Skilled Employer-Sponsored Visa—subclass 494 | Bansal Immigration

This visa enables regional employers to address work deficiencies within their region by bringing in skilled workers where bosses can’t source an appropriately Australian skilled labourer.

Employer Sponsored stream

This visa enables employers to address work deficiencies by bringing in skilled workers where bosses can’t source an appropriately Australian skilled labourer.

This visa permits you: –

  • Dwell, live and work in Australia for 5 years, only in designated regional areas.
  •  Travel to and from Australia for 5 years as many times as you wish while the visa is valid.
  • Apply for permanent residence, 3 years after being granted visa.

Eligibility Criteria: –

  • Be nominated to work in an occupation on the relevant skilled occupations.
  • You need to have a minimum of 3 years relevant work experience in your nominated occupation.
  • Have a relevant skills assessment unless exempted.
  • You must meet English Language Proficiency (minimum standard).
  • Work only for your sponsor associated entity, unless exempt.
  • Applicant must be under the age of 45 years, for this visa.
  • Applicant must meet the Health and Character needs.
  • Family members can be included any time of lodge of your application.
  • Applicant can add a dependent child after submission of application but, before deciding of application.
  • Family members, applying for the visa must qualify health and character requirements of Australian Government.
  • Family members who are not included in the application for the visa with you might also have to meet our health and character requirements.
  • If Applicant’s partner or dependent child is not included in the application, reason must be specified.
  • Obligations: – It is necessary that you and your family abide by all laws of Australian Government.

You must start your employment within 90 days of:

  • entering Australia, if you are outside Australia when we grant the visa
  • the visa grant date, if you are in Australia when we grant the visa

You must only work in your nominated occupation and only work for your nominating employer in regional Australia. Failed to do so, your visa might get cancel.

Place to Apply from: Usually you can be inshore or offshore when you apply, but not in immigration clearance.

If you are applying in Australia, you must hold:

  • a substantive visa, or
  • A Bridging Visa A, B or C.

Stay Time: This is a provisional Visa.

  • Dwell, live and work in Australia for 5 years from the date of grant of visa.
  • Applicant can’t stay any longer by extending the visa.
  • If eligible, you can apply for permanent residence, 3 years after being granted visa.

Designated regional Areas: It includes all areas except Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Visa Cost:

  • Main Applicant: From AUD4,045
  • For each dependent 18 years and above: AUD2,2025
  • Each dependent under18 years: AUD1,010
  • Additional cost of Dependent applicant under 18 years and above who do not have functional English: AUD4,890
  • Other costs include are those of English language tests,health checks, police certificates and biometrics.

Processing times:

Applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

  • Processing time depends on individual situations also.
  • Applications might take a longer time to process
  • If not filled correctly.
  • All documents are not provided.
  • It takes time by us for verification of your information
  • Also, application can’t be processed if correct visa application charges are not paid.

Visa label: Your visa will be digitally linked to your passport

Conditions for Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Visa

(Subclass 494)

Employer Sponsored stream

8515- Applicant must not marry or enter into de facto relationship before entering Australia, otherwise visa might get cancel.

8578- Inform if your Passport or Contact details change.

You must let know within 14 days if any of the following change while you are in Australia on this visa:

  • the address where you live
  • your email address
  • your phone number
  • your passport details including your name
  • your employer’s address
  • the address where you work.

8579- Live, study and work in a designated regional area.

While you are in Australia, you must live, study and work in an area that is on the list of designated regional areas in an instrument.

If you hold a subclass 491 visa, the area must have been on the list of designated regional areas on the date of grant of your visa.

If you hold a subclass 494 visa and you are a primary visa holder, the area must have been on the list of designated regional areas when your most recently approved nomination was lodged by your employer.

If you hold a subclass 494 visa and you are a secondary visa holder, the area must have been on the list of designated regional areas when the primary visa holder’s most recently approved nomination was lodged by their employer.

Understanding your work rights

The Department is working with the Fair Work Ombudsman to help employees and employers understand and follow Australian Workplace laws.

