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Sponsorship Visas – Australian Migration Agents and Immigration Lawyers Melbourne

Employer Sponsored Visas

Employer sponsored visas are a visa category that require the visa applicant to be sponsored by their employer. In general, this means the sponsor guarantees an employment position, salary and responsibilities and obligations are also owed to the applicant.

482 Visa

The Temporary Skill Shortage Visa allows employers to sponsor workers in a nominated occupation. The worker must have the relevant skills and must have 2 years of experience in the nominated occupation. The duration of the subclass 482 visa can be from 1 to 4 years.

For further information about the Subclass 482 Visa, see our page here.

186 Visa

The Employer Nomination Scheme Visa is a direct entry stream where applicants are required to produce a positive skills assessment for their nominated occupation. If there are registration or licensing requirements for the nominated occupation, this must be satisfied. There are no geographical restrictions for this visa type and the employment must be for at least a period of 2 years after the visa grant. The subclass 186 visa is a permanent visa that allows visa holders to live and work in Australia permanently.

For further information about the Subclass 186 Visa, see our page here.

494 Visa

The Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Visa is an employer sponsored stream that requires applicants to undertake a skills assessment for their nominated occupation. There are geographical restraints on this visa subclass as the work conducted must be in a designated regional area. The employment will be for at least a period of 5 years after the visa grant.

For more information about the Subclass 494 visa, see our page here.

400 Visa

The Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) Visa is a highly specialized work stream that permits visa holders to perform short-term, highly specialized work in Australia. Visa applicants must work in a highly specialized job and the employer must provide a letter of invitation, job offer or employment contract as evidence of the position.

For further information about the Subclass 400 visa, see our page here.

407 Visa

The Training Visa is a visa that allows visa holders to participate in work-based occupation training activities to improve skills in their occupation, studies, or field of expertise or in a professional development program in Australia. To be eligible for this visa, you must be sponsored and nominated or invited by the Australia business that is providing the training. It should be noted that for the 407 Training Visa the Australian business nominating you must be approved as a Temporary Activities Sponsor. This visa is generally valid for stay in Australia for 2 years.

For more information about the Subclass 407 visa, see our page here.

GTES Visa

The Global Talent Employer Sponsored Visa Program allows employers to sponsor overseas workers for highly skilled positions. This program is designed to ultimately provide benefit to Australia and Australian employees. Therefore, the program requires that the employer demonstrate how employing this highly skilled overseas worker will either create more jobs for Australians or pass on specialized knowledge to Australian workers. The employer must also be able to demonstrate that they cannot fill the position with Australian workers or through existing skilled visa programs. There are two streams of this program: Established Business Stream and Start-up Stream. Visa applicants must demonstrate a minimum of 3 years work experience that is directly relevant to the nominated position. The GTES Visa is a permanent visa that allows visa holders to live and work in Australia permanently.

For more information about the GTES Visa, see our page here.

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