Employer Sponsored Visas


Employer sponsored visa are for the skilled overseas or Australian temporary visa holders who are sponsored and nominated by an eligible sponsor. This visa is for only skilled applicants where employer are able to demonstrate that the employer is unable to find a suitable Australian citizen or PR. Labour Market Testing is required for this visa subclass. There are separate list of occupations available for each visa subclass and separate primary criteria requirements.

Employer Sponsored Visas
  • Temporary Skills Shortage Visa 482
  • Employer Nomination Scheme 186
  • Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme 187
The employer-sponsored visa program has been the subject of intense review and significant change over the last few years. The selection criteria and obligations on employer sponsors under the program are considerable. AUSA Migration has extensive experience over the last 10 years in this highly complex area of migration law.
Most employer-sponsored skilled migrants commence on a temporary 482 visa and then progress after a period of time to a permanent employer sponsored visa.