- Temporary Skills Shortage Visa subclass 482
- Employer Nomination Scheme subclass186
- Skilled Employer Sponsored (Provisional) subclass 494
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.
The new 494 visa is a provisional visa subclass which requires you to be sponsored and nominated by a regional employer. The applicant needs to have a skills assessment, Competent English Language skills and approved RCB certification. The applicant can apply for a permanent visa after working with the same employer for a period of three years and meeting other salary and age criteria. As part of the application, there is a requirement for RCB certification, LMT and payment of a SAF levy. This levy needs to be paid by the employer during the nomination application.