Applying for the 186 visa, which is employer sponsored, is a great pathway to permanent residency. We handle and lodge all visa application and employer sponsorship requirements.
VISA NOMINATIONS & SPONSPORSHIP
Employer applications to nominate employees for sponsored visas such as the 186 visa are not simple. There are various requirements on which employers need to satisfy the Department of Immigration. But sponsored work visas remain an excellent pathway to permanent residency for many people. Don’t be an applicant who misses out on a PR opportunity because you didn’t understand all the issues. Get our expert advice on relevant sponsored visas such as the 186 visa or the 187 visa regional visa or the 482 temporary visa. We advise on English test score, skills and other requirements. We ensure the highest quality documentation and supporting evidence to give a nomination or visa application the best foundation for approval.
Despite recent major work visa changes, sponsored visas such as the 186 visa and the regional 187 visa still provide excellent pathways to PR even though the 457 visa has been dropped. Overseas workers can still be sponsored for shorter term temporary visas or for permanent visas. Short-term work visas would generally be for two years or less, while permanent visas allow the holder to live and work in Australia permanently.
Some permanent work visas such as the 189 visa do not require sponsorship. Others such as the 186 visa, the 187 regional visa and the temporary 482 visa require employer sponsorship. Other permanent visas are sponsored State or Territory governments.
But do you know which visa is best for you? Do you understand which visa gives you most certainty? At Australian Migration Action, we advise applicants on the best visa for them. And we assist employers with all aspects of the sponsorship process. We detail all available options and the advantages and disadvantages of different visa pathways We ensure you are eligible for the visa which best fits your situation.
EMPLOYER REQUIREMENTS FOR SPONSORSHIP
Essential criteria for businesses to be able to sponsor migrant workers for visas such as the 186 visa include:
Hold an ABN (or equivalent)
The business to be actively and lawfully operating
Demonstrate a genuine need to hire an overseas worker(s)
The role to be filled is a skilled occupation
Demonstrate that valid efforts have been made to recruit a citizen or permanent resident (such as proof of advertising)
The employment terms and conditions are at least the equivalent of those offered an Australian citizen or permanent resident
Have a business track record with no significant black marks.
EMPLOYING 186 VISA WORKERS
Employers often can’t find local workers with the skills they need, so the 186 visa and other work visas allow them to recruit suitable overseas workers. That’s why the Australian and New Zealand immigration policies recognise the importance of employers being able to sponsor workers from overseas to provide essential skills for their businesses. Consequently, there are various visa options for tradespersons, professionals and diverse specialists to come and work in Australia and New Zealand.