There are several visa options that allow businesses to sponsor overseas workers to work in Australia. They are:
457 Temporary Business Sponsorship
Temporary Work (Skilled) or 457 visa allows businesses based either in Australia or overseas to sponsor workers for a temporary visa lasting up to 4 years. Only certain occupations are eligible for 457 visas, and employees must be paid at the market rate.
186 Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS)
The Employer Nomination Scheme is a permanent visa, and requires the nominating employer to be operating in Australia. The employee needs to show a higher level of skill than for a 457 visa, but otherwise the criteria are broadly similar to the 457 visa.
187 Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS)
The RSMS visa is a permanent visa and requires a job offer in a regional area. The position needs to be approved by a Regional Certifying Body, but otherwise the skill level criteria are lower than for an ENS visa. It requires the employee to remain employed in the regional area for 2 years of obtaining the visa.
We help your Business
As corporate immigration law changes frequently, we keep you up-to-date with the changes, ensuring that your business remains compliant with Immigration Law, including;
- Advice on business processes required by DIBP
- Work rights on visa application
- Advice when terminating a sponsored employee