Employer Sponsored Visas

Subclass 482

This visa allows a skilled worker to travel to Australia and work for his or her employer (sponsor) for up to four years.

To be eligible to apply for this visa you need to:

  • Be sponsored by approved employer
  • Have a required skill to fill the nominated position by the approved sponsor
  • Satisfy English language requirement (score a minimum 5.0 scale of IELTS or equivalent) or be exempted. Or have a Labour agreement in place.

Subclass 186

This is a permanent visa which allows you to live and work in Australia under three different streams:

This is a permanent visa which allows you to live and work in Australia under three different streams:

Temporary Residence Transition stream

This visa lets skilled workers, who are nominated by their employer, live and work in Australia permanently.

  • You must hold a 457, TSS or related bridging visa A, B or C
  • Usually, you must have worked for your employer full-time for at least three years
  • You must be nominated by your employer

Direct Entry Stream

This visa lets skilled workers, who are nominated by an employer, live and work in Australia permanently.

  • you must be nominated by an Australian employer
  • your occupation must be on the relevant list of eligible skilled occupations.
  • you must have at least Competent English

Labour Agreement stream

This visa lets skilled workers who are nominated by their employer live and work in Australia permanently. The Labour Agreement stream might be for you if you currently work, or will work, for an employer who is party to a labour agreement.

The employer must have a labour agreement

to be eligible to apply for this visa you need to:

  • be under 50 years of age;
  • be nominated by an approved Australian employer;
  • be under 45 years of age if applying under the Direct Entry stream;
  • meet qualification, English language and skill requirements.

Subclass 187

This is a permanent visa for skilled worker who wants to work in regional Australia. This visa allows you to work under three different streams:

Temporary Residence Transition stream

  • You must hold a 457, TSS or related bridging visa A, B or C
  • Usually, you must have worked for your employer full-time for at least three years
  • You must be nominated by your employer

to be eligible to apply for this visa you need to:

  • be under 45 years of age;
  • be nominated by an approved Australian employer;
  • meet qualification, English language and skill requirements.

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