Hi there, can anyone help with my question. I am looking to permanently relocate to Oz and applied for a non csl/non Modl 175 visa last May. Due to 3yr wait etc I have been looking for a job offering sponsorship to speed things up. I have just been offered a job with sponsorship but they have said specifically on a 457 visa. Does anyone know why they would want to do this as opposed to a permanent sponsored visa? Is this more straight forward? And most importantly, once I've been in Oz for 2yrs on this 457 visa can I apply for permanent residency??