Employer Sponsored Visas
If your business is experiencing a skill shortage, the Employer sponsored visas allow businesses in Australia and overseas to sponsor skilled workers who have recognised qualifications and skills in particular occupations required in Australia.
To make sure you avoid costly mistakes you need timely, accurate and relevant migration advice that is clear, practical and affordable.
Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS 187)
The RSMS visa requires a job offer in a regional area. The position needs to be approved by a Regional Certifying Body based in the regional area. The resulting RSMS visa is a permanent visa, but is subject to cancellation if the employee leaves employment within two years of obtaining the visa.
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In general there are three stages to an RSMS Subclass 187 application:
There are three possible application pathways for an RSMS visa:
In order to be granted an RSMS visa, the employee must be offered a position in a ‘regional area’. The regional areas are specified by postcode by the Department of Immigration.
The following are considered Regional areas for the purposes of RSMS sponsorship:
The requirements for RSMS are more straightforward than ENS in a number of important ways:
The main difficulties employers face when obtaining RSMS visas are as follows:
Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS 186) Permanent Visa
The Employer Nomination Scheme is a permanent visa for skilled foreign national workers from outside Australia or skilled temporary residents who live and work in Australia.
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The Employer Nomination Scheme is a permanent visa, and requires the nominating employer to be operating in Australia.
In general there are two stages to the ENS Subclass 186 application:
There are three possible application pathways for an ENS 186 visa:
Difficulties which can be encountered in applying for ENS visas include:
Temporary Skills Shortage Visa (482) Temporary Visa
Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) 482 visa, allows businesses based either in Australia or overseas to sponsor workers for a temporary work visa. This is the most common visa used by businesses to obtain foreign national workers. It allows these persons to work for up to 2 or 4 years under the sponsorship of their employer. Visa work holders have to work in their nominated position within the business and cannot work for any other employer whilst on this visa. In most cases businesses will have to demonstrate the following;
- they have tested the local labour market
- meet the Annual Market Salary Rate for the nominated position
- Salary must be a minimum TSMIT $53,900
- Pay the Skilling Australia Fund levy.
- the visa applicant meets the skill requirements for the nominated position and;
- Only certain occupations are eligible on either the STSOL or MLTSSL Occupation Lists.
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In general there are three stages to the Subclass 482 application:
1) Standard Business Sponsorship
In order to sponsor employees for a temporary 482 work visa, most businesses need to be approved as a Standard Business Sponsor.
To obtain the approval, you need to show:
Once obtained Sponsorship approval is generally valid for five years.
2) Business Nomination
3) Visa Application