The Australian market needs skilled workers to satisfy the current offer. Given the labour shortage, many Australian businesses need to look at overseas workers to find the people they need to cover existing roles and secure new projects.
The employers willing to employ an overseas worker must apply for a sponsorship. There are precise requirements to satisfy and not all the employers are eligible to sponsor, nor all the employees can be sponsored.
But what does getting a sponsor mean?
The sponsor is an employer offering a contract to an overseas employee. This type of visa, most commonly known as VISA 457, VISA 187 or Employer Sponsored Visa, grants the future employee the full right to live and work in Australia, under certain conditions attached to it.
According to the situation, our Registered Migration Agent evaluates the whole scenario and addresses your case, advising the right visa you may qualify for.
Overview of the current options:
TSS visa 482: This is the most common Australia visa used to employ temporary overseas skilled workers in Australia up to four years. It involves a three-step application process:
1 | The employer’s sponsorship application needs to be lodged;
2 | Once approved as a sponsor, the employer is required to identify the position to be filled and the skills and experience required for the position by nominating an occupation from the Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) and a Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL).
3 | The employee can then apply for a sponsored visa.
You can apply for this Australian visa at the same time your employer lodges their applications to sponsor and nominate you.
Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa 187: This subclass allows employers in regional Australia to fill full-time, permanent skilled positions they are unable to cover through local workers. The application lodgement follows a three-step process, involving other governmental entities:
1 | The employer must apply for certification of a nominated position with a Regional Certifying Body (this is not required under the temporary residency transition stream);
2 | Once certified, the employer lodges the nominated position with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection;
3 | The employee can apply for an Australian visa to work in the country.
While this is a three-step process, you may apply at the same time your employer lodges their applications to certify the position through the RCB and nominate you.
In order to qualify for the Temporary Residence Transition Stream, the employee must satisfy the following criteria: having worked full time and ongoing for at least 2 years in the nominated position and for the same employer willing to sponsor him permanently. These 2 years must be under the 457 visa program (i.e. time worked during any other visa does not qualify or count for this purpose) or 3 Years under the TSS 482 visa (if the nominated position is in the Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL).
Employer Nomination Scheme visa 186: This sponsor visa allows Australian employers to sponsor highly skilled foreign employees for a permanent visa to work in Australia. Employees can be overseas or temporarily resident in Australia. It involves a two-step process under the Direct Stream:
1 | Employer nominates a position included in the Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL).
2 | Once the position has been approved, the employee can apply for a permanent visa to work in Australia.
As per the other two sponsored visa options, the 186 visa Nomination and Visa application can be lodged contemporarily.
In order to qualify for the Temporary Residence Transition Stream, the employee must satisfy the following criteria: having worked full time and ongoing for at least 2 years in the nominated position and for the same employer willing to sponsor him permanently. These 2 years must be under the 457 visa program (i.e. time worked during any other visa does not qualify or count for this purpose) or 3 years under the Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL).
It is our concern, as a registered Migration Agency with years of experience, to provide you with the most suitable solution in order to get your visa approved.
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As many overseas workers were not qualifying for the visa 457 because of the English level, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection considered to amend the required score to help people on gaining their visa to remain and work in Australia.
All visas granted on or after 14 September 2009 are subject to Condition 8501. This condition requires visa holders to maintain adequate arrangements for insurance for the duration of their stay in Australia. You can cancel your insurance if you arrange a new health cover one.
The Visa Application Charges change constantly according to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s dispositions. Fees vary according to the family composition and other factors. For a more accurate answer, you can visit this site:
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