Employer Sponsored Visas for Australia

Employer Sponsored Visas

When applying under Australia’s skilled migration program, the occupation you nominate must be present on the Australian Skilled Occupations List (SOL).

This list outlines all the occupations that are needed in Australia.

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Visas for Australia

Employer Sponsored Visas for Australia

There are 3 types of Employer Sponsored Visas:


Employer Sponsored Visa –Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa

One of the more common options for working temporarily in Australia. It enables an employer who has been approved to act as a business sponsor to nominate a skilled position in Australia, and the intended employee can subsequently apply for a visa to fill that position.

The Australian government replaced the old 457 visa with the new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa in March 2018.

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Employer Nomination Scheme Visa – subclass 186

The Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visa scheme allows employers in any area of Australia to sponsor in highly skilled employees on permanent visas.

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Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme Visa – subclass 187

This visa scheme enables employers in regional areas of Australia to sponsor in employees on permanent visas.

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What next?

If you want to apply for a Australia Visa or want to find out more information about emigrating to Australia, please either :

Call us on 0800 193 6900


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Australia FAQ


How much money am I required to bring as landing money when I enter Australia for the first time?

You are not required to have any specific amount. To have a reasonably comfortable “settling in” experience the more the better.

We have loans and credit cards debts, will this affect our application for migration? What would happen if we leave these debts behind? Also will it affect our credit rating in Australia or cause any trouble getting a mortgage once we get there?

Your credit rating is not checked for your migration application so it will not affect you getting your visa. However it may affect your credit rating in Australia as some banks carry this over and may affect getting a mortgage. If the debt is large there is every reason to suspect that they will track you down – paying off a £ debt on an $AUD income can be hard.

Can you emigrate if you have previously been bankrupt?

Generally yes. Some serial bankrupt people could be knocked back under “character”. If you are going as a business person there would be a major, if not insurmountable, problem.

After the processing fee for the visa, what other costs would be there after receiving permanent residency through Skilled migration?

Medical & police clearance & postage should do it assuming you don’t have any language charges or bonds to pay.

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Team Expertise

Team Expertise

Richard Gregan heads Overseas Emigration Visas, originally from New Zealand, Richard is a specialist in New Zealand emigration. Registered with the the Immigration Advisers Authority, Richard has been involved with New Zealand visas since 1995.

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