Australian Embassy and Permanent Mission to the United Nations
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Kosovo, Slovakia and Slovenia

Long Stay Business Visas

Long Stay Business Visa 

Detailed information about Long Stay Business visas (visa subclass 457) is available from the Department of Immigration & Citizenship website.



Who is this visa for?

A Long Stay Business visa allows employers in Australia or overseas to sponsor skilled employees to work in Australia for up to 4 years. 

Applications for Long Stay Business visas can be made at the Australian Embassy Vienna only if you have an overseas employer to sponsor you.

If you have an Australian business sponsor, please see: Temporary residence visa applications which must be lodged in Australia


How to apply

See: Applying for visas


Health requirements

In some circumstances you may be required to undertake a medical examination. Our office will advise you if you need an examination after we have received your application. More information is available at:  Health Requirements


Processing times

Processing standards for temporary residence visa applications can be found at:
It is important to note that processing times can vary according to individual circumstances. Applicants are therefore advised to lodge applications well in advance of planned travel to Australia.