Work Visas and Sponsorships
Benefits for 457 visas in the Northern Territory
Employers in the Northern Territory receive benefits and concessions from the Australian Government: Businesses are allowed to sponsor staff from overseas in occupations that are not permitted under the standard 457 visa program. The program also includes concessions on English language requirements and salary levels.
Temporary Business Sponsorship (457 visas)
Temporary Work (Skilled) or 457 visa allows approved businesses based either in Australia or overseas to sponsor workers for a temporary visa lasting up to 4 years. Only certain occupations are eligible for 457 visas, and employees must be paid at the market rate.
Self-Sponsorship on a 457 visa
You may be eligible to obtain a 457 visa via the self-sponsorship pathway, if you decide to found a company in Australia and to delegate or second yourself to Australia as an employee in your own company.
A 457 visa can lead to permanent residency in Australia.
Standard Business Sponsor (SBS)
We can assist you to become an approved Standard Business Sponsor (SBS) so you are able to employ temporary skilled workers under the 457 visa scheme. As an approved SBS employer, you can nominate unlimited positions to be filled by temporary visa workers.
Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) Visa Subclass 186
This visa is for skilled workers who are sponsored by an Australian company for a permanent stay in Australia. The applicant can be inside or outside of Australia at the time of application and at the time of grant.
Regional Sponsorship Migration Scheme (RSMS)
Visa Subclass 187
This is a very popular visa pathway as it is exclusive for skilled workers who are sponsored by an Australian company that is located in a regional area of Australia. All of Northern Australia is considered as regional! The position needs to be approved by a Regional Certifying Body, but otherwise the skill level criteria are lower than for an ENS visa. The RSMS visa is a permanent visa, but is subject to cancellation if the employee leaves employment within 2 years of obtaining the visa. The applicant can be inside or outside of Australia at the time of application and at the time of grant.
Our service for work visas & sponsorships include:
- Advice on visa requirements for sponsor and applicant
- Preparing Skills Assessment if required
- Preparing Standard Business Sponsor application if required
- Preparing Employer Nomination if required
- Preparing visa application
- Explaining your obligations and rights as a visa holder and sponsor
- Providing advice and assistance to businesses and organisations
- Helping workers bring their partner and family to Australia, if requested
- Helping to find work for partners and family members, if requested.
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