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Employer-sponsored visas

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EMPLOYER-SPONSORED VISAS

You may be eligible for immediate permanent residence under a 186 or 187 Employer-sponsored visa (direct entry stream) if you:

  • Want to live and work in Australia
  • Are under 50 years old (exemptions available)
  • Can read, write and speak English at least to IETLS 6 level (exemptions available)
  • Have a degree or diploma or three year’s full-time employment experience
  • Have an employer to sponsor your visa

You may be eligible for immediate permanent residence under a 186 or 187 Employer-sponsored visa (transitional residence stream) if you:

  • Want to live and work in Australia
  • Are under 50 years old (exemptions available)
  • Can read, write and speak English at least to IETLS 5 level (exemptions available)
  • Have been employed in the same occupation on a 457 Temporary Employer-sponsored visa with the same employer for two years; and
  • And the same employer agrees to employ you on in the same position for two years

The 187 Employer-sponsored visa is only available for employment in regional locations in Australia, but has a longer list of occupations that employees can be sponsored under.

The 186 Employer-sponsored visa is available for employment anywhere in Australia, but is has a shorter list of occupations – Consolidated Skilled Occupation List – that employees can be sponsored under. The direct entry stream of the 186 Employer-sponsored visa requires a positive skills assessment from the relevant Skills Assessment Body.

You may be eligible for the 457 Temporary Employer-sponsored visa if you:

  • Want to live and work in Australia
  • Can read, write and speak English at the IETLS 5 overall level (exemptions available)
  • Have a certificate, diploma or degree or three year’s full-time employment experience
  • Have an employer to sponsor your visa

If you do not have an employer to sponsor you, please contact us as there are options available.

How much and how long:

187 or 186 Employer-sponsored visa

Australian immigration department visa application charges*:

  • Primary applicant – $3,640
  • Family members 18 and over – $1,820
  • Family members under 18 – $910
  • Employer sponsorship/nomination – $550

*Approximate charges including the 1.08% credit card surcharge.

Crest Migration professional application services fixed fees (includes GST):

  • Permanent employer-sponsored 187 or 186 visa – $3,960
  • Family member included in the visa application – $990
  • Skills assessment application service – $1,980

Crest Migration individual application service fixed fees (includes GST):

  • 187 or 186 nomination only – $2,970
  • 187 or 186 visa application only – $2,970

Estimated preparation and processing times:

  • Visa application preparation time – 2 to 8 weeks – may be longer depending on evidence available
  • Immigration department processing time – 6 months

457 Temporary Employer-sponsored visa

Australian immigration department visa application charges*:

  • Primary applicant and family members 18 and over – $1,072
  • Family members under 18 – $270
  • Employer sponsorship/nomination – $760

*Approximate charges including the 1.08% credit card surcharge.

Crest Migration professional application services fixed fees (includes GST):

  • Temporary employer-sponsored 457 visa – $3,960
  • Family members included in the visa application – $990

Crest Migration individual application service fixed fees (includes GST):

  • Standard Business Sponsorship application only – $2,970
  • 457 nomination only – $2,970
  • 457 visa application only – $2,970

Estimated preparation and processing times:

  • Visa application preparation time – 2 to 8 weeks – may be longer depending on evidence available
  • Estimated immigration department processing time – 4 to 6 weeks

To find out if you are eligible for the employer-sponsored visa or you are considering sponsoring an employee – email reception@crestmigration.com or call +61 (7) 5592 0164 and book an initial consultation meeting for up to one hour for $198 (includes GST). Consultations can be in-person (Brisbane and the Gold Coast) or by phone, skype or email.