Business sponsor process Alan Rigas
Company & Business Sponsored Migration
There are three steps to obtaining a 457 visa for an overseas employee.
Become a business sponsor
To apply for approval as a business sponsor, the business must demonstrate:
it is of good standing and can meet its obligations under the sponsorship by providing documents such as business registration, financial statements, annual reports, newsletters etc.
the commitment of the business to train Australian residents or to introduce new technology or business skills. Under the training benchmarks this means that the business must in the 12 months leading up to the application have:
expended not less than one percent of its gross payroll on training its Australian employees, or
paid the equivalent of at least two percent of its gross payroll to a registered industry training fund.
the business must also demonstrate it has the financial capacity to meet the obligations of employing a non-resident employee.