Working visas

IMPORTANT! The following ENS/RSMS changes which will come into effect on 1st of July 2017:

  • Raising the English language requirement for all applicants to competent English (IELTS 6/6/6/6)– with TRT and Direct Entry requirements to be consistent;
  • The upper age limit for Direct Entry ENS and RSMS will be lowered to 45 years of age;
  • Further changes to occupations lists and their application to relevant visas will come into effect.

IMPORTANT! Effective from 19 April 2017, the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL) is being replaced by the Short term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)

IMPORTANT! Effective from 19 April 2017, the Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL) is being replaced by the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL).  

IMPORTANT!  Any new visa applications for:

  • Temporary Work (Skilled) (subclass 457),
  • Employer Nomination (Class EN) Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186);
  • Regional Employer Nomination (Class RN) Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (Subclass 187)

lodged from 19 April 2017 onwards will have to have their occupation on the STSOL or MLTSSL occupation lists.

IMPORTANT! From March 2018 the new TSS visa will have replaced the 457 visa.

Employer Nominated or Sponsored Working Visa Program includes Temporary and Permanent working visas to fill in high skill vacancies in Australia. Australian or overseas businesses that have been unable to meet their skill needs from the Australian labour market can sponsor skilled overseas employees and members of their family unit included in their application.

The working visa program makes it possible:
• to fill a genuine skilled position for a paid employee;
• to make Australian business more competitive on the international markets;
• bring economic benefit to Australia.

There are two subclasses of permanent working visas:

  • Employer Nomination (Class EN) Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186);
  • Regional Employer Nomination (Class RN) Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (Subclass 187).

Subclass 186/187 visas have three streams:

  • The Temporary Residence Transition stream is for subclass 457 visa holders who have worked for two years, while holding a subclass 457 visa, in the same occupation with their nominating employer (who is not subject to a labour agreement and who has lodged a valid nomination under the Temporary Residence Transition stream), who wants to offer them a permanent position in that occupation.
  • The Direct Entry stream is for:
    • people who have been nominated by their employer (the Australian or offshore business) under the Direct Entry stream
    • people who have never, or only briefly, worked in Australia, or
    • temporary residents who do not qualify for the Temporary Residence Transition stream.
  • The Agreement stream is for people sponsored by an employer through a negotiated formal labour agreement with the Australian Government.

The Australian Temporary Work (Skilled) (subclass 457) visa allows Australian and overseas employers to sponsor an overseas worker to enter Australia for a period of between one day and 4 years in order to engage in skilled work. The visa holder’s family unit members can also gain entry to Australia, and may work and/or study during their stay. This visa is designed to enable employers to address labour shortages by bringing in genuinely skilled workers where they cannot find an appropriately skilled Australian.

The Temporary Work (Skilled) (subclass 457) visa provides two types of business sponsorship:

  • Standard business sponsorship is for the Australian or overseas businesses that have been unable to meet their skill needs from the Australian labour market and can sponsor skilled overseas employees under the subclass 457 visa programme under the standard business sponsorship arrangement.
  • Labour agreements are formal agreements between the Australian Government and an employer allowing for the recruitment of overseas workers.

All fees are in Australian dollars and are for my professional immigration services only. Any disbursements or miscellaneous expenses incurred that are associated with the migration process (e.g. sponsorship, nomination, skills assessment fee, visa application charges, translation costs etc.) are not included.

For those who are interested, the range of average fees for professional services, charged by registered migration agents is available on MARA web site.

Please note these fees do not include visa application charges payable to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) and cover only visa application related services.

In the case of selecting a Licensed Australian Migration Agent you are primarily guided by the question of cost of services, I will match or better any genuine offer made to you in writing by another migration agent, provided that it does not contradict the legislation of Australia.

  • Employer Nomination (Class EN) Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186) visa– $5,700
  • Regional Employer Nomination (Class RN) Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (Subclass 187) visa – $5,700
  • Temporary Work (Skilled) (subclass 457) visa:
    • if Standard business sponsorship required –$5,700;
    • if Standard business sponsorship is not required –$3,500;
  • Each additional applicant (member of a family unit) – $500.

Immigration Services for the permanent or temporary working visas include:

  • Comprehensive ongoing and personalised advice, provision of information, and documentation on all aspects of the visa application process;
  • Assistance with preparation of all necessary documents for the Australian or overseas business and visa applicant;
  • Business sponsorship and nomination eligibility evaluation of the Australian or overseas business;
  • Assistance to the business with Training Bench Mark and Market Salary Rate requirements;
  • Preparation and submission of a Standard business sponsorship  application on behalf of the Australian or overseas businesses;
  • Preparation and submission of a nomination application on behalf of the Australian or overseas businesses;
  • Preparation and submission of a skill assessment application, alone with the required documents and forms on behalf of the client to the skills assessment bodies of Australia, representing clients in these organizations;
  • Certification of copies of documents, subject to the inspection of the originals by the Registered Migration Agent;
  • Payment of all application fees and charges on behalf of the client;
  • Preparation and submission of a visa application to the Department of Immigration and BorderProtection (DIBP) and ongoing representation of interests of the client there.

Additional services for the permanent or temporary working visas that are provided for an extra charge or by third parties include:

  • Translation of the documents by a NAATI accredited translator. It is possible to use alternative to the NAATI translations as long as they are accordingly certified. Though such translations may not be accepted by the Australian Post Office when applying for the Australian Passport. Please discuss fees for the translations directly with NAATI accredited translators. An average cost of all translations required for a visa application ranges between AUD$200.00 to AUD$1,500.00.

  • Assistance with Syllabi for Accounting qualifications skills assessments;
  • Comprehensive submissions writing for extremely complex cases.

This page provides a summary information on 26 of May 2017. Australian immigration law is complex and it changes on a regular basis. If you have any additional questions or require further clarification, please, do not hesitate and contact me regarding this matter and, if appropriate, to arrange a mutually convenient time for an appointment.

Respectfully,

Viktor Ovcharenko MARN 0964258

+(61) 35222300 (GTM +10, working hours 08.00- 20.00)

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Respectfully,

Viktor Ovcharenko MARN 0964258

+(61) 35222300 (GTM +10, working hours 08.00- 20.00)

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