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How To Sponsor a Foreign Worker To Australia?


How To Sponsor a Foreign Worker To Australia?

Australian employers and overseas employers have the ability on sponsoring foreign worker to Australia. Many businesses choose this option when they face difficulties in recruiting specialized skilled roles at their business in Australia.

Types of sponsorship visas available:

Requirements for sponsoring foreign workers

  • Your business must operate legally.
  • Nominate a job/occupation that requires foreign workers and is listed on the eligible occupation list or consider doing a Labour Agreement with the Commonwealth.
  • Your business has the financial capacity to fulfill sponsor obligations.
  • Does not have information that could be detrimental to your business
  • Follow Immigration monitoring requirements

Under TSS 482 and SESR 494 visas, employers must obtain sponsorship approval before they can sponsor and recruit foreign workers. Employers can be Australian businesses operating in the country or overseas businesses wishing to open a branch in Australia.

Process on sponsoring foreign worker to Australia

  • Apply to become a sponsor
  • Conduct a labour market testing
  • Nominate the foreign worker and agree on the number of nominated workers granted
  • Pay the Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) Levy: The SAF Levy aims for employers to contribute to the development of skills in the Australian community, with funds managed by the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations.
  • Submission of the sponsor visa application by the prospective foreign worker
  • Employers must bear all costs associated with becoming a sponsor, submitting nominations, and sponsoring foreign workers.

Steps to sponsoring foreign worker to Australia

Steps to sponsoring foreign worker to Australia

Specific requirements, processes, and documents you need to provide depend on the chosen visa option.

  1. Inability to Find Someone in Australia to Fill the Vacant Position
    • Your business needs to demonstrate that you cannot find a suitable worker in Australia to fill the vacant position. You must provide evidence of labour market testing.
  2. The Intended Position Must Be Listed
    • The sponsored position/occupation must be listed on the eligible occupation list. If not, consider negotiating a labour agreement. Ensure that the foreign skilled worker meets qualifications and will be paid according to market standards and visa requirements. The choice of visa depends on the nominated occupation.
  3. Find a Visa that Fits the Needs of Employees and Employers
  4. Ensure that the employer and their business qualify to become sponsors
    • Feel free to contact us if you need assistance in assessing your business
  5. Apply to Become a Sponsor
    • Your business needs to be an approved sponsor to sponsor foreign skilled workers.
  6. Nominate the Position
    • Your business must nominate the skilled position/occupation according to the selected visa type and include details of the foreign worker who will fill the position.
  7. Complete the Visa Application
    • After your business completes the sponsorship and nomination processes, the prospective employee can then apply for and complete the visa application. Ensure that the candidate meets the visa criteria. Some candidates may need a skill assessment according to the specified authority. This skill assessment is part of the visa application process.

Salary requirements

Employers wishing to nominate workers for subclasses 482, 494, and 186 must meet specific salary and job conditions. If the foreign worker’s salary is less than AUD 250,000, your business must demonstrate:

  • Accurate Annual Market Salary (AMSR) determination
  • Not paying the foreign worker less than the specified AMSR
  • AMSR and the salary to be paid to the foreign worker not less than the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT), which is currently AUD 70,000 (applicable after July 1, 2023).

Duration of sponsorship for foreign workers

Varies depending on the job category and visa type, the current duration is as follows:

  • TSS Visa Subclass 482 has a duration range of 1-4 years,
  • SESR Visa Subclass 494 lasts for 5 years, and
  • ENS Visa Subclass 186 grants permanent residency directly.

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Do you need assistance?

If you or your business are interested in determining eligibility in sponsoring foreign worker to Australia with the available subclass visas, contact us at ONE derland Consulting.

Our visa specialists at ONE derland Consulting will assist and give you complete suggestions in extending your stay in Australia. We have a 98% success rate and are one of Australia’s most highly recommended migration agents. Read our 4.9* score customer reviews.

We are complex visa specialists. As registered Australian migration agents with the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA), we are regulated in our professional practice and bound by the profession’s Code of Conduct issued by the Migration Agents Registration Authority.

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