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The employer-sponsored visa allows Australian employers to sponsor specific highly-skilled labor to serve their business needs and fill genuine vacancies within their business. In addition, it also allows skilled labor of a foreign country to explore their employment options with Australian employers if they require their skills in any case.

Prospective overseas employees who are responding to an employer shown an interest in sponsoring them, and Australian employers are looking for an overseas employee will need to meet specific criteria to become eligible for an overseas employee hire under Employer-Sponsored Visa in Australia.

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Employer Sponsored Visa subclasses

Employer Sponsored Visa – service catogories 

Temporary Skill Shortage Visa – 482

The Temporary Skill Shortage visa (TSS) is a work visa for candidates willing to work in Australia under sponsorship. Hong Kong passport holders can stay for an additional one year (5 years in total) with this visa. This visa is valid up to two to four years after it is granted. The TSS allows Australian employers to sponsor a person from overseas to work with them in Australia.

You may be eligible to apply for the TSS visa if you have the skills to fill a job position with an Australian employer who is looking to recruit you. At least two years of work experience is required with an additional requirement of proficiency in the English language. Holders of this visa have the privilege to study to and from Australia as many times as they want while the visa is valid. The visa costs AUD 2,645 (approx.) with a processing time between 5-9 months.

Temporary Activity Visa – 408

The temporary visa allows you to enter the continent and participate in numerous events endorsed by the Australian Government. The visa is limited for participation in certain events that the Australian Government has endorsed. The applicant can stay in Australia for the duration of the event or up to 4 years on this visa.

The application cost for applying under a visa is free. However, the applicants must select ‘yes’ to the visa application charge concession in the application and select the ‘Nil VAC’ option. Processing times are not available for this visa at the moment.

Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Visa – 494

The Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Visa (subclass 494) is a provisional residency visa available to skilled workers. It is available to the skilled workers who are already living and working in Australia as temporary residents and skilled workers living outside Australia. A worker must have skills in any occupation as defined in the Regional Occupation List and also be nominated by an employer in a proper designated regional area to earn eligibility for this visa.

This visa allows the visa holder to live, work, and study in designated regional areas of Australia. After three years from the time this visa is granted, the visa holder can apply for permanent residence. It visa costs AUD 4,045 (in approx.) and is valid for five years after it is granted.

Employer Nomination Scheme Visa – 186 (ENS)

Under the Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186), eligible Australians nominated by their employers can live and work permanently in Australia. These permanent residency visas are for skilled workers. These Permanent Residency visas are available to applicants who are already living and working in Australia as temporary residents. It is also available to those living outside Australia.

With this visa, you can indefinitely work, live and study in Australia. To be eligible to apply under this visa subclass you must hold a subclass 457, TSS, or related Bridging Visa A, B, or C while working for your employer for at least three years. The visa costs AUD 4,045 (in approx.) and the processing time lies between 13- 17 months.

Employer sponsored visa subclass categories 

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