Becoming an Accredited Sponsor and receiving Accredited Sponsorship Status
Accredited Sponsorship status are afforded priority processing of all Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) (subclass 482) nomination and visa applications.
Most applications are processed in under five days.
Applying for Accredited Sponsorship is a worthwhile exercise for any businesses that utilise the TSS visa programme on a regular basis and also provides certain exemptions to the standard Labour Market Testing requirements.
Benefits of Accredited Sponsorship
An accredited sponsor receives priority when we process Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) (TSS) nominations and visa applications.
The labour market testing requirements are more relaxed for accredited sponsors, with these businesses permitted to utilise advertisements placed on their own website, rather than through national recruitment websites
Applicants for TSS 482 visas on the basis of sponsorship by an accredited sponsor do not need to provide police clearance certificates for every country in which they have resided provided the business can attest to their good character, which significantly reduces processing times
Schedule a Consultation with Ethos Migration Lawyers to get your Sponsorship Accreditation
If your organisation is considering becoming an Accredited Sponsor to take advantage of the priority processing, certain exemptions to labour market testing requirements and police clearances, please contact Ethos Migration Lawyers today for further information.
Frequently Asked Questions
Becoming an Accredited Sponsor and receiving Accredited Sponsorship Status means you will receive priority processing for Temporary Skill Shortage visa nominations and applications, relaxed labour market testing and exemptions for police clearances for your applicants if you can attest to their good character.
There are different requirements for the Accredited Sponsorship Scheme depending on what category your business may fall into. You should discuss your businesses characteristics and particulars with your immigration lawyer or registered migration agent to assess your specific requirements to be eligible.
Accredited Sponsorship can be revoked by the Department of Home Affairs if you stop meeting the required characteristics for accreditation or if you gave a reference for one of your sponsored employee’s or their family members stating an incorrect criminal record.