Employer Sponsored Workers (e457) Online Applications
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Before you continue you should read all the information about Employee Sponsored Workers.
See: Employer Sponsored Workers
Information about what happens to each application after lodgement is available.
See: Electronic lodgement – What happens to my online application? (260KB PDF file)
Online applications can be made using a computer with an Internet connection.
To apply online your browser must support 128 bit encryption. You can check your browser if you experience problems connecting to these services.
See: Online Services – Browser Requirements
You are encouraged to complete your application with as much information as possible at time of lodgement. Applications with missing information may take longer to finalise.
Important: When completing the online application you must avoid copying and pasting bullet points, numbering, accents etc from formatted documents into the free text fields. Only use numbers 0 – 9 and letters A – Z (upper and lower case), dashes '-' and underscores '_'.
|Employer sponsorship application||For lawfully operating Australian businesses to sponsor temporary overseas employees.||Start an Employer Sponsorship Application|
|Employer nomination application||For lawfully operating Australian businesses to nominate positions. Details of the vacant position and the skills and experience required by the employee who will fill the position are provided at this stage.||Start an Employer Nomination Application|
|Visa application||For people applying to be sponsored by an Australian business.||Start a Visa Application|
|Application for a secondary visa applicant||For family members of a 457 visa holder.||Start Secondary Visa Application|
|e457 sponsorship, nomination or visa application for employee or secondary applicants||
You may continue a saved online e457 sponsorship, nomination or visa application.
Note: You will need to use your Saved Application ID and password.
|Continue a Saved Application|
|Lodge and pay for one or more applications||Allows you to lodge and pay for multiple applications created in the same session.||Lodge and Pay|
To complete an application you may be required to fill in Health Forms and attach supporting documentation.
Download Health Forms (if required)
Download Dependent Authorisation Form 1229 ( 93KB PDF file)
Attaching Documents to a 457 Visa Application
Attaching Documents to a Sponsorship or Nomination Application
|Sponsorship or nomination||You will need to use your Transaction Reference Number (TRN) and your Australian Business Number (ABN).||Check the Progress of your Sponsorship or Nomination Application|
|e457 visa application||You will need to use your Transaction Reference Number (TRN).||Check the Progress of your Visa Application|
|Singapore or German citizen applicants||Singapore and German citizens may experience problems checking on the progress of their application through the department's query application status facility.|
If you are experiencing difficulty within the application, most fields have help that can be accessed by clicking on the symbol.
Before you ask for additional help about this visa, you should read all the available web content and the visa information form.
See: Employer Sponsored Workers FAQ
If the help within the application does not meet your needs, please contact the Centre of Excellence in Australia, where your application is being processed.
Note: There is a geographic split with the processing responsibility for these centres of excellence, where your application is being processed will depend on the head office location of the lawfully operating business in Australia.
|Processing centre of excellence||Location of Sponsoring Head Office||See|
|Brisbane||Queensland and Northern Territory||Brisbane Centre of Excellence|
|Sydney – Sydney CBD office||New South Wales, South Australia and Australian Capital Territory||Sydney Centre of Excellence|
|Sydney – Parramatta office||New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory||Sydney Centre of Excellence|
|Melbourne CBD office||Tasmania and Victoria||Melbourne Centre of Excellence|
|Perth||Western Australia||Perth Centre of Excellence|