Subclass 482 Visa
What does my employer need to do to sponsor my visa?
Who can sponsor a company for a 482 visa?
Quite often many employers suggest sponsorship without really knowing what are the obligations, costs or requirements.
In this article, we try to provide insight into what it takes for a company to become a standard business sponsor. We try to answers questions such as:
Please note, this article only covers, the standard business sponsorship. For further details please refer to the nomination and visa application process here.
Sponsoring 482 visa
The very first step for a company to sponsor someone is to become a standard business sponsor. In my opinion, this is probably the easiest part of the process. The hardest part, in my opinion, is the nomination.
Have a legally established and currently operating business
To become a standard business sponsor, your business must be legally established and currently operating. Now the business can be set up all sorts of different structure – Pty Ltd, Trusts, partnerships etc…
Have no adverse information regarding your business
Employing local labour
Please review this link for a full list of the obligations. Some of the most common obligations are listed below:
Every application is different, but some of the most common documentation required include
What's the process?
Apply for SBS
Frequently Asked Questions
In case you don’t find an answer to your question, feel free to consult with one of our agents.
Can a new business sponsor?
Yes, technically it can. However, immigration will probably need to provide additional documentation to show the company is operating lawfully and looking to expand in its field. Some documents could include:
- Business plan/s
- Recently won contracts
- Expense Receipts
- Bank Statement
- Lease Agreements
- Evidence of new employee hiring
- Bas Statements etc…
Does the business need to have a specific number of employees to become a standard business sponsor?
There are some specific caveats for certain occupations like accountants, so always check with a migration agent before. However, usually, there is not a specific number of employees that a standard business sponsor needs to have. We have processed SBS application for tradesmen who perhaps are the only person in the business, or who have one other person involved in the business.
Please note, if there are very minimal employees, you will need to demonstrate to immi the strong commitment to employing local labour.
Is there are specific turnover a company needs to have?
Once again, there are some specific caveats for certain occupations like accountants, so always check with a migration agent before. However, there is no specific turnover a company needs to have. However, immigration needs to believe you can cover all costs of obligations, employment etc.. So if the company only has a really low turnover (such as a new company), then you will need to provide evidence of finances to support the company or new contract won etc…
What are the costs for the company?
- Standard Business Sponsorship Charge – $420
- Nomination Charge – $330
- Training Levy – $1200 per year for companies with a turnover under $10 million and $1800 per year for a company with a turnover above $10 million.
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