There are several possibilities to sponsor an employee to work in Australia. Established businesses in Australia can sponsor employees from overseas. Businesses outside of Australia can also sponsor employees to work in Australia.
Sydney Migration International and its migration agents have established itself as a market leader by providing specialised advice and assistance to small and medium sized companies who seek to sponsor employees wishing to work in Australia.
We have provided an overview of sponsoring employees in Australia on our website: Sponsoring Employees
A Permanent Resident (PR) of Australia can live, work and conduct business without restriction in Australia. Permanent Residents have most of the rights and entitlements of an Australian citizen.
Permanent Residency status usually provides eligibility to access Medicare (the Australian National Health Scheme) and other Social Security benefits. They are also eligible to sponsor family members or parents for a permanent visa.
Finally, if you have Permanent Residence status and you satisfy certain residential requirements, you may apply for Australian citizenship.
The Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) visa (subclass 400) is perfect for applicants who plan to attend to business in Australia for up to three months, and will be involved in specialized, non-ongoing work or wish to participate in a non-ongoing event at the invitation of an organization.
This visa lets applicants:
Stay in Australia for up to three months (or up to six months in limited cases)
Attend to the business for which the visa has been granted
Include family members in the application
The subclass 400 visa should not be a quick and less cost intensive alternative to a Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457).
We support your business to second employees to Australia for short-term assignments.
There are three key stages to sponsoring an employee on a Standard Business Sponsorship:
Standard Business Sponsorship approval
457 visa approval
Sydney Migration International and its migration agents have established itself as a market leader by providing specialised advice and assistance to small and medium sized companies who seek to sponsor employees under a Standard Business Sponsorship in Australia.
We have provided an overview of the key stages to sponsoring an employee on a Standard Business Sponsorship on our website: Standard Business Sponsorshp
Overseas businesses, who don’t have Australian Business Numbers or Australian Registered Body Numbers, can be approved as overseas business sponsors in the same way that Australian businesses can.
Sydney Migration International and its migration agents have established itself as a market leader by providing specialised advice and assistance to small and medium sized companies who seek to sponsor employees under an overseas business sponsorship to work in Australia.
We have provided an overview of the requirements for applying for an overseas business sponsorship on our website:
VETASSESS has introduced procedural changes for their skills assessment applications to welcome the new Financial Year. By way of overview, VETASSESS has streamlined the application process and effectively reduced processing times.
Key changes include:
Assessments are now to be made regarding the highest qualification level regardless of relevance to the nominated occupation;
Changes to how employment experience is assessed and
A processing time of 8-10 weeks for assessment ready applications.
If you have been seeking to come to Australia on a General Skilled Migration visa, the changes mean that you will now be able to progress your application in a shorter space of time.
The Migration Institute of Australia has called for the government to ensure the correct balance on overseas skilled work visas.
The strain between protecting the local workforce and allowing support from foreign workers has intensified with the rising local unemployment figures. Given the geographically widespread population of Australia and the local country-to-city migration of workers, it is inevitable that we rely on foreign migration to ensure the strength and development of the economy.
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has recently considered a review of the Skilled Migration and Temporary Activity Visa Programs to allow for short term 12 month mobility visas and a substantial slashing red tape.
We fully support efficiency within the DIBP – provided that is not at the expense of overseas workers – as demonstrated recently in Tasmania where an employer was paying a visa holder less than $1.35 per hour.
We will keep you posted on any developments on cuts on red tape within the system as they arise. Watch this space!
NSW has introduced a selection based invitation process for accessing the Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) program. In a move that is similar to the approach of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, NSW will now require applicants to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to indicate that they wish to be considered for NSW Nomination.
NSW will then rank applicants based on their skills and experience and will issue invitations to the top ranking individuals to access the program.
It is noted that applicants will still be required to slot onto the prescribed occupation list for NSW.