Employer Sponsored Visas

Our firm has assisted a large number of businesses in securing temporary working visas for their prospective and current foreign employees.  We work alongside both businesses and employees to ensure consistent, high-quality applications at all stages.

Subclass 457 Visa

The Subclass 457 visa is the most common visa for businesses wishing to bring workers from overseas for temporary work in Australia. The business can be an Australian or overseas business. Visa applicants can live and work in Australia for up to 4 years with their sponsoring employer.

York Immigration has significant experience with 457 visas as a growing option for businesses looking to expand in Australia.

Why the 457 Visa?

  • This visa allows employers to sponsor staff for a period of up to 4 years.

  • Businesses which have no representation in Australia may bring employees to Australia to establish a branch, joint venture or agency distributorship and subsidiary branches in Australia, or to fulfil obligations for a contract or other business activity in Australia.

  • Applicants can bring secondary applicants with them who may study or work.

  • The 457 visa acts as a pathway to potential permanent residency in Australia.

Subclass 457 visa applications involve a three stage process, and York Immigration Services can assist you in all stages.

Subclass 186 Visa

The Subclass 186 visa is for businesses wishing to employ foreign workers for a permanent position in Australia. The visa has three streams:

  • Temporary Residence Transition stream – for workers who have been employed for at least 2 years while holding a Subclass 457 visa

  • Direct Entry stream – for people who have never, or only briefly, worked in Australia

  • Agreement stream – for people sponsored through a labour agreement

Subclass 186 visa applications involve a two stage process, and York Immigration Services can assist you in both stages.

If you feel that you are eligible for one of the visas listed above, please click on the Questionnaire download link below and  send your completed information to info@yorkimmigration.com . Should you require further assistance, please contact us for advice in relation to your matter by completing the Enquiry Form.

Alternatively, if your visa requirements do not match the information above, please explore the other visa options below.

Enquiry Form

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