Guide: Employment Sponsored Visas in Australia

Australia has a dynamic workforce teeming with opportunities for people looking to explore new opportunities abroad in their chosen line of work. Many aspiring individuals view employer-sponsored visas as the gateway to realising their aspirations in Australia, and here at NoBorders Law Group, we play a pivotal role in facilitating this journey for both individuals and employers. 

Our aim is to offer invaluable assistance in navigating the intricacies of employer-sponsored work visas. Read on to learn more about the different types of visas available and general eligibility requirements.

What is Employer-Sponsorship? What are Employer-Sponsored Visas?

Employer sponsorship in Australia entails an agreement where an Australian employer supports a skilled worker from abroad to join their workforce. This sponsorship is commonly associated with either the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa program or the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visa program. It enables employers to tackle skill shortages by recruiting talented individuals from overseas to fill designated roles that remain unfilled by Australian workers.

Employer-sponsored visas represent a crucial category that empowers Australian employers to sponsor and engage foreign talent. This mutually beneficial arrangement not only allows businesses to bolster their workforce but also provides skilled professionals with the opportunity to work and settle in Australia.

Australia boasts a diverse range of employer-sponsored visas, each tailored to distinct needs and eligibility standards. 

Key categories include:

  • Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa (Subclass 482): Designed for skilled workers sponsored by Australian employers for a predetermined duration, typically spanning one to four years, depending on the occupation.
  • Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) Visa (Subclass 186): Offering a pathway for skilled workers nominated by their employers for permanent roles in Australia.
  • Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) Visa (Subclass 400): Ideal for professionals engaged in short-term projects, conferences, or assignments.
  • Temporary Activity Visa (Subclass 408): Enabling individuals to participate in specific events or activities, such as sports, entertainment, or religious endeavours, sponsored by Australian organisations.

No Borders Law Group: Your Trusted Immigration Partner for Work Visas in Australia

Navigating Australia’s intricate visa landscape can be daunting, but our team at NoBorders Law Group excels in simplifying the process. Renowned for our expertise, our firm provides comprehensive services to both employers and individuals seeking employer-sponsored visas.

From document preparation to application submission, NoBorders Law Group handles every aspect, streamlining the visa application journey for our clientele.

Here are some things you should know about assessing your eligibility and preparing to make an application for an Employer-Sponsored Visa for Australia.

Securing an Employer-Sponsored Visa for Australia

To qualify for Employer Sponsored Visas in Australia, you must fulfil the following criteria: 

  • Occupation listed on the Skilled Occupation List
  • A minimum of two years of recent, pertinent work experience, though qualifications may not be obligatory (requirements vary depending on the occupation).

Cost and Processing Time

The cost and processing time for employer-sponsored visas vary from $310 AUD – $4,045 AUD, depending on the visa category and individual circumstances. NoBorders Law Group provides you with detailed cost breakdowns and estimates processing times, facilitating efficient planning and execution for a successful outcome.

Accurate documentation is crucial for a successful visa application. NoBorders Law Group ensures clients compile all necessary documents, including qualifications, employment offers, and additional requisites specific to their visa category.

Unlocking New Opportunities with Employer-Sponsored Visas

Employer-sponsored visas in Australia present promising prospects for skilled professionals and businesses alike. With No Borders Law Group’s expertise, the pathway becomes more accessible, enabling individuals and employers to harness Australia’s potential fully. Whether you’re a skilled professional eyeing a career in Australia or an employer seeking international talent, No Borders Law Group stands ready to assist. 

If you have an employer who has offered to sponsor you or if you are an employer looking to sponsor a worker in Australia, contact NB Migration Law today at +61 7 3876 4000 or complete our online form to embark on your visa journey.

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