Sponsored visa

SPONSORED VISA

DIRECT ENTRY STREAM

– This visa is closed to new applications. For more information see: Recent changes.

STAY:

– Permanently

COST:

– From AUD4,045

PROCESSING TIME:

–  75% of applications: Processing times are not available

–  90% of applications: Processing times are not available

WITH THIS VISA, YOU CAN:

–  Live, work and study in Australia indefinitely

–  Sponsor eligible family members to come to Australia

–  If eligible, become an Australian citizen

YOU MUST:

–  Have an occupation on the relevant list of eligible skilled occupations

–  Have an Australian employer nominating you to work in a position in regional Australia

–  Depending on your occupation, demonstrate you have at least 3 years of relevant work experience

–  Depending on your occupation, have a skills assessment

–  Agree to remain employed with your nominating employer in regional Australia for a minimum of 2 years

PROCESS

TEMPORARY RESIDENCE TRANSITION STREAM

– This visa allows skilled workers, who are nominated by their employer in regional Australia, live and work in Australia permanently.

–  You must be a transitional subclass 457 or subclass 482 worker

–  Usually, you must have worked for your employer full-time for at least 3 years

–  You must be nominated by your employer

STAY:

–  Permanently

COST:

–  From AUD4,045

PROCESSING TIME:

–  75% of applications: Processing times are not available

–  90% of applications: Processing times are not available

WITH THIS VISA, YOU CAN:

–  Live, work and study in Australia indefinitely

–  Sponsor eligible family members to come to Australia

–  Apply for Australian citizenship, if eligible

YOU MUST:

–  Hold a substantive visa or a Bridging visa A, B or C

–  Usually, have worked for your employer in regional Australia for at least 3 years full time while holding a subclass 457 or TSS visa

–  Have been nominated by an Australian employer whose nomination was approved in the 6 months prior to you applying