as of now, I was just planning for future.

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I would say if you are not picky about the suburbs (i.e. willing to live outside the city centre and possible in less-than-great areas) yes, you'd be okay. It would be a tight squeeze in my opinion considering you have a child. It would take not being picky about areas and budgeting well.

Please also keep in mind medical costs. Would you immediately be eligible for medical care? And your spouse and child?


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