This update is provided by our migration agents in Melbourne.
The requirements for sponsorship accreditation approval have been relaxed to accommodate low risk sponsors who only use the 457 program occasionally, and sponsorship accreditation is therefore no longer only suitable or attractive only for large volume sponsors.
The benefits of accredited sponsorship are:
- The sponsorship approval will be valid for six years
- The sponsor will receive priority processing on all visa and nomination applications
- The sponsor will also receive streamlined processing for the vast majority of occupations if salary criteria are met and the occupation has an ANZSCO skill level of 1 or 2 on the basis that these are “low risk” nominations. This enables the sponsor to obtain approval of their nominations quickly
There are currently 4 categories of accredited sponsor, each with different eligibility criteria.
Find out more about the categories and the and the eligibility criteria in our migration agent Melbourne news section.
Want to sponsor employees for your business? Our migration agents in Melbourne are happy to help: migration agent Melbourne