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Hi all,

My future employer (a large bank in Sydney) is about to lodge my 457 visa application to DIAC, but I was wondering how long this process would take. The employer sponsorship, nomination forms etc will be included in the same application.

I don't have to supply any medical checks, no police checks and no IELTS test - all in all a pretty basic 457 application I think. Can anyone give me an estimate on the length of this application? I've heard that it can take from 3 days to 2 months, but has anyone had any similar experience?

Look forward to hearing from you, thanks!
 

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I did just find the sticky about processing times, but there aren't many 457s there either. Any feedback would be more than welcome!
 

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457 timeframe

We are currently in AU under a 457 visa -- it only took 3 weeks for us to get approved. We applied (through my husband's work) at the end of April, 2009 and the visas were approved on May 13th.
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Hi all,

My future employer (a large bank in Sydney) is about to lodge my 457 visa application to DIAC, but I was wondering how long this process would take. The employer sponsorship, nomination forms etc will be included in the same application.

I don't have to supply any medical checks, no police checks and no IELTS test - all in all a pretty basic 457 application I think. Can anyone give me an estimate on the length of this application? I've heard that it can take from 3 days to 2 months, but has anyone had any similar experience?

Look forward to hearing from you, thanks!
 

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Hi,

We have been here nearly 2 years on a 457. It took 8 weeks from the date of lodgement until approval and that was over a Christmas and New Year, it was actually lodged on Christmas Eve. We had to get chest x-rays but no medicals.
 

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Well, the application was lodged today.. we just have to wait now!
WOW! Only 8 days later and the visa has been granted! I didn't expect this to come through this quick! Have to get organised quick lol :D

Thanks for all your advice everyone and maybe see you soon in OZ!
 
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