Standard Business Sponsorship for the TSS Visa
|In order to sponsor employees for TSS 482 visas, most businesses need to be approved as a Standard Business Sponsor.|
|STANDARD BUSINESS SPONSORSHIP REQUIREMENTS||To obtain this approval, there are a number of important hurdles which must be met:
|SPONSORSHIP PERIOD OF VALIDITY||Once obtained Sponsorship approval is generally valid for 5 years. However, there are a number of exceptions to this:
|LIMITATION ON NUMBER OF SPONSORED EMPLOYEES||Employers must specify how many employees they will sponsor during the validity of the sponsorship. The proposed number of employees must be justified and the Department of Home Affairs can specify a lower number of sponsorships if they feel this is warranted.
Once the limit has been reached, the employer needs to apply for a variation of the sponsorship to be able to sponsor further employees.
Business outside Australia
For an Overseas Business Sponsorship (OBS), must be seeking to employ a skilled worker to either:
- establish, or help establish, a business operation in Australia
- fulfil obligations for a contract in Australia.
If your business does not yet have an operating base in Australia, you are not required to satisfy the training requirement.
How long the sponsorship lasts
Sponsorships can be valid for:
|Sponsorship for start-up businesses||Accredited sponsorships||Standard business sponsorships||Labour agreement|
|18 months||6 years||5 years||the length of the labour agreement|
|Overseas business seeking to establish a business in Australia||Overseas businesses who have a contractual obligation|
|18 months||5 years|
If you have a labour agreement in place, you are an approved sponsor for the term of the agreement.
Related: TSS 482 Visa Checklist for Employer