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 Visa - Information for current holders of a Temporary Work (Subclass 482) visa wanting to apply for a Permanent Employer Sponsored visa
Persons who have worked in Australia for a minimum period of 3 in the past 4 years as the holder of a Temporary Work (Subclass 482) visa may be eligible to apply for a Permanent Employer Sponsored visa.
To satisfy the requirements for this visa, applicants must be:
- 1. Sponsored by an employer whose business is based in a metropolitan area;
- 2. Less than 45 years of age (unless exemptions apply);
- 3. Able to score a minimum score of 6.0 on each band of an IELTS examination or be the holder of a passport from the U.K., U.S.A., Canada, Ireland or New Zealand. Please note that where registration or licensing is required a higher IELTS examination score may be needed;
- 4. Nominating a position which matches, or closely aligns, with the nominee’s subclass 482 occupation. A formal skills assessment will not be required;
- 5. Registered or licensed with the relevant authority (if required for the occupation);
- 6. Provided with a letter of offer (or contract) from an eligible Australian employer;
- 8. Paid at the market salary rate.
For further information regarding permanent Employer Sponsorship of subclass 457 visa holders please contact the Australian Migration Advisory.Additional requirements may apply
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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;
Visa holders need to hold health insurance or reciprocal health rights for Medicare.