Want to convert your 457 visa to a Permanent Resident Visa for Australia?

457 Visa Assistance can help you.

Did you spend a lot of time, money and effort getting your 457 Visa so you could work in Australia temporarily?

Do you know that when working on a 457 Visa, if you lost your job, in 90 days it could all be gone?

The 457 Visa scheme is a short term TEMPORARY VISA and offers no guarantee to you or your family. With the 457 Visa, if your 457 Visa Employer Sponsor terminates your employment, then you may only be given 90 days to find a new 457 Visa approved Employer Sponsor, apply for another substantive visa or leave Australia!

Instead of returning to your country of origin if you lose your job or your 457 Visa expires, would you like to live and work in Australia with Permanent Residency?

Let our Migration Consultants assist you every step of the way through the process of changing from a 457 visa to Australian Permanent Residency.

Depending upon what visa is most suitable there may be matters relating to:

  • English language requirements / IELTS
  • The Skill Matching Database
  • Australian Skills Recognition
  • Skills Assessment
  • Licensing or Registration
  • Employer Sponsored Permanent Visa Charges
  • Skilled Occupation List (SOL)
  • Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL)

If you have any questions regarding in converting your 457 Visa application to permanent residency visa, kindly visit our Frequently Asked Questions page

Do I have to work in Australia for two years on a 457 Visa before applying for a Permanent Resident Visa such as
Subclass 186 – Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS)
Subclass 187 – Regional Sponsored Scheme (RSMS)
Subclass 189 Skilled – Independent (Permanent)
Subclass 190 Skilled – Nominated (Permanent)
Subclass 489 Skilled – Regional Nominated or Sponsored (Provisional)

Top 15 Nominated Occupations for 457 Visa Primary Applications Granted

261312 Developer Programmer

351411 Cook

141111 Cafe or Restaurant Manager

225113 Marketing Specialist

261313 Software Engineer

261111 ICT Business Analyst

242111 University Lecturer

224711 Management Consultant

253111 General Practitioner

253112 Resident Medical Officer

351311 Chef

131112 Sales and Marketing Manager

221111 Accountant (General)

312512 Mechanical Engineering Technician

135112 ICT Project Manager

Top 15 Citizenship Countries for 457 Visa Primary Applications Granted


United Kingdom

China, Peoples Republic of

United States of America


Ireland, Republic of




Korea, South


South Africa

Germany, Fed Republic of