Business Migration Experts

Supporting businesses with Australian visa enquiries is one of our major specialities. Staffed with an exceptionally experienced registered migration agent, we advise both employers and employees on matters relating to sponsorship, and provide professional representation when dealing with the Immigration Department.

Sponsoring an employee to work in Australia

Some temporary skilled work visas, namely the 482 visa and the 494 visa, require employers to be an approved business sponsor. The main components to becoming an approved employer sponsor include:

being a legally established and currently operating business

demonstrating a commitment to employing Australian workers

understanding your employer responsibilities as a business sponsor.

We advise employers on how to achieve this status and represent businesses when applying to be a sponsor.

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“Experience… Expertise…Communication”

Employer, John Burns, used Australian Business Migration Group’s registered migration expert, Greg Nicolson, to enable his business to sponsor employees onto temporary work visas and, later, through to permanent residency visas.

What are your employee sponsorship visa options?

As soon as your business has been approved to sponsor skilled workers from overseas, the position you are looking to sponsor needs to be the skilled occupation list.The Australian work visas open to sponsorship will vary depending on the occupation.

482 Visa

Qualifying employers can sponsor employees for the Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) for either 2 or 4 years depending on the occupation from the skilled occupation list.

494 visa

The Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 494) enables regionally-based businesses to sponsor a skilled worker (and their family) for a temporary skilled visa.

186 visa 

The Employer Nominated Scheme (ENS) subclass 186 visa enables Australian employers to sponsor a skilled overseas worker and gives your sponsored employee permanent residency in Australia. While you do not need to be a standard business sponsor to sponsor an employee using this scheme, your business does need to meet certain conditions.

187 visa 

The Regional Skilled Migration Scheme (RSMS) subclass 187 visa enables regional-based Australian employers to sponsor an overseas skilled worker and gives your employee permanent residency in Australia.

457 visa 

While these are no longer available, many businesses employ skilled workers who are 457 visa holders. If your employee was granted a 457 visa prior to 18th April 2017,  they may be able to transition to a permanent residency visa through the Temporary Residency Transition pathway.