Sponsorship Visa

'Sponsorship visa' is a common term used by potential Australian permanent resident and temporary visa applicants. Other common terms include skilled employer sponsored and work visa. Many overseas skilled workers utilise sponsorship and nomination from suitable and willing Australian businesses to attain temporary, provisional and permanent residency visas.

    We can assist with all stages of the employer sponsorship visa process, including the sponsorship and nomination applications required by the Australian business. We recommend prospective employers and their proposed overseas skilled workers contact us to arrange consultation for assessment of circumstances and outline of potential options.

Employer sponsored visas make up a significant percentage of annual visas approved by the Australian Government. Our team has successfully assisted all types of businesses and various nominated occupations. Everything from a skilled trades worker in a small business, to professionals in medium to large organisations, including ASX and multinational companies.

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Employer Nomination Scheme Subclass 186

This visa lets skilled workers, who are nominated by their employer, live and work in Australia permanently. There are two applications being the employers nomination for the skilled position and the visa application for the overseas worker to fill the position. In some cases a visa holder may apply directly for the permanent Employer Nomination Scheme subclass 186 visa, alternatively it can be a permanent path for certain temporary visa holders transitioning from temporary to permanent residence.

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Temporary Skilled Shortage Visa Subclass 482

Abbreviated, this visa is often referred to as 'TSS 482'. As indicated in its title, this is a temporary visa that allows Australian businesses to sponsor suitably skilled workers in certain trades and professions, where they cannot reasonably fill the positions with workers from the Australia labour market. Changes to this visa program occur on a regular basis and it is recommended that consultation is arranged by employers and potential visa applicants. We have seen many cases where employers and visa applicants apply without assistance, or with inexperienced lawyers and agents and receive refusals based on minor technicalities and misunderstanding of the relevant criteria.

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Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa subclass 494

Also sometimes referred to as 'SESR Visa', this visa works under the same principals as the temporary and permanent employer sponsored visa. Nomination is required for a genuine position in an Australia business where a suitable worker in the Australia Labour Market is not available. The difference with subclass 494 is that the position in which the skilled worker is nominated must be located in designated regional areas of Australia. The advantage for some applicants is that the list of eligible trades and professional occupations is more extensive. As a provisional visa, it is valid for 5 years from date of approval and subclass 494 visa holders have a primary permanent resident path to Subclass 191 Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa, after 3 years holding subclass 494 and remaining compliant with the conditions of the visa.

Immigration Advice and Assistance

It is important to note that the information supplied confirms the types of visas applications we can assist with. To attain professional immigration advice, on the requirements of a particular process and to gauge your suitability, formal initial consultation is required. Please contact us to arrange a suitable time with one of our Registered Migration Agents. Following consultation we can provide service agreement should you wish to engage us for a particular matter.


Frequently Asked Questions

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