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Employer Sponsored Visas

Employer Sponsored Visas allow Australian employers to sponsor skilled workers from overseas to live and work in Australia. These visas are for specific skilled labour as it relates to the employer’s business needs.

Visa Options For Employer Sponsors

The employer sponsored visa options available are the 482 Temporary Skill Shortage Visa, 191 Skilled Regional Visa, 400 Temporary Work Visa, 186 Employer Nominated Visa, 408 Temporary Activity Visa, and the 494 Regional Employer Sponsored Visa.

The employer sponsored visa options available are the 482 Temporary Skill Shortage Visa, 191 Skilled Regional Visa, 400 Temporary Work Visa, 186 Employer Nominated Visa, 408 Temporary Activity Visa, and the 494 Regional Employer Sponsored Visa.

482 Temporary Skill Shortage Visa 

The Temporary Skill Shortage employee sponsorship visa allows skilled workers to live and work in Australia for an approved employer temporarily for up to four years. After three years in Australia on a subclass 482 visa, workers and their dependents may be eligible to transition to a Permanent Residency visa.

191 Skilled
Regional Visa

The subclass 191 visa is the permanent residency pathway for 494 and 491 visa holders. 494 and 491 visa holders must have lived and worked in a designated regional area for three years.

400 Temporary
Work Visa

This visa allows you to do short-term, highly specialised work in Australia. It is suitable for those who possess specialised skills, knowledge or experience not generally available in Australia.

186 Employer
Nominated Visa

The 186 employer sponsored visa program allows skilled workers, who are nominated by their employer, to apply for permanent residency. The 186 Employer Nominated sponsorship visa has two streams, the Temporary Residence Transition and the Direct Entry stream.

408 Temporary
Activity Visa

The 408 Temporary Activity visa allows applicants to undertake certain activities in Australia on a temporary basis, including sports coaching and research activities.

494 Regional Employer Sponsored Visa

The 494 visa is a provisional employer-sponsored one that allows employers located in the designated regional area of Australia to nominate skilled workers.

482 Temporary
Skill Shortage Visa

The Temporary Skill Shortage employee sponsorship visa allows skilled workers to live and work in Australia for an approved employer temporarily for up to four years. After three years in Australia on a subclass 482 visa, workers and their dependents may be eligible to transition to a Permanent Residency visa.

191 Skilled
Regional Visa

The subclass 191 visa is the permanent residency pathway for 494 and 491 visa holders. 494 and 491 visa holders must have lived and worked in a designated regional area for three years.

400 Temporary
Work Visa

This visa allows you to do short-term, highly specialised work in Australia. It is suitable for those who possess specialised skills, knowledge or experience not generally available in Australia.

186 Employer
Nominated Visa

The 186 employer sponsored visa program allows skilled workers, who are nominated by their employer, to apply for permanent residency. The 186 Employer Nominated sponsorship visa has two streams, the Temporary Residence Transition and the Direct Entry stream.

408 Temporary
Activity Visa

The 408 Temporary Activity visa allows applicants to undertake certain activities in Australia on a temporary basis, including sports coaching and research activities.

494 Regional Employer Sponsored Visa

The 494 visa is a provisional employer-sponsored one that allows employers located in the designated regional area of Australia to nominate skilled workers.

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Looking To Sponsor An Employee In Australia?

If you are an employer looking to sponsor an overseas worker, we can help! Contact us to schedule a discovery call so we can find out more about your business needs. 

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You can get in touch with the team on our support lines: 1300 227 658 or +61 (03) 9827 3721. Alternatively, you can book a free 10 minute consultation through our Acuity Portal.

Email us

You can get in touch with the team through our support email: aisupport@absoluteimmigration.com

Employer Sponsor Frequently Asked Questions

An employee sponsored visa is a type of visa that allows foreign nationals to work in a specific country based on sponsorship by an employer.

An employer needs to show that a person in Australia cannot fill your vacancy, the occupation must be on the list of eligible skilled occupations, and you must be an approved sponsor.

To sponsor an employee in Australia, an employer must be an approved sponsor and nominate the employee for the appropriate visa subclass, meeting all eligibility criteria and legal requirements.

There are several ways to get sponsored by an approved work sponsor.  . ontact Absolute Immigration  to find out more.