Business Visas

Australian Corporate Migration Services

Diverse Portfolio of Successful Applications

HNW Global Network provides professional consulting services and acts on behalf of many businesses during the application process. We pride ourselves on our diverse portfolio, which ranges from our large Australian property developers and construction clients to our small business partnerships clients located in regional areas of Australia.  To date,  we have successfully assisted numerous Australian and international businesses sponsor overseas skilled workers who could not be sourced locally.

Depending on your business strategies and goals, we provide assistance on each of the three employer sponsorship streams:

  • Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) (subclass 186) – Enables Australian businesses to secure employees from a worldwide network who have the required skills to assist in developing their business long term.
  • Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) (subclass 187) – Enables employers located in regional areas to sponsor workers in a specific occupation long term.
  • Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) (subclass 482) – Allows employers to employ a skilled worker in regional and non-regional areas for a period of one to four years.

Why Choose Us ?

Our service is professional, efficient and customised. All of your sponsorship documents will be centrally located and managed by our business visa team. As a business client, you will have access to the direct mobile phone number of a senior migration agent who will be on call for any questions you may have.

Diverse Portfolio of Successful Applications

Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482)

This visa, referred to as the TSS visa was introduced in March 2018 to replace the Temporary Work (skilled) subclass 457 visa which was abolished at the same time. The TSS visa is a temporary visa that is valid for either one to four years, depending on your nominated occupation, the visa stream and your circumstances.

The TSS visa enables employers to address labour shortages by bringing in genuinely skilled workers where they cannot source an appropriately skilled Australian.

Employers seeking to sponsor or hire foreign workers can contact us via the Australian Employers section on our website.

TSS visa holders can work in Australia in their nominated occupation for their approved sponsor under one of three streams:

The Short Term Stream
The Short Term Stream
This stream is available if your employer wishes to sponsor you (as an overseas skilled worker) on a temporary basis only in occupations listed on the Short-term Skilled Occupation list(STSOL) for a TSS visa-see lists of eligible skilled occupations. It can be used to fill positions for a maximum of:

  • Two years or
  • Four years if an International Trade Obligation(ITO) applies

The Medium Term Stream
The Medium Term Stream
This stream is available if your employer wishes to sponsor you (as an overseas skilled worker) for periods of up to four years in occupations listed on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) or the Regional Occupation List(ROL) for a TSS visa-see lists of eligible skilled occupations.
The Labour Agreement Stream
The Labour Agreement Stream
This stream is available if your employer wishes to sponsor you (as an overseas worker) and has entered into a labour agreement with the Department.
General Eligibility (All Streams)
You might be able to get this visa, as an overseas worker, if you:

  • Have been nominated for a position by an approved sponsor and that nomination has been approved – see Approved sponsor
  • Meet any required skills and qualifications requirements including completing any skills assessments required
  • Meet English language requirements
  • If in Australia, hold a substantive visa, a subclass 010 (Bridging A) visa, a subclass 020 (Bridging B) visa or a Subclass 030 (Bridging C) visa
  • Have substantially complied with any conditions that apply or applied to your last visa
  • Meet health and character requirements
  • Meet the requirements of the stream in which you apply.

Approved Sponsor

Before you can apply for a TSS visa, your proposed employer will need to lodge a nomination application for you. They will only be able to do this if they are an approved sponsor or have at least lodged an application to become a standard business sponsor. To find out if you (the proposed employer) can become an approved sponsor you may submit an enquire here (selecting detailed enquiry, sponsor an employee)

About the Visa

There is no age requirement for this visa.

The TSS visa is for skilled workers who want to work in Australia temporarily. This visa involves a three-step process:

STEP 1: a sponsorship application by the employer

STEP 2: a nomination application for a skilled position by the employer

STEP 3: a visa application by the proposed employee

This visa is a temporary visa. It lets you and any member of your family unit who has also been granted this visa to remain in Australia for the period specified in your visa grant notification This visa allows you to travel to and from Australia for the duration of your visa and:

  • If you are the primary visa holder, to work in Australia for an approved sponsor in your nominated occupation
  • If you are a family member, to work and study in Australia.

Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) Visa (Subclass 186)

The Employer Nomination Scheme is a permanent visa that enables Australian employers to sponsor highly skilled workers to live and work in Australia.

This visa requires an offer and acceptance of skilled employment in Australia. It is also essential that you must have all of the relevant qualifications and/or work experience to be able to fill that position.

Employers seeking to sponsor or hire foreign workers can visit our Australian Employer Services page.

The Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visa has 3 streams:

Temporary Residence Transition Stream
Temporary Residence Transition Stream
For holders of a Temporary Skills Shortage (SC482) visa who have worked for their employer for at least 3 years in the same nominated occupation, where the employer now wants to offer a permanent position.
Direct Entry Stream
Direct Entry Stream
Generally, for applicants that have not held a 482 Visa for the last 3 years and have substantial skills and experience in the nominated position and have competent English language ability.
Agreement Stream
Agreement Stream
For applicants that will be sponsored by an employer through a labour or regional migration agreement.

The ENS Visa consists of 2 stages:

1. For the employer to make a nomination application, the employer will need to meet (among other things):

  • Establish the need to employ an overseas worker.
  • Demonstrate a dedication to training.
  • Pay the overseas worker a salary that is in accordance with at least the market salary. The contract of employment must also be in accordance with Fair Work Australia.
  • The position must provide equivalent terms and conditions of employment to the overseas worker that would also apply to an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia who is/ may be employed by the sponsor.

2. For the employer to make a nomination application, the employer will need to meet (among other things):

  • Have been nominated by an approved Australian employer in an eligible occupation;
  • Be less than 45 years of age*;
  • Have relevant qualification and/or skills*;
  • Have sufficient English Language ability, as required (dependant of stream)*;
  • Hold registration or license, if required;
  • Be of a good character and health;
  • Any secondary applicants have to satisfy relevant secondary criterion.

Applicants may access exemptions for the age, skills and English language criteria depending on the occupation, salary and past work experience for their particular case.

Entitlements of the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) Visa (Subclass 186)

Successful applicants and holders of an Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) Visa (Subclass 186) are granted permanent residency in Australia. This will allow you and your eligible family members to:

  • Stay in Australia indefinitely;
  • Work and study in Australia;
  • Enrol in Medicare, Australia’s scheme for health-related care and expenses;
  • Apply for Australian citizenship (if you are eligible);
  • Sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence;
  • Travel to and from Australia for five years from the date the visa is granted (after that time, you will need a resident return visa or another visa to return to Australia).

Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) Visa (Subclass 187)

The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) Visa is a permanent visa that assists Australian businesses to sponsor skilled workers to live and work in regional areas of Australia.

This visa requires an offer and acceptance of skilled employment in regional areas of Australia. It is also essential that you must have all of the relevant qualifications and/or work experience to be able to fill that position.

Generally, there are two stages involved in subclass 187 Visa applications:

Step 1:   Employer to make a nomination application. The employer will need to meet (among other things):

  • Be actively operating in regional Australia and located outside major metropolitan centres;
  • Seek certification for regional certifying body (RCB). The RCB must certify that the position is in high demand in the regional area and suitable for the business;
  • Demonstrate a dedication to training
  • Proof and offer of employment of at least 2 years;
  • The position must provide equivalent terms and conditions of employment to the overseas worker that would also apply to an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia who is/ may be employed by the employer.

Step 2:    Applicants to be eligible for a 187 Visa, you need to meet (among other things):

  • Have been nominated by an approved Australian employer in an eligible occupation;
  • Be less than 45 years of age*;
  • Have relevant qualification and/or skills*;
  • Have sufficient English Language ability, as required (dependant of stream)*;
  • Hold registration or license, if required;
  • Be of a good character and health;
  • Any secondary applicants have to satisfy relevant secondary criterion.

Applicants may access exemptions for the age, skills and English language criteria depending on the occupation, salary and past work experience for their particular case.