The CEL Consulting Team has received the below important information from the 457 Programme Management Team from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
Businesses approved as sponsors under the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) programme administered by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection are required by law to meet the sponsorship obligations outlined in the Migration Act 1958.
Some obligations apply beyond the term of sponsorship approval or after the sponsored person ends their employment with the sponsor.
We highly recommend you to spend some time on and focus on page 4, the obligation timeframes. Not all sponsorship obligations cease when the sponsored subclass 457 visa holder stops working for the sponsor, the table in page 4 has outlined when each obligation applies.
Please contact us on 1800 367 235 if you require any further information in relation to the Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa (subclass 457).