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Employer Sponsored Migration

Employer sponsored migration is one of the most utilised Australian migration programmes. Employer sponsored visas allow skilled overseas workers to live and work for their nominating Australian employer. To secure this visa, you must have sufficient work experience in an occupation listed on the Skilled Occupation List.

To apply for a visa, you must be sponsored by an employer and find the pathway most appropriate for your situation. The visa allows Australian employers to sponsor skilled workers overseas to serve their business requirements; it also allows skilled workers to explore their employment opportunities with the Australian employers.

The visa application process is an arduous and confusing job, as there are many visa types under the employer-sponsored migration category. Southern Stone is an international work sponsor visa consultant. Our team of specialist registered sponsorship visa agents have extensive experience and can assist with employer-sponsored visas in any eligible industry.

We will make your complex visa matter as seamless as possible. Book our service now and experience the difference!

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    Temporary Skill Shortage Visa 482

    The Temporary Skill Shortage Visa 482 allows an employer to sponsor a skilled worked to fill a position they cannot find in Australia.

    Eligibility

    • Be a genuine applicant for entry and stay as a short term visa holder
    • Be nominated by an approved sponsor
    • Have a positive skills assessment
    • Have complied with previous visa conditions
    • Have health insurance
    • Have no debt to the Australian government
    • Have not contravened ‘paying for visa sponsorship’ legislative provisions
    • Have relevant skills, qualifications and employment background to perform occupation
    • Have worked in your nominated occupation or a related field for at least 2 years
    • If you are applying in Australia, you must hold: a substantive visa or a Bridging visa A, Bridging visa B or Bridging visa C
    • Meet certain minimum standards of English language proficiency
    • Meet our character requirement
    • Meet our health requirement
    • Not have had a visa cancelled or a previous application refused
    • Sign the Australian values statement
    • There is no age requirement for this visa
    • Work for your nominating employer

    Stay

    • Short-term stream: you can stay for up to 2 years, 4 years if an International Trade Obligation (ITO) applies and Hong Kong passport holders may stay up to 5 years
    • Medium-term stream: Up to 4 years and Hong Kong passport holders may stay up to 5 years
    • Labour agreement stream: up to a maximum of 4 years, depending on the terms in the labour agreement and Hong Kong passport holders may stay up to 5 years
    • Subsequent entrant: You can stay for as long as your visa is valid

    Processing Time

    • Short-term stream: 75% of applications — 9 months and 90% of applications — 10 months
    • Medium-term stream: 75% of applications — 7 months and 90% of applications — 9 months
    • Labour agreement stream: 75% of applications — 7 months and 90% of applications — 11 months

    Employer Nomination Scheme Visa 186

    The Employer Nomination Scheme Visa 186 allows skilled workers nominated by their employer to permanently work and live in Australia.

    Eligibility

    • At least 3 years relevant work experience in their occupation
    • Be nominated
    • Have a positive skills assessment
    • Have an eligible occupation
    • Have paid back your debt to the Australian government
    • Licensed, registered or a member of a professional body
    • Meet our character requirement
    • Meet our health requirement
    • Not have had a visa cancelled or a previous application refused
    • Sign the Australian values statement
    • Under 45 years of age when you apply
    • You must have at least competent English

    Stay

    Permanent

    Processing Time

    • Direct Entry stream: 75% of applications — 6 months and 90% of applications — 11 months
    • Labour agreement stream: 75% of applications — 7 months and 90% of applications — 11 months
    • Temporary Residence Transition stream: 75% of applications — 14 months and 90% of applications — 18 months

    RSMS 187 Visa

    This visa allows skilled workers, who are nominated by their employer in regional Australia, live and work in Australia permanently.

    Stay

    • Direct entry stream: Permanent
    • Temporary Residence Transition stream: Permanent

    Processing Time

    • Direct entry stream: 75% — 31 months and 90% — 39 months
    • Temporary Residence Transition stream: 75% — 7 months and 90% — 12 months

    Eligibility

    • You must have the required skills and qualifications needed to perform the tasks of the nominated occupation. We might ask you to get a skills assessment to show you have these skills
    • You must be licensed, registered or a member of a professional body if it is mandatory in the state or territory you intend to work in
    • Be nominated by the employer who sponsored your temporary work visa
    • Usually, you must be under 45 years of age when you apply.
    • You must currently be the primary visa holder of either: a subclass 457 visa, a subclass 482 (TSS) visa or a bridging visa A, B or C
    • Meet our health requirement
    • You and family members aged 16 years and over who apply for the visa with you must meet our character requirement.
    • Sign the Australian values statement
    • You must have at least Competent English.
    • Have paid back your debt to the Australian Government
    • Not have had a visa cancelled or a previous application refused

    Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Visa 494

    The Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Visa 494 allows regional employees to sponsor skilled workers they cannot source through Australian skilled workers due to labour shortages.

