You have been working for the same employer for two years.
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457 Visa holders in Australia have a number of options when transitioning from 457 to Permanent Resident.
EMPLOYER SPONSORED TEMPORARY TRANSITION PATHWAY
457 Visa holders who have been working in Australia with the same employer for two years may be eligible to apply for Permanent Residency through the Transitional Stream.
Depending on their location, 457 visa holders will apply through either the Employer Nominated Scheme (ENS) or the Regional Employer Sponsored Scheme (RSMS).
The employer must be willing to sponsor the applicant for permanent residency under the Temporary Residence Transition stream and must lodge a valid nomination with the Department of Home Affairs. This is one of the most common pathways to permanent residency and has many benefits.
457 Visa holders who have not been in Australia for two years, or who have changed employers while working in Australia, may still be eligible to apply for Permanent Residency through the Direct Entry Stream. Applicants must have an employer willing to sponsor them for permanent residency.
457 Visa holders who do not have an Australian employer willing to sponsor them for permanent residency may be able to apply through the General Skilled Migration Program. Skilled Migration applications can be made as in independent or with a State or Territory Government Sponsor.
Your occupation must be listed on one of the Skilled Occupation Lists.
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Applicants must lodge an Expression of Interest (EOI) and receive an invitation before applying for this visa. If invited, applicants will have 60 days to submit their visa application.