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Australian Employer Immigration Questions

Frequently Asked Questions for Employers

Below is a list of our Frequently Asked Questions for Employers answered by Sydney migration agent. Please let us know if you have any further questions by completing the Make an Enquiry Form on this page.

Temporary Skill Shortage subclass 482 (TSS visa)

What is the Temporary Skill Shortage subclass 482 (TSS visa)?

What are the differences between the previous standard business sponsorship, nomination and 457 visa, and the current TSS process that was brought in from March 2018?

Will the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS visa) cost me more to employ skilled workers?

Who is eligible for the TSS visa?

I have employees wishing to nominate occupations on the STSOL, can they apply for a TSS visa?

What are the requirements we must meet for TSS Sponsorship?

I have an employee who has held a 457 visa for almost 2 years, can I still apply for Permanent Residence?

Are there new requirements for sponsoring employees for Permanent residence after they have held a TSS visa for a certain period of time?


What is the Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) Levy?

Can the Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) Levy be refunded?

Why comply with 457 sponsor training benchmarks?

What are the 457 visa employer requirements ?

Are changes to an existing subclass 457 visa holder's salary rate allowed?

Is my business eligible as an employer nominated sponsor?

What are the benefits of sponsoring overseas nationals?

What are my 457 business sponsor obligations?

Is your applicant ineligible for the 457 visa? Have you considered a 402 visa?

How do I determine if my employees can legally work and what are the implications for employing illegal workers?


Current COVID-19 Travel Restrictions, Implications for Employers

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What does an employer eligibility consultation involve?

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