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Employment Visa

EMPLOYMENT VISA

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NEEDS MIGRATION is an Australian owned company managed by migration specialists in providing Immigration and Education services.

All our migration agents are registered with the office of MARA

TEMPORARY WORK (SKILLED) VISA (SUBCLASS 457)

This visa is a temporary work visa for employers to sponsor skilled worker to work in Australia in their nominated occupation. The applicant must have an employer who can sponsor them as part of the visa application process. The applicant must be sponsored by an approved business when the position nominated by the business cannot be filled by an Australian citizen or permanent resident. This visa is valid for up to four years which may lead to Permanent Residency In Australia either through sponsorship by an eligible employer or the skilled migration program. The applicant needs to have skills and English language ability to meet the criteria of this visa. The procedure for persons seeking a 457 visa to work in Australia is a 3-stage process.

1. Sponsorship

The first stage is for the business to seek approval to sponsor and recruit overseas workers. The sponsor must be lawfully engaged in, and actively operating, a business in Australia
Once sponsorship status is approved, it is valid for 3 years.

2. Nomination

The second stage of the process is where the business must nominate an individual applicant for the position in Australia. The nomination must relate to an occupation which meets a minimum skills threshold. The nominated position must be employed on equivalent terms and conditions.

3. Visa Application

The final stage for the business sponsored 457 visa is where the nominee submits an application for the 457 visa. The visa applicant must demonstrate the skills to match the nominated position. The applicant must have genuine intention to perform duties of nominated position.

EMPLOYER NOMINATION SCHEME (ENS-SUBCLASS 186)

The Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186) is for skilled workers who are sponsored by their employers for permanent residence visa. It has three streams:

Direct entry stream:

For people nominated by an Australian employer

Temporary residence transitional stream:

For people already in Australia on 457 visa for employment who have worked for two years and are nominated by the same employer

Agreement stream:

For people on Labour Agreements

Applicant is required to meet the following criteria.

  • has been nominated by an approved Australian sponsor
  • is younger than 50 years of age, unless exempted
  • meet the skills, qualifications and English language requirements, unless exempted

REGIONAL SPONSORED MIGRATION SCHEME (RSMS-SUBCLASS 187)

This visa is a permanent residence visa for skilled workers who want to work in regional Australia. It has three streams:

Direct Entry Stream:

For people either in Australia or overseas, who are seeking permanent residence through a nomination by an Australian employer,

Temporary Residence Transition Stream:

For people already in Australia on 457 visa for employment and are nominated by the same employer

Agreement Stream:

for people, either in Australia or overseas, who are seeking permanent residence through a nomination by an Australian employer under a Labour Agreement
Applicant is required to meet the following criteria.

  • has been nominated by an approved Australian sponsor
  • is younger than 50 years of age, unless exempted
  • meet the skills, qualifications and English language requirements, unless exempted

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