Sponsored working visas are one of the most favoured visa programs to win the right to work temporarily or permanently in Australia. They are the most streamlined visa options and easiest to apply for if you are skilled, have competent English Language ability and have an Australian employer that is willing to sponsor you in a suitable position.
The two most common sponsored visa programs are the 482 (previously called 457) temporary working visa and the ENS/RSMS visa programs.
To be eligible for a 482 visa you must meet the following:
You can be in or outside Australia when you lodge your application and include your family member in the application. The processing time frame for this application can range between 4 to 8 weeks. If approved the visa will be valid for a period up to 4 years and you may be eligible to apply for a permanent residency after 3 years.
As part of the visa conditions you must comply with the following:
The Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) or the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) are two permanent visa programs available to those who are highly skilled and are offered a permanent position by an Australian employer located either in the metropolitan areas (for ENS) or regional areas (for RSMS).
These visa programs involve a two-step process; firstly, be nominated by an approved Australian employer and then lodging a visa application under one of the three nominated streams:
In addition, to be eligible you must meet the following general criteria:
The processing time frame for these types of visa programs normally take between 4 to 12 months and for any further information on these types of visas contact us for a free assessment.
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