Employer Sponsored Visa Types
Employer sponsorship isn’t one-size-fits-all. There are many visa options available and it is important to select the right visa subclass for both the business and the individual being sponsored.
True Blue Migration manages the following employer sponsorship visa subclasses.
An employer-sponsored 482 visa allows you to live and work in Australia on a temporary visa, for 1, 2, 3 or 4 years. The visa length, English requirements and pathway to Australian permanent residency depends on the nominated occupation.
Both the Temporary Residency Transition (TRT) and the Direct Entry (DE) pathways of this employer-nominated visa give permanent residency to you and your family. The TRT pathway is open to 457 visa holders or 482 visa holders when certain criteria are met.
For this permanent residency visa (also with a TRT and a DE pathway) your employer must be in a regional area. The list of available occupations for the 187 DE pathway is much larger than for the 186 DE visa. The DE pathway requires certification from the relevant regional board.
Temporary Activity Visa (Subclass 408)
This visa allows applicants to undertake certain activities in Australia on a temporary basis, including sports coaching and research activities.
Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 494)
This visa will replace the 187 (RSMS) visa from 16 November 2019, with 9,000 places available annually.
Are you and your employer eligible for visa sponsorship?
The Australian work visa program is designed to fill skill shortages and provide employers with access to labour that cannot be found locally. Both you and your employer must meet certain criteria in order to be eligible for employer sponsorship.
This may depend on:
- The employer’s location, trading history and genuine need for the position to be filled
- The shortage occupation list, the nominated position and the offered salary
- Your relevant work experience and/or qualifications
- Your age and your English competency
Your employer may also need Standard Business Sponsor (SBS) approval before an employer-sponsored visa can be granted.
We help both you and your employer through the employer-sponsored application process. To find out if you can be sponsored by an employer, please complete our online assessment form.
You can also call us on (08) 6189 5333, (03) 9038 9070 or (02) 8206 8869 to find out more.