Sponsors: Obligations Apply!

Sponsors: Obligations Apply!

When it comes to sponsoring migrant employees, employers need to ensure they meet sponsorship obligations. Employers can hire or sponsor skilled workers already in Australia that hold a working visa or they can sponsor skilled workers to come to Australia. Sponsorship obligations start the day a standard business sponsorship is approved or a work agreement commences. To retain or renew a standard business sponsorship, sponsor obligations must continue to be met.

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What are the employer obligations for a 457 visa?

What are the employer obligations for a 457 visa?

One of the most popular routes into Australia is via a sponsored 457 visa. This Temporary Work visa aims to address genuine skills shortages in the Australian labour market by bringing people from overseas who have skills which are in demand. But employers using the 457 program, must become approved business sponsors and abide by certain obligations set out by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. There are penalties for not complying with the regulations. Visa Solutions Australia can guide employers through the sponsorship approval process and advise them of their obligations as a 457 sponsor.

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