Accredited Sponsorship is a five-year visa sponsorship arrangement that provides access to priority Government processing of Subclass 482 Visa (TSS Visa) and Nomination applications. In some cases, waiting times for Subclass 482 visa and nomination processing can be reduced from months to weeks – or even days.
This allows your business to fulfil its skills needs as quickly as possible with minimal impact to your operations. If your business currently has a Standard Business Sponsorship arrangement in place and actively sponsors visa holders, you may be interested in understanding if you can upgrade to become an Accredited Sponsor.
To become an accredited sponsor, a business must first have a Standard Business Sponsorship arrangement in place. Applying for Accredited Sponsorship will require a business to provide evidence of their compliance with sponsorship obligations throughout their time as a visa sponsor.
The Government assesses several requirements to determine whether a business has acted as an ethical and responsible visa sponsor. The evidence you should provide differs depending on:
View our fact sheet on Accredited Sponsorship here to find out more. Once granted, Accredited Sponsorship provides a five-year validity period to sponsor visa holders and during this time, the business can access priority processing of their Subclass 482 Visa or TSS Visa applications.
No, you don’t have to wait for your current Sponsorship arrangement to expire before applying for Accredited Sponsorship. However, you may have to satisfy a period of time as a Standard Business Sponsor before applying for Accredited Status. This period of time differs depending on your business circumstances, therefore you may wish to request a sponsorship assessment with a migration professional to confirm if you currently meet the requirements to apply.
Businesses with a regular and ongoing need for visa sponsorship may wish to consider Accredited Sponsorship to access streamlined services and faster turn-around times for their Subclass 482 (TSS) Visa applications. Our migration agents provide direction and guidance on whether your business meets the requirements to upgrade to become an Accredited Sponsor.
As part of our services, we also guide you through each step of the process of preparing your evidence requirements and liaise with the Department of Home Affairs and relevant third parties on your behalf. All of our migration agents are practising case workers and members of the Migration Institute of Australia. We encourage you to contact our Registered Migration Agents on +61 8 9221 3388 (National free call 1800 449 858) or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your business’ sponsorship arrangements.
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