Overseas Business Sponsorship for 457

It is also possible for employers who do not have operations in Australia to sponsor employees for the 457 visa program. Overseas business sponsorships can now be lodged electronically, meaning that they are more convenient to lodge and process than was previously the case.
Sponsorship by an overseas business can be less beneficial for the following reasons: ·      The 457 holder must work directly for the sponsor, rather than an “associated entity” as for Australian business sponsors
·      Overseas Business Sponsors cannot sponsor for permanent visas such as ENS and RSMS
In other ways, using an overseas entity to sponsor is more beneficial than establishing a new entity in Australia – for instance: ·      The employer does not have to show that they train Australians in their business
·      The validity period for the sponsorship and 457 visas may be longer than for a newly established Australian entity