Work / Employer Nominated Visa to Australia

Employer Nominated and Sponsored Visas

  • Subclass 457 Employer Sponsored Temporary Visa
  • Subclass 186 Employer Nominated Permanent Residence Visa
  • Subclass 187 Regional Sponsored Permanent Visa
  • Subclass 400 Temporary work visa (short stay)

Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457)

This visa lets a skilled worker travel to Australia to work in their nominated occupation for their approved sponsor for up to four years. ​​We pride ourselves for subclass 457 visa because of our 100% Client Satisfaction rate in this particular visa subclass. The Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa (subclass 457) allows skilled workers to come and join Australian workforce and work for an approved business for up to four years.

Prerequisites for 457 Visa:

You must be sponsored by an approved business. Any business in Australia can sponsor someone for this visa if they cannot find a suitable candidate for their Business within Australian citizens or permanent residents to do the skilled work.

With this Visa you Can:

  • Work in Australia for four years.
  • Bring your family to work or study in Australia.
  • Travel in and out of Australia as often as you want.

For this Visa Sub class your Employer should meet certain requirements, which are as follows:

  • Employer must be an approved Sponsor
  • Employer nominates you for a certain position.

Employer Nomination Scheme Subclass 186

The Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186) is for skilled workers who want to work in Australia. This visa involves a two-step process, firstly, nomination by an approved Australian employer and then an application under the nominated stream. It is part of the Permanent Employer Sponsored Visa programme.

This visa is a permanent residence visa. You can​ be in or outside Australia when you apply. If you are in Australia, you must hold a substantive visa or a bridging visa A, B or C.

The visa has three streams:

The Temporary Residence Transition stream is for subclass 457 visa holders who have worked for two years, while holding a subclass 457 visa, in the same occupation with their nominating employer (who is not subject to a labour agreement and who has lodged a valid nomination with us under the Temporary Residence Transition stream), who wants to offer them a permanent position in that occupation.

The Direct Entry stream is for:

  • People who have been nominated by their employer under the Direct Entry stream
  • People who have never, or only briefly, worked in Australia, or
  • Temporary residents who do not qualify for the Temporary Residence Transition stream.

The Agreement stream is for subclass 457 visa holders sponsored by an employer through a labour agreement.

You might be able to get this visa if you:

  • Have been nominated by an approved Australian employer
  • Are younger than 50 years of age, unless you are exempt
  • Meet the skills, qualifications and English language requirements, unless you are exempt
  • Apply under the stream for which you were nominated.

Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (Subclass 187) (RSMS)

A permanent resident visa, the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa (subclass 187) is for skilled workers who want to work in regional Australia. This visa involves a two-step process:

1. A nomination by an approved Australian employer.
2. An application under the nominated stream.

It is part of the Permanent Employer Sponsored Visa program. You can be in or outside Australia when you apply. If you are in Australia, you must hold a substantive visa or a bridging visa A, B or C. You can submit an expression of interest in case you do not have an employer nomination. This can be done through SkillSelect. Your submission of EOI can then be reviewed by prospective employers and state and territory governments to decide whether to nominate you for skilled migration.

This Visa Sub Class has three main streams and you have to select one of these three to apply for your RSMS visa.

The Temporary Residence Transition stream is for subclass 457 visa holders who have worked for two years, while holding a subclass 457 visa, in the same occupation with their nominating employer who wants to offer them a permanent position in that occupation.

The Direct Entry stream is for those:

  • People who have been nominated by their employer under the Direct Entry stream.
  • People who have never, or worked for short time in Australia
  • Temporary residents who do not qualify for the Temporary Residence Transition stream can also apply for through direct stream.

The Agreement stream is for people who are nominated by an employer through labour agreement.