There is a broad range of visa options for Professopnals and other Skilled Migrants who are willing to work in
Whether you are looking for temporary or permanent employment (including Sponsorship) in Australia this is
The 457 visa is the most commonly used visa program for Australian or overseas employers to sponsor skilled overseas workers to work in Australia temporarily.
If you are a skilled worker, this visa allows you to come or to stay in Australia and work for an approved business for up to four years in occupations appearing on the Skilled Occupation List. (Note: for start-up businesses visas can be approved for up to 18 months).
Minimum 3 months – Maximum 4 years
You may need to have a skills assessment if you are a trade’s worker and are a citizen of a certain country.
Standard Business Sponsorship
Employers need to be approved as sponsors in order to employ/sponsor overseas workers. As an approved Standard Business Sponsor businesses are able to nominate positions during the five year validity of the sponsorship approval (the validity of sponsorship in the case of start-up businesses is 18 months).
In order to become an approved sponsor, a business needs to show that:
To successfully sponsor a visa applicant, the employer must first nominate an occupation on either the Skilled Occupation List or the Consolidated Skilled Occupation List. In addition, the employer must also demonstrate that:
A labour agreement is a formal agreement negotiated between the Department of Immigration and Broder Protection and an employer. Labour agreements enable Australian employees to recruit a specified number of workers from overseas in approved occupations in response to identified skill shortages in the Australian labour market. This process involves lengthy negotiations with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and with other stakeholders.
After a subclass 457 visa holder has worked for their sponsor for at least two years, they are able to apply for a permanent employer sponsored visa under the Temporary Residence Transition stream.
Open Migration is pleased to advise you about your eligibility and to provide you with assistance in obtaining a 457 visa. For more information about this visa and how you can start the application process contact us by phone or email to arrange a free consultation.
The processing time varies depending on the type of visa you apply for, for instance student visa applications are usually finalised within 1-3 months, partner visas within 12-15 months, permanent employer sponsored visas within 6-8 months from the date of lodgment. Have a look at the service standards of the Department for more information HERE
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