    Eligibility

    • You must be under 45 years of age when you apply for the visa
    • Be nominated by an approved sponsor
    • Have relevant skills, qualifications and work experience
    • Have a positive skills assessment
    • You must have at least competent English to be granted this visa
    • Meet our health requirement
    • Meet our character requirement
    • Not have had a visa cancelled or a previous application refused
    • Have paid back your debt to the Australian government
    • Sign the Australian values statement
    • Have a family member who is a primary SESR visa holder
    • Be nominated by the primary SESR visa holder’s work sponsor

    Stay

    5 years

    Processing Time

    • Employer Sponsored stream: 75% — 71 days and 90% — 4 months
    • Labour Agreement stream: not available
    • Subsequent entrant: not available

    Training Visa 407

    The Training Visa 407 allows a holder to take part in a workplace-based occupational training activity to improve their skills for the job, tertiary study or professional development training program in Australia.

    Eligibility

    • Be a genuine temporary entrant
    • Be nominated
    • Have adequate health insurance
    • Have an approved sponsor
    • Have paid back your debt to the Australian Government
    • Meet our character requirement
    • Meet our health requirement
    • Not have had a visa cancelled or a previous application refused
    • Sign the Australian values statement
    • You must be 18 years old or older at the time we decide your visa application
    • You must currently hold a valid temporary substantive visa
    • You must have functional English

    Stay

    2 years

    Processing Time

    75% of applications: 7 months

    90% of applications: 13 months

    Visas Offered by Company Sponsorship in Australia

    Employer sponsorship or company sponsorship is not about one-size-fits-all. Many visa options are available, and it is crucial for you to select the right visa subclass that suits both the business and the individual being sponsored. Employer sponsored visas range from training visas to permanent residency visa.

    Southern Stone can help you attain one of the following employer sponsorship visa subclasses.

    • Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186 ENS)
    • Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa (Subclass 482)
    • Training visa (Subclass 407)
    • Temporary Activity visa (Subclass 408)
    • Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional Visa (Subclass 494)
    • Skilled Work Regional Visa (Subclass 491)
    • Skilled Regional Permanent Residence Visa (Subclass 191)
    • Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa (Subclass 187 RSMS)
    • State/Territory Sponsored Business Owner visa (subclass 892)
    • Temporary Work (International Relations) visa (subclass 403)
    • State/Territory Sponsored Investor visa (subclass 893)

    Both employees and employers must have a clear understanding of the visa laws, conditions, and regulations to file a successful application with a high chance of a favourable decision from the Department of Home Affairs (DHA). The slightest error or mistake in the application may result in a negative visa decision, causing loss of time, effort, and money.

    Both employees and employers must fully understand the visa conditions and obligations after the visa has been granted. It will help to avoid breach of visa conditions.

    What Employer Sponsored Migration Can Do For You

    You can choose from the visa options available and apply for the visa that suits your interest while your employer lodges their applications to nominate and sponsor the position. With an employer sponsored visa, you can:

    • Live and work in the country
    • Travel to and from the country as often as you want
    • Sponsor your eligible family members to work or study in the country
    • Enrol in the Government’s health care scheme
    • Apply for citizenship on fulfilling the eligibility conditions

    The primary aim of this visa is to address the shortage of skilled workers that Australian companies may face to carry on their business operations. At the same time, it provides opportunities to overseas labourers to work and stay in the country and enjoy their dream life. The visa laws and requirements keep on changing based on business requirements. At Southern Stone, we stay updated with the everchanging visa laws to help you with the most accurate service possible.

    Why Choose Southern Stone?

    At Southern Stone, our registered team of sponsorship visa agents empower you to migrate to Australia for a quality life, study, business, and other career opportunities. We believe in offering simple, intelligent, and budget-friendly migration solutions for both employers searching for skilled labourers for their businesses and overseas employees seeking better career opportunities in a foreign land.

    We know it isn’t easy to understand the constantly changing complex immigration laws and choosing the visa option that best suit your need. We use our valuable experience and expertise to provide consultation and guidance at every step of your migration journey with relevant information on visa application and processing.

    Whether you have an Australian employer willing to sponsor you for a particular position or you are an employer planning to nominate overseas labour, we have credentials and experience in managing all aspects of the sponsorship visa journey. Additionally, we constantly remain up to date with ever changing and ever evolving visa laws and policies to assist you with the latest information on your visa related queries and doubts.

    As a renowned and trustworthy migration agent and immigration lawyer in Melbourne, we are dedicated to making your migration journey easy, stress-free, and comfortable by embracing efficiency, professionalism, and simplicity.

    If you book our consultation services, you can expect:

    • Reliable and the most up-to-date legal advice
    • Detailed analysis of your profile’s strength and visa conditions
    • Assistance in all stages of visa journey
    • Management of visa application
    • High level of professionalism
    • Client-centric tailored service with complete transparency
    • Standard service and fixed pricing
    • A team of registered and skilled visa agents and consultants

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