Employer Sponsorship Visas
Quality employees are a precious resource for any company and there is a world of talent available to those companies who sponsor overseas employees.Sponsoring employees comes with a host of potential immigration issues. Many business owners and human resource professionals find the red-tape overwhelming and are unable to keep up with changes to legislation and Department of Immigration policies. This leads to the process taking much longer than necessary, and in many cases to applications being refused by the Department of Immigration. Increased compliance requirements expose employers who do not fully understand sponsorship obligations to fines, being locked out of the sponsoring employees and criminal sanctions. Acacia helps Human Resources Managers and Business Owners to transition overseas talent to Australia in the most efficient way possible – saving time, reducing risk and within a market-competitive fixed fee structure.There are several common visa options that allow businesses to sponsor workers, including:
457 visas allow businesses based either in Australia or overseas to sponsor workers for a temporary visa lasting up to 4 years.
The Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) allows employers to “sponsor” employees for permanent residence. Only Australian businesses can access the ENS program, and there is a higher level of skill required by the applicant than for the 457 visa.
An RSMS is a permanent visa requiring a job offer in a regional area of Australia. The skill level for the employer is lower than for ENS and it is possible to sponsor in a wider range of occupations than 457 and ENS.Apart from these options, there is a wide range of other potential solutions which may be better suited for an employer’s specific needs. Acacia has experience with them all and can recommend the best solution for your business.