Under the Permanent Employer Sponsored Migration Program, employers are allowed to sponsor highly skilled foreign workers for permanent residence to fill vacancies in their business. There are 2 visa subclasses under the program – the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme and the Employer Nomination Scheme.

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The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme and Employer Nomination Scheme are designed for persons who would like to work and live in Australia permanently. To be eligible for the visas, you must be under 50 years of age and have been nominated by an approved Australian employer for a job in Australia. If you are applying for the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme the job must be located in Regional Australia, that is outside of Gold Coast, Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney, Wollongong and Melbourne.

The visa may be applied through one of the following 3 streams:

  1. Temporary Residence Transition stream: only 457 visa holders who have worked with their nominated employers for 2 years can apply for this
  2. Direct Entry Stream: this visa stream is designed for persons who have never worked or only briefly worked in Australia or temporary residents who do not qualify for the Temporary Residence Transition stream.
  3. Agreement Stream: this stream is designed for persons who been nominated by an employer through a labour agreement

Please contact us to speak with one of our Experienced Immigration Solicitors and Registered Migration Agents about the right stream, your obligations and the requirements for this visa.