EMPLOYER SPONSORED VISAS

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Australian Employer Sponsored Visas - We Make The Process Easy!

Are you an employer who is thinking of sponsoring your employee to work and live in Australia? Are you having trouble finding an Australian employee who has the necessary skills and is willing to work for your company in the long run? The Registered Migration Agents and Immigration Lawyers at Andronicos Migration Lawyers are able to advise you and your business of the benefits, costs and requirements of sponsoring your employee to work and live in Australia.

 You may sponsor your employee under the Temporary or Permanent pathway.

How We Help With Your Australian Sponsored Visa

Contact our office to speak to one of our Registered Migration Agents and Immigration Solicitors who can explain to you and your business all the possible pathways of sponsoring an employee. If you are unsure of whether your business qualifies or the steps your business needs to take in order to fulfill the obligations of an approved sponsor, our lawyers can guide you through the entire process step by step.

We will take charge of the entire application from start to finish, sending you a schedule of documents, filling in forms, doing the necessary calculations as well as liaising with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

 Temporary Work Skilled Visa (Subclass 457)

1. Becoming an Approved Sponsor

Your business can become an approved sponsor by either applying to be a Standard Business Sponsor (the most common method) or by negotiating a labour agreement. The company must satisfy a number of requirements including the training benchmark. The Sponsorship is valid for three years and can be extended at any time during the three year period.

2. Nomination

Only an Approved Sponsor or a business that has lodged a sponsorship application can lodge a Nomination application. The process involves Labour Market Testing, showing that the occupation being nominated is eligible under the 457 program, that the employee meets certain requirements and that the salary meets the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold.

3. Subclass 457 Visa

The nominated employee must meet the skills requirements, satisfy English requirements and meet health, character requirements.

Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186)

Your business may nominate a skilled worker for a permanent Employer Nomination Scheme visa in one of three streams:

  • Temporary Residence Transition Stream: this stream if for employers who have already sponsored the applicant for a Temporary Work Skilled Visa (Subclass 457) and the applicant has been working for the same employer for 2 years.
  • Direct Entry Stream: this stream is for employees who hold a 457 visa but have not worked with the same employer for 2 years, have 3 years of relevant work experience and they eitherAgreement Stream: for people sponsored by an employer through a labour agreement
    • Have a positive Skills Assessment in the nominated occupation or
    • Have a salary of at least $180,000

The most common method is to sponsor the employee through the Temporary Work Skilled 457 Visa, and then after the employee has worked in your business for two years, the business can then sponsor the same employee under the permanent Employer Nomination Scheme through the Temporary Residence Transition Stream.

There are certain instances where the employee can apply directly through the permanent Employer Nomination Scheme without having to work for your business for two years.