Employer Sponsored Visas to Australia allow an overseas worker to temporarily stay in Australia for a given period to fill a skilled or professional role required by the business.
Only individuals who are legally sponsored by their employers can apply for these different types of visas which have varying stipulations including work location as is the case in Designated Area Migration Agreements (DAMA); or the ability to indefinitely work in Australia and a path to permanent residency and the eligibility to apply for Australian Citizenship through the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (subclass 187) – Direct Stream.
If you are interested in coming to Australia under an employer sponsored visa, please complete the form below so we can connect with your employer. We will help with their visa sponsorship and nomination requirements. We also encourage businesses to consult with us to determine the best visa sponsorship scheme that will allow you to quickly and efficiently bring your employees to Australia.
Through Sponsorship, you may hire overseas workers to come and join your team in Australia. All legally established and operating businesses may apply to become a visa sponsor following the conditions provided by the Immigration and depending on the sponsorship arrangement and type of employer-sponsored visa required. The general requirements include the following:
If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor to a skilled professional, please see this page for a summary of what the process of becoming a visa sponsor involves. For more information, our migration agents can assess your business and advise which sponsorship and employer-sponsored visa option best suits your labour requirements. Send us an email at [email protected] or contact us on 1300 449 858 to speak to our licensed migration agents.
The Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visa (subclass 186) allows Australian businesses to sponsor people to work in Australia on a permanent visa, provided that it is for a position listed on the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL). This visa scheme is also applicable for individuals already in Australia under a temporary 457 work visa.
The new Regional 494 Visa Australia provides businesses in Perth, the Gold Coast and regional/remote areas greater flexibility to sponsor overseas skilled employees with a direct pathway to Permanent Residence (PR). The application process for 494 Visa Australia requires mandatory Skills Assessment and Regional Certifying Body (RCB) approval along with the 494 visa nomination and visa sponsorship.
Employers can use the GTES program to sponsor overseas workers for highly-skilled niche positions that cannot be filled by Australian workers or other standard visa programs. Under GTES, standard visa requirements may be negotiable and applicants have access priority to government processing as well as a path to Permanent Residence (PR).
The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) allows businesses to sponsor workers for positions in rural, regional and remote locations of Australia for a permanent visa – either via the Temporary Residence Transition Stream or the Direct Entry Stream. Your nomination must be ‘certified’ by the Regional Certifying Body (RCB) in your state.
Designated Area Migration Agreements (DAMA’s) is an agreement between the Department of Home Affairs and a Regional State or Territory authority that serves as an alternative option to sponsor overseas workers to come and work in regional Australia up until 5 years. Under a DAMA, employers have access to different skilled occupations which may not be accessible to other semi-skilled occupations and other standard visa programs.
The Subclass 482 Work Visa Australia, commonly referred to as the Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) Visa program allows visa holders to stay in Australia and work for your business for up to two years or up to four years depending on whether the applicant is eligible for the 482 Visa Short Term Stream or Medium Term Stream.
Though some specific sponsored working visas have stricter stipulations that you need to follow, generally, an Employer Sponsored Visa allows you to
Our Registered Migration Agents servicing Perth, Melbourne and Sydney can:
Interstaff has assisted businesses with their Sponsorship and Nomination requirements and obligations and brought overseas workers to Australia for over 25 years. Since visa conditions are changing or updating depending on the Government, it’s best to get the advice of a licensed visa agent in Australia. Businesses interested in becoming approved sponsors are encouraged to contact us at [email protected] or call (08) 9221 3388 to your business migration needs especially hiring overseas workers to join your team in Australia.
It would be our pleasure to assist you in your journey to migrating to Australia. Get in touch with our registered migration agents on (08) 9221 3388 (Perth), (02) 7200 2567 (Sydney), (03) 8319 0902 (Melbourne) or +61 8 9221 3388 (Internationally) or contact us here to see if you qualify for an Employer Sponsored Visa under the different pathways available.
“I want to say thank you to the Interstaff team for assisting us through the 186 Visa process – especially when we had questions and your team were quick to answer them. I would recommend Interstaff to anyone in need of a migration agent. I’d give them 10/10. Once again, thank you to your team for an excellent job.”
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