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An Overview of the Employer Sponsored Visa Options in Australia

Australia Employer Sponsored Visa options are for individuals that are being sponsored by an Australian (or in some cases) overseas organisation to work in Australia.

The different Employer Sponsored visa options are:

  • Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) (subclass 482) visa
  • Employer Nomination (subclass 186) visa
  • Regional Sponsored (subclass 494) visa
  • Training (subclass 407) visa

Depending on your qualifications, occupation and employer, you may be eligible for one of these employer sponsored visa options to allow you to stay in Australia and work. Some of these visa options also have multiple streams depending on the occupation that the employee qualifies for. 

Some of these streams do have pathways for the applicant being eligible and able to apply for Australian permanent residency.

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How We Help You Meet Your Employer Sponsored Visa Requirements

This subclass enables applicants to apply for provisional permanent residency by being sponsored by an employer located in designated regional areas. The requirements for this visa subclass include a positive Skills Assessment in the nominated occupation, three years work experience and also to meet the minimum English requirement. The business must also have a genuine need for the position being sponsored.

Training (subclass 407) visa

Each of the Employer Sponsorship visa options come with their own individual requirements. Our team of highly qualified migration agents and lawyers are able to assess your eligibility during a consultation and are able to offer expert advice on which sponsorship option may be best for yourself as a sponsor or an applicant. 

Employer sponsorship requirements can be confusing and difficult to understand for both the employer and employee. Ethos Migration Lawyers has vast experience in employer sponsored visas and can assist both yourself as the business and your employees. 

Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) (subclass 482) visa

This sponsorship visa is the most commonly used visa for employers to sponsor overseas nationals in their business in Australia. Your assigned lawyer or agent will ensure your sponsoring business reaches the Labour Market testing requirements, Genuine Position requirements as well as the English and Work Experience requirements for the visa applicant. 

Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (subclass 494) visa

This visa subclass allows eligible businesses to sponsor someone to work for their business whilst undertaking structured workplace training conducted by the employer. 

The employee must be nominated by an approved Temporary Activities sponsor and submit a Temporary Activity nomination. In addition to this, the employee must have at least 12 months experience in the last 24 months related to the nominated occupation. 

Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) visas

There are three different streams available under this subclass. They are:

  • The Direct Entry Stream;
  • The Temporary Residence Transition Stream (TRT); and
  • The Labour Agreement Stream (LA).

All three of these streams have different requirements for both the employer and employee. The best way to assess your eligibility and whether you might match the requirements of this subclass or another employer sponsor visa is through a consultation with the Ethos Migration Agency.

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Employer Sponsorship Visa Processing Time

Different Employer Sponsorship options have different processing times. A rough break down on processing times can be found below:

Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) (subclass 482) visa

Currently for the short-term stream at least 75% of applications are processed within the department within a period of as little as 84 days and with the majority of applications being finalised within four months. For the medium-term stream of the Temporary Skills Shortage subclass, 75% of applications are processed within three months. This is a relatively quick processing visa.

Training (subclass 407) visa

Currently at least 75% of applications are processed with the department within a period of five months. This of course can differ from application to application, but gives a good indication of how long your training visa may process for.

Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) visas

Depending on which Employer Nomination Stream you apply for will differ the processing times slightly. Currently the rough estimate on the processing times for Employer Nomination Scheme visas is six months. 

These processing times are dependent on the Department of Home Affairs and are subject to change regularly. Check in with your Ethos Migration lawyer to find out the most up to date processing time for the visa you are thinking of applying for.

Why Choose Ethos Migration Lawyers To Help With Your Employer Sponsored Visa Applications

Ethos Migration Lawyers is an immigration law firm focused on assisting local and international businesses with their Australian immigration requirements. This means our lawyers and agents are highly experienced with Employer Sponsored visa requirements and what goes into the applications on both the business side, and the applicant side.

When engaging Ethos Migration Lawyers for your Employer sponsored visa needs, you can be assured that you will receive impeccable service and guidance with full transparency. Our team is dedicated to providing ethical, transparent, streamlines and affordable migration advice and representation to all of our clients. Our Lawyers and Registered Migration Agents provide comprehensive representation on behalf of visa applicants and sponsoring businesses.

For ‘visa agencies near me’ or for expert assistance on your employer sponsored visas in Australia, get in touch with our nearby Melbourne team at Ethos Migration Lawyers. Call on 1300 083 843 or Book a Consultation online today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your employer may be eligible to sponsor you if they meet certain requirements. Your occupation must generally be found on the Skilled Ocuupations List and the employer will have to establish that they cannot find an Australian citizen or permanent resident who has the necessary skills and experience for the job.

Any legally established operating business can apply to become a sponsor and subsequently sponsor an employee for their business as long as they meet certain requirements and obligations.

You may be eligible to sponsor your employee if you cannot find an Australian citizen or permanent resident with the skills and experience that you require for the job. Ethos Migration Lawyers are experienced in Employer-Sponsored Visas for Australia and can assess your eligibility.

Any legally established operating business can apply to become a sponsor and subsequently sponsor an employee for their business as long as they meet certain requirements.

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