Employer Sponsor Visas

Employer Sponsored Visas – A Guide For The Nominee

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Have you got an employer who wishes to sponsor you? Where do you start? 

There are threes most commonly used visas when comes to an employer sponsored/nominated visa.

Please note that currently we do not provide services concerning finding you a suitable employer sponsor. Instead, you can visit websites like SEEK, CareerOne for the relevant information. 

Are you looking to add your partner to your current 457 or 482 visa? Please click here for further information.

Were you a primary 457 visa holder or you have been applied for (and since you have been granted) a 457 visa as the main applicant on or before 18 April 2017? If so you might be able to access the transitional arrangement rules. Please click here for more information. 

Do you have a problem with your 457 or 482 visa? Have you considered the SkillSelect visa options? Click here for more information.

Subclass 482 (Temporary Skill Shortage) Visa 

There are three steps involved in applying for this visa –

  1. Application for Standard Business Sponsor Status
  2. Application for Nomination
  3. Application for Visa Application 

For information that relates to the first two steps please refer to our Employers page by clicking here.

To qualify for a 482 visa, the applicant must:

  • be nominated for a position that closely matches one of the occupations listed on the relevant Skilled Occupation List.
  • have the sufficient qualification and/or skills to perform the tasks stated in your job descriptions. 
  • at least 2 years full-time work experience.
  • unless exempt, achieve:
    • an IELTS (or other equivalent tests) overall test score of at least 5.0 with no less than 4.5 in each component of the test if you are a short-term visa applicant. 
    • an IELTS (or other equivalent tests) overall test score of at least 5.0 with no less than 4.5 in each component of the test if you are a medium stream applicant.

 Subclass 186 (Employer Nomination Scheme) Visa 

This is a permanent residency visa.

For both Temporary Residence Transition Stream (TRT) and Direct Entry Stream (DE) applicants there are two steps involved in applying for this visa.

  1. Application for Nomination
  2. Application for Visa

For information that relates to the first step please refer to our Employers page by clicking here.

To qualify for this visa one must:

  • unless exempt, be less than 45 years of age
  • be nominated for a position that closely matches one of the occupations listed on the relevant Skilled Occupation List.
  • have worked for three years in the same position with their 457/482 visa sponsor (for TRT applicants only)
  • have the sufficient qualification and/or skills to perform the tasks stated in your job descriptions. 
  • have at least 3 years full-time work experience.
  • have your skills/qualifications assessed by the legislated skill assessment bodies (for DE applicants only)
  • have a full/unrestricted license if required (e.g. Registered Nurses, Electricians and Plumbers).
  • unless exempt, achieve an IELTS (or other equivalent tests) test score of at least 6.0 in each component of the test.  

Subclass 494 (Skilled Employer Sponsored) Visa  

This is a temporary employer sponsored visa for up to 5 years. The visa holder will be eligible to access Medicare and if eligible, apply for permanent residence after 3 years from the time the visa is granted. 

  1. Application by the employer to be an eligible sponsor 
  2. Application for Regional Certifying Body (RCB) 
  3. Application for Nomination 
  4. Application for Visa

For information that relates to the first two steps please refer to our Employers page by clicking here.

To qualify for this visa one must:

  • unless exempt, be less than 45 years of age
  • nominated for a position that closely matches one of the occupations listed on the relevant Skilled Occupation List.
  • be employed in a regional area of Australia (Note: The entire WA state is currently regarded as regional Australia).
  • be nominated for a position that closely matches skilled level one to three occupations specified under the ANZCO frame work.
  • have the sufficient qualifications and/or skills to perform the tasks stated in your job descriptions.
  • have your skills/qualifications assessed by the legislated skill assessment bodies have a full/unrestricted license if required (e.g. Registered Nurses, Electricians and Plumbers).
  • achieve an IELTS (or other equivalent tests) test score of at least 6.0 in each component of the test.

Require further assistance?

If you prefer to book a private appointment to see our registered migration agent please call us on 0861899070.

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