HR Professionals and Business Owners are keen to know if it is still possible to engage skilled visa holders for specialised work in Australia at this time. With the Government currently processing both Temporary and Permanent Residence Skilled Visa applications, priority is given to cases classified as ‘Critical Work.’ However, with strict international travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19, Australia’s Visa Sponsorship matters can be complicated and there are many factors businesses and skilled individuals should consider. This includes:
Simply contact Interstaff’s Registered Migration Agents for professional advice on a migration strategy that considers all of the visa and sponsorship options available to you at this time. We assist both businesses and skilled overseas employees with all aspects of the visa and sponsorship process.
By applying for a Sponsorship arrangement with the Department of Home Affairs your business could be granted the ability to engage overseas workers to work in Australia to help meet your labour needs. Legally established and operating businesses can generally apply to become a visa sponsor provided they meet several eligibility requirements, including but not limited to the following:
There are three parts to the employer-sponsored visa application process – Sponsorship, Nomination and a Visa.
A sponsorship application is a request by a business to become an approved visa sponsor. There are two main forms of visa sponsorship in Australia – Standard Business Sponsorship and Accredited Sponsorship. Standard Business Sponsorship provides a five-year period to sponsor workers. Eligible businesses can upgrade their status to Accredited Sponsorship, which provides access to Government priority visa processing. Other forms of sponsorship include Labour Agreements and Designated Area Migration Agreements (DAMA’s).
Once a business becomes an approved visa sponsor, it can proceed with the nomination and visa application stages of the process. A nomination application involves an assessment of the position and terms of employment, whereas a visa application is an assessment of a person’s skills and experience.
If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor to a skilled professional, read more for a summary of what the process of becoming a visa sponsor involves. To explore how your business could engage skilled migrants, our migration agents can assess your business and advise which sponsorship and employer-sponsored visa option best suits your labour requirements. Contact us on 1800 449 858 to speak to our registered migration agents.
Established in 1988, Interstaff is an Australian owned and operated migration consultancy specialising in business migration and visa matters for clients in a range of industries including oil and gas, mining services, utilities, IT, hospitality, health and agriculture.
During the pandemic, Interstaff has been assisting businesses to manage border restrictions and obtain visas for skilled workers to come to Australia for work as well as advising on Permanent Residence policies to retain current overseas employees in Australia.
With a focus on compliance with immigration laws and sponsorship obligations, Interstaff assists with global mobility matters of various complexities, such as Visa sponsorship and nomination, Labour Agreement negotiations, Health and Character matters, Visa Refusal/Cancellation and Appeals, Tribunal matters and Ministerial Intervention requests.
Our team provide comprehensive immigration advice throughout all stages of the sponsorship, visa and nomination application process. Our head office is situated in Perth, Western Australia and we provide immigration and visa services to individuals and businesses both Australia-wide and internationally.
With over 30 years of experience since 1988, our dedicated team of registered migration agents are committed to helping you navigate what can be a very complicated visa and migration process. Our leading visa agents in Australia provide advice and consultancy for your business migration needs.
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