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Depending on your circumstances, different sponsorship options may be available. Currently there are three main visa subclasses which are offered under business or work sponsorship:
- Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa (subclass 482)
- Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visa (subclass 186), and
- Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) visa (subclass 187)
Each of these visa categories have their own criteria to be met. You also need to have a sponsor, and have your skills assessed. There is an English Language requirement to be met but in exceptional circumstances you might be exempted.
Sponsorship category visas usually have a few stages. You need to make sure your sponsor meets the special requirements, then you will go through skill assessment. In the third phase, you apply for nomination. Nomination simply means that your sponsor nominates you for a certain position. Once nomination application is successful, finally you can apply for the visa application. There are some differences between various sponsorship subclasses but the above process is quite similar in all of them.
In summary, you need to:
- Gather all the necessary documents (ID documents, translations, English test requirement, employment related documents, educational qualifications, etc.)
- Get your qualifications and work experience assessed
- Lodge the business sponsorship application where necessary
- Lodge the nomination application
- If nomination is successful, you lodge your visa application
There are different subclasses and visa streams for sponsorship and the fees can vary significantly. So it is best to check the costs with your lawyer or migration agent. You may also google “Visa pricing estimator – Immigration and citizenship”. Hopefully this will take you to a page where you are asked to enter the number of applicants and further details. Then you will be given an estimate of your visa application charge.
Please bear in mind that the assessment of your credentials ad nomination fees are also part of the overall costs
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