Heightening scrutiny of the ‘genuineness’ of a particular role being sponsored by a business for a 457 visa has seen many employers seek professional support for the application processes.
Heightening scrutiny of the ‘genuineness’ of a particular role being sponsored by a business for a 457 visa has seen many employers seek professional support for the application processes. Government case officers are scrutinising roles being sponsored, asking:
If you’re an employer submitting a 457 visa sponsorship application, include detail, detail and more detail. Less questions from case officers means a quicker turn around.
Consider including as much information as possible to address the following 11 points as part of the application process:
The 11 points above will help build a business case to streamline the process therefore allowing case officers to understand exactly why the business needs such a role.
It’s also important for approved Australian sponsoring employers to keep records to ensure they can defend their applications if the department audits the business.
For more information, or if you require further advice or assistance with regards to sponsorship criteria, compliance or special considerations when dismissing sponsored workers, give Businessary a call on 03 9662 9900.
In the recent budget announcement to be launched from March 2018, the government has introduced a new levy employers will have to pay to sponsor foreign talent under the reformed skilled migration regime.
The Government is replacing the requirement on employers to contribute 1-2% of their payroll to training if they employ foreign workers, with a fixed-fee arrangement based on their annual turnover.
Business with an annual turnover of less than $10 million will be required to make the following payment:
Business with an annual turnover of more than $10 million will be required to make the following payment:
For more information or to review how you could manage your current employees on a working visa, give us a call!