Employer Sponsored Visas


Employer Sponsored Visas
  • Temporary Skills Shortage Visa -sc482
  • Employer Nomination Scheme -sc186
  • Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme -sc187

The employer-sponsored visa program has been the subject of intense review and had significant changes 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.  To apply for sc482, the applicants must have a minimum of two years of work experience in the last five years. The work experience will be counted only after post qualification. 

From 16th November 2019, the sc187 - under the direct Entry Stream will be closed for the new applicants and the new visa subclass 494 will commence. 

The applicants can apply under sc186 TRT stream, if they have been working with the same employer for a period of three years while holding the sc457 or sc482 visa holders. ( the relevant experience is two years if the applicant had lodged or had sc457 visa before 18th April 2017.