Employer Sponsored Visas

Enable Australian employers to sponsor foreign workers for specific skilled positions. They bridge the gap in local skills shortages and enrich the workforce.
These visas cater to skilled workers and are an excellent pathway for those looking to migrate to Australia with job security. They are designed to address immediate skill shortages in the Australian labor market.

Benefits of this Visas

  • Job Security: Comes with pre-arranged employment in Australia.
  • Path to Permanent Residency: Some subclasses offer a direct route to permanent residency.
  • Full Work Rights: Unrestricted work rights in Australia.
  • Inclusive for Family: Family members can join the primary applicant in Australia.
  • Healthcare Access: Eligibility for Medicare, Australia’s public healthcare scheme.
  • Opportunity for Citizenship: Potential pathway to Australian citizenship after fulfilling residency requirements.
  • Regional Opportunities: Encourages skilled workers to live and work in regional areas, with certain visas.

Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (subclass 482)

Allows businesses to address labor shortages by bringing in genuinely skilled workers where they cannot source an appropriately skilled Australian.

Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186)

This permanent visa requires a nomination by an Australian employer. The applicant must work in a position under the employer's nomination.

Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (subclass 187)

For skilled workers who want to work in regional Australia. This visa involves a two-step process: a nomination by an Australian employer and an application by the skilled worker.

Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Visa (subclass 494)

A provisional visa that allows employers in regional Australia to sponsor (nominate) skilled workers from overseas.

Eligibility Requirements:

While eligibility criteria may vary depending on the specific visa subclass, common requirements for GSM visas typically include:

  • Nomination by an Australian Employer: Must be nominated for a specific position by an Australian employer.
  • Skill and Qualification Requirements: Relevant skills and qualifications for the nominated position.
  • English Language Proficiency: Adequate English language skills.
  • Work Experience: Required work experience in the nominated occupation.
  • Age Limit: Generally, applicants must be under 45 years of age.
  • Health and Character: Must pass health and character checks.
  • Salary Threshold: Must meet the minimum salary standards set by the Australian government.
  • License or Registration: If required for the nominated position.
  • No Outstanding Debts: Must not have outstanding debts to the Australian government.
  • Compliance with Australian Laws: History of compliance with Australian laws and visa conditions.

Application Processes:

Employer Nomination: Begin with your employer submitting a nomination application to the Australian government.

Visa Application Submission: After nomination approval, submit your visa application, including all required documentation.

Health and Character Assessments: Undergo health examinations and character assessments as part of the visa requirements.

Visa Decision:Wait for the decision on your visa application. Processing times can vary depending on the visa subclass and individual circumstances.

Commence Employment: Upon visa approval, start your employment in the nominated position.

Processing times vary by subclass and individual circumstances. It depends on the completeness of the application, the volume of applications, and the specific requirements of each visa subclass.

Yes, dependents, such as a spouse and children, can be included in your application. They will also receive the right to live, work, and study in Australia.

This depends on the visa subclass. Some visas may allow a change of employer, while others are strictly tied to the nominating employer. It's important to check the conditions of your specific visa.

The requirements vary by subclass. Generally, a competent level of English is required, but some visas may have higher requirements.

If the nomination is withdrawn, the visa may be canceled. It's crucial to maintain a valid nomination throughout the visa duration.

Certain subclasses, like the Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186), offer a direct pathway to permanent residency.

While Medicare provides healthcare coverage, having private health insurance is advisable for services not covered by Medicare.

Typically, there are no restrictions on travel, but it's essential to ensure your visa allows multiple entries and to comply with any specific conditions.

Losing your job may affect your visa status. It's important to understand your visa conditions, as some visas may require you to find a new nominating employer within a specific timeframe.

Transitioning to a different visa subclass is possible, subject to meeting the criteria for the new visa. It's important to plan and understand the eligibility requirements for the intended visa subclass.

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