Employer Sponsored Visas

Employer Sponsored Visas

The employer-sponsored visa program enables Australian employers to sponsor skilled labour tailored to their business requirements. Likewise, it offers skilled workers from foreign countries the opportunity to explore employment prospects with Australian employers who may require their expertise.

Are you in search of an Australian employer ready to sponsor you? Alternatively, are you an employer seeking to nominate a skilled worker from overseas?

It’s crucial to understand that employer sponsorship isn’t a uniform process. With a variety of visa options available, it’s essential to carefully choose the appropriate visa subclass that aligns with both the employer’s needs and the individual being sponsored. These visas encompass a spectrum ranging from training visas to pathways leading to permanent residency.

Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (subclass 482) – TSS

Under the employer-sponsored 482 visa, individuals are granted the opportunity to reside and work in Australia temporarily for durations spanning 1 to 4 years. The length of the visa, English language requirements, and the pathway to Australian permanent residency are contingent upon the nominated occupation and its classification on the short-term, medium-term, or regional occupation list.

The Employer Sponsored Visa 482 permits skilled workers to engage in employment with an approved Australian business for a maximum of four years. This temporary visa also extends to immediate family members of the primary applicant. Following a period of three years on the Temporary Skill Shortage (Subclass 482) Visa, workers and their families may qualify for transition to permanent residency status.

Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186)

Both the Temporary Residency Transition (TRT) and Direct Entry (DE) pathways within this employer-nominated visa scheme offer permanent residency to both the applicant and their family. The TRT pathway is accessible to holders of 482 visas upon meeting specific criteria.

The permanent employer-sponsored visa program enables foreign employees to seek Australian permanent residency, applicable in both non-regional and regional areas of the country. Within the 186 Employer Nominated sponsorship visa, there are two distinct streams:

  1. The Temporary Residence Transition stream caters to overseas applicants who have remained with the same employer on a 482 visa for a minimum of 2 years.
  2. The Direct Entry stream mandates that overseas applicants undergo a skills assessment in an occupation listed on the Medium- and Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and possess a minimum of three years’ post-qualification experience in said occupation, acquired from anywhere worldwide.

Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Subclass 494

A temporary visa that serves as a pathway to permanent residency.

A broader spectrum of occupations is accessible.

Nomination necessitates a skills assessment and three years of experience.

Applicants must be under 45 years old, unless exempted.

The process can encompass up to three stages:

  1. Employer obtaining sponsorship permission.
  2. Employer obtaining permission to specifically sponsor the individual, including demonstrating the unavailability of local candidates for the role.
  3. Submission of the applicant’s or their family’s application.

Designated Area Migration Agreement (Dama) Visa

The employer-nominated stream enables individual states, territories, or regions to address their unique labor market demands through a framework based on agreements. Each jurisdiction will have its own set of occupations and characteristics. If you have secured employment with an employer via the DAMA stream, please contact us for guidance on the visa application process.

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