Employer Sponsored Migration

Employer Sponsored Migration may be equally tricky for an employer and an employee. With ever-changing regulations in this field, becomes harder to understand the basic eligibility to become a sponsor or be sponsored.

At Astute Immigration Advisory we assist small to medium size businesses with employer sponsored migration procedures. We treat our business clients as partners. We understand the risks and know how to address them in your applications. Our care for your success comes by tailoring our approach so you achieve the best possible outcomes.

As a business owner, you can expect to have a dedicated person to answer all your questions. We will visit your site and understand your industry, business structure and operations and provide continuous advice about your unique employer sponsored migration program.

Employer Sponsored Migration Visas within the Subclass 186 & 187, are divisible into three main categories:

Direct Entry Stream: For applicants that are formally qualified, or have sufficient experience in an eligible occupation or location.

Transitional Stream: For 457 or TSS 482 Visa holders, who have worked for their nominated employer for 2 or 3 years.

Agreement Stream: For applicants that are sponsored by an employer under a labour agreement.


It is important for both parties to have full transparency during the time of application – to minimise friction when collating information to be presented for the visa.

If you want to start the conversation for an employer sponsored migration scheme, send a brief description of your business, a proposed position that you are looking to fill, and a resume of a potential applicant to or call us.

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Sydney Office

Level 16, 175 Pitt Street Sydney NSW 2000

+61 2 9159 0665

Melbourne Office

Level 19, 15 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000

+61 3 8657 5095