Individuals and Travellers

Document Checklists Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa (Subclass 457)

This visa is now closed to new applications.

You must provide documents to prove the claims you make in your application to become a sponsor, nominate a worker or to be granted a subclass 457 visa. Your application might be decided solely on the basis of the information you provide when you lodge the application. Failure to provide all necessary documentation or to answer all questions on the application form fully and accurately might result in your application being refused. Use the relevant checklist below as a guide to what documents should be provided.

Documents could take some time to obtain. You should have them ready when you lodge the application.

To lodge a complete application you should attach scanned copies of any associated original documents through your ImmiAccount as part of the online application process. Documents not in English must be accompanied by accredited English translations.

If you are already in Australia and need to lodge your application before you have all the required documentation, you should attach an explanation to your application as to why you have been unable to obtain the documentation prior to lodging the application.