who is this visa for?

This visa is for persons being sponsored by an eligible employer to live and work in Australia indefinitely.

Employer Sponsored Visas - Information for Employers wanting to Sponsor a Current 482 Visa Holder

Employers whose employee has been employed whilst on a Temporary Work (Subclass 482) visa for 3 in the past 4 years, may be eligible to sponsor the employee for a Permanent Employer Sponsored visa.

To sponsor a current 482 visa holder through the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) employers must be able to demonstrate that they:

  • 1. Will pay the prospective employee at the Market Salary Rate;
  • 2. Are actively and lawfully operating a business in Australia and that there is nothing adverse known about the business or its Directors;
  • 3. Seek to fill a genuine job vacancy;
  • 4. Are the direct employer of the applicant;
  • 5. Are able to meet financial obligations as set out by the Department of Immigration.

For further information regarding permanent Employer Sponsorship of an existing employee who is the holder of a subclass 482 visa please contact the Australian Migration Advisory.

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Obligations as a Permanent Employer Sponsored Visa Holder

This is a Permanent visa allowing the holder to remain in Australia indefinitely. There are no work or study restrictions placed upon this visa.