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Neo Phoenix Pty Ltd
Lawyers & Registered Migration Agents

We are experienced Solicitors and Registered Migration Agents with a proven track record. We offer personalised service with a reasonable fee structure.

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Employer Sponsored Visas for Australian Businesses

Australian business or overseas business operating in Australia can sponsor overseas skilled workers for a temporary or permanent residence visa depending upon the applicant’s skills, qualifications and work experience and the employer’s location and the position available and business needs.

The most common employer sponsored visa subclasses currently available are:

  • ·Temporary Work (Skilled) Subclass 457 Visa (temporary residency)
  • ·Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) Subclass 186 (permanent residency)
  • ·Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) Subclass 187(permanent residency)

Recently due to the tightening of occupations available under the 457 Visa and the slower processing times employers are switching focus to the Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) Subclass 400 visa.

From March 2018 the Temporary Work (Skilled) Subclass 457 Visa will be replaced by the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa.

Employer sponsored visas are ideal for businesses who need to fill a skill shortage which cannot be filled locally. Given the low unemployment rate and steady economic growth many Australian businesses across a wide range of industries are facing a hard time employing suitably qualified and experienced staff to help their businesses grow.

The Temporary Work (Skilled) Subclass 457 Visa can facilitate employment of overseas skilled workers on a temporary basis for either 2 years or 4 years. Your business will need to first become an approved Standard Business Sponsor (SBS) or, depending on the industry in which you operate, to negotiate a Labour Agreement.

Australian business can also recruit an overseas skilled worker for a permanent residency visa through the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) or the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS – location dependent). An employer does not need to be an approved SBS to use these programs. However the employer will need to lodge a Nomination Application which in many respects shares similar requirements to becoming an approved SBS. Initially however most employers choose to sponsor under the temporary residency Subclass 457 visa first.

Employer sponsored visas are also ideal for Australian or overseas businesses wanting to set up operations in Australia to recruit overseas skilled workers on a permanent or temporary basis to fill in skill shortages.

Contact us today for a professional assessment of your business sponsorship eligibility. We can even help you source suitably qualified overseas tradesmen and professionals.

We offer services to manage the Standard Business Sponsor (SBS) process and also handle the Nomination Applications and your employee’s Visa Application. After the applications have been approved by the DIBP our service also comes with our ongoing email support so that if your business wants to sponsor other workers or has other queries we can continue to assist you.

Related Client Testimonials:

We cannot thank Andre and My Australian Visa enough for all the hard work they put in to get the 457 visa. I was on a working holiday visa and running out of time and worried with all the law changes and the caveat that applied to my occupation. But everything worked out well , all thanks to the ...

457 Visa Granted for Cook - Caveat Occupation

We have used the legal services of Andre at My Australian Visa to help us through the visa processes 3 times now. The first time was when I was sponsored by my employer for a 457 Visa. Then as I married an Australian I was unaware of the processes to get a partner visa in Australia. Andre helped us ...

Thanks to Andre and the team from MyAustralianVisa my girlfriend and I are lucky to call ourselves Permanent Residents of Australia! Andre started to assist us back in 2013 with the Sponsorship visa and we just received our employer sponsored permanent residency visa. They were always great to deal ...

ENS, ENS Subclass 186 Visa, TRT stream

I sought the help of Andre and the awesome team at MY AUSTRALIAN VISA for my permanent residency application in October 2016. Upon taking my case Andre advised me to choose the employer nomination scheme ENS (subclass 186) visa as I was on a 457 visa as a metal fabricator. My employer agreed to go ...

Rajesh - Employer Sponsored Permanent Residency - ENS Subclass 186 Visa - TRT Stream

Thanks to Andre, always available, reliable and happy to explain all the circumstances, I have finally got my Australian Permanent Resident Visa. He has started to assist me since 2013 when I applied and successfully got the sponsorship (457Visa) with the business that I'm working for. That day when ...

Mauro - 457 Visa and ENS 186 Visa

I had chance to meet many immigration agents and immigration lawyers, some with good experience but too confident of them self and some other without knowledge of what they was going to do. I met Andre casually when I first arrived here and I chose him to help me out with my visa. He have always ...

Mariano - Standard Business Sponsorship (SBS) Nomination and Subclass 457 Visa Applications

Hi Andre, Thank you for your help and professional support. Now my family and I can plan a better future in Australia. I hardly recommend this immigration lawyer for his professionally, deep knowledge of the law and friendly attitude. We wish you all the best and I really thank you for everything. ...

Dario - 457 Visa - Temporary Residency Employer Sponsored Visa

Dear Andre, I would like to extend my heartiest thanks to you for your sincere effort of helping me with my visa application. Since 2012, when I first contacted you in regard of visa subclass 457, you guided me very well about the processing of my application. With your sincere efforts, ...

Harpreet - Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) Subclass 186 Visa

My husband and I first met Andre in January 2015 when he gave us a very detailed and knowledgeable overview of our visa options. We felt safe with the service provided by Andre and his colleagues from My Australian Visa due to their reliable and professional work habits and due to the fact that the ...

Julia - ENS Subclass 186 Visa - Employer Sponsored Permanent Residency

I have been extremely lucky and grateful in picking up MyAustralian Visa team as my migration lawyer. Ever since my first meeting with Andre, I was confident that my application is in good hands. MyAustralian Visa team, has been extremely professional and through with their knowledge about the ...

Sahil - ENS Subclass 186 Visa (Direct Entry) - VETASSSESS Skills Assessment – Onshore Applicant