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Ready, Set, Go Down Under: The Ultimate Guide to Obtaining an Employer Sponsored Visa in Australia

Updated: Mar 20, 2023


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Congratulations on making the exciting decision to start a new life in Australia! Whether you're an aspiring chef, a skilled engineer, or just someone looking for a change of scenery, Australia has something to offer everyone. And with the help of Active Migration, the transition to your new life down under just got a whole lot easier.


So, you've found your dream job in Australia, and now it's time to start the visa process. But what type of visa do you need? Well, if you're lucky enough to have an employer who is willing to sponsor you, then an Employer Nominated Sponsored Visa is the way to go!


"Provide any relevant documentation, such as contracts or job offers, to show that you have a genuine job offer and a legitimate working relationship."

Before we dive into the requirements and best practices for a successful sponsored visa application, let's take a quick look at the different types of sponsored visas available in Australia.



Your visa options


There are several options to choose from, including the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa, the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) visa, and the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visa.


Now, let's focus on the Employer Nominated Sponsored Visa. To be eligible for this visa, you must have a job offer from an Australian employer who is willing to sponsor you for a permanent residency visa. The employer must also be able to demonstrate that they are unable to find an Australian citizen or permanent resident to fill the position.


In order to have the best chances of success with your sponsored visa application, it's important to understand the requirements for sponsorship. Your employer will need to provide a Nomination Application, demonstrating that they are a legitimate business and that they support your visa application. They will also need to provide evidence of their ability to pay your salary, and evidence of their commitment to training and developing Australian workers.


When it comes to building a strong case for your sponsored visa, demonstrating the strength of your relationship with your employer is key. Provide any relevant documentation, such as contracts or job offers, to show that you have a genuine job offer and a legitimate working relationship.



And now, for some light-hearted advice!

To ensure a successful sponsored visa application, avoid these common mistakes:


Don't forget to bring a smile to your visa appointment. It's been scientifically proven that smiling improves your chances of success by 42% (or at least that's what we like to tell ourselves).


Don't forget to include that one crucial piece of evidence, like a letter from your boss. Trust us, it's like forgetting the icing on a cake - it just doesn't work without it!



Knowledge is key


At Active Migration, we understand that the visa application process can be overwhelming, which is why we're here to help every step of the way. Our registered MARA Migration Agents are experts in the field and are dedicated to finding the best option for you and your unique situation. So, let's get started on your journey to a new life in Australia today!


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