For employers considering taking on workers from overseas, there is a process that must be followed to for a work visa to be granted that allows them to work in Australia. As part of that process, an employer is regarded as a worker’s sponsor, and it is essential that they what the approval procedure is. Failure to follow it can mean an application is rejected.
The main process has three stages to it, and we recommend seeking help from an expert migration agent in your destination to make the process as smooth as possible.
- Approval Of The Business As A Sponsor
- Approval Of The Position Being Offered
- Approval Of The Visa
For each one of those three stages to be completed there are a number of requirements that must be met, and as you read on, we will outline the requirements for each stage.
Stage #1: Approval Of A Business As A Sponsor Requirements
In order for a business to be considered a valid sponsor of overseas workers it must be approved as a Standard business Sponsor (SBS). There are two main requirements which must be met. The first is quite simply that the business is currently trading and operating as a valid business. There is no minimum time on this, so even if it is a new business, as long as it trading normally, it can be approved as an SBS.