8580-

If you receive a letter asking you to, you must provide with evidence of:

  • the address where you live
  • the address all your employers
  • the addresses where you work
  • the address of any school, college or university that you attend.

The letter will tell you what sort of evidence we need and how you should send it to Australian government.

You might be asked for evidence of all your addresses or only some of your addresses.

You will have 28 days to provide Australian Government with the evidence asked for.

 8581–  

You might be asked to attend an interview at a specific address or the interview can be over the phone or internet. The letter will contain the details of the interview time and how or where you must attend.

8608- You must work only in the occupation nominated in your most recent Subclass 494 (Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional)) visa application.

You cannot work in a different occupation unless you apply for and are granted a new Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa.

You must start work within 90 days of:

  • arriving in Australia, if you were outside Australia when the visa was granted
  • receiving your visa, if you were in Australia when the visa was granted

You must not stop working for more than 90 consecutive days.

Unless an exemption applies, you can only work:

  • for the business that nominated you, if your visa was granted under a Labour agreement
  • for the business that nominated you or an associated entity, if your visa was granted under a Standard Business Sponsorship

You can work for other businesses if:

  • the occupation is specified by the Minister in an instrument
  • your employment is ending, and you are serving out a notice period

If you want to change your employer, your new proposed employer must get a nomination approved before you can start work for them.

Licenses, registrations and memberships

If it is mandatory to have a licence, registration or membership to do the job you must hold that licence, registration or membership and comply with its provisions.

If it is illegal to do the job you were granted you the visa to do without a licence, registration or membership, you must not work. You must not do work that is inconsistent with the licence, registration or membership.

If you were outside Australia when the visa was granted, you must hold the mandatory licence, registration or membership within 90 days of arriving in Australia.

If you were in Australia when the visa was granted, you must hold the mandatory licence, registration or membership within 90 days of Australian Government granting the visa.

You must let Australian Government know in writing as soon as you can if:

  • you applied for the licence, registration or membership and were refused, or
  • the licence, registration or membership ends or is cancelled or revoked

Understanding your work rights

The Department is working with the Fair Work Ombudsman to help employees and employers understand and follow Australian Workplace laws.

Labour Agreement stream

This visa is for skilled workers nominated by employers having Labour Agreement.

Labour agreements are between Employers and the Australian Government.

This visa permits you: –

  • Live, Work and study in designated regional areas of Australia for up to 5 years.
  • Travel to and from Australia for 5 years, as many times as applicant wish while the visa is valid.
  • Apply for permanent residence, 3 years after being granted visa.

 (If eligible)

My Eligibility Criteria: –

  • be nominated to work in an occupation specified under the terms of Labour Agreement.
  • You need to have a minimum of 3 years relevant work experience in your nominated occupation or a related field
  • Have a relevant skills assessment (if required)
  • You must work only for sponsor.
  • Applicant must be under the age of 45 years, for this visa.
  • You must meet English Language Proficiency (minimum standard) unless exempt.
  • Obligations: – It is necessary that you and your family abide by all laws of Australian Government.
  • You have to start your employment within the period of 90 days of:
  • Entry to Australia (if the visa was granted while offshore).
  • The grant date of visa (if the visa was granted while you are inshore).
  • You must only work in your nominated occupation and only work for your nominating employer in regional Australia. Failed to do so, your visa might get cancel.
  • Family members can be included any time of lodge of your application.
  • Applicant can add a dependent child after submission of application but, before deciding of application.
  • Family members, applying for the visa must qualify health and character requirements of Australian Government.
  • Family members who are not included in the application for the visa with you might also have to meet our health and character requirements.
  • If Applicant’s partner or dependent child is not included in the application, reason must be specified.

Designated regional Areas: It includes all areas except Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Stay Time: This is a provisional Visa.

  • Dwell, live and work in Australia for 5 years from the date of grant of visa.
  • Applicant can’t stay any longer by extending the visa.
  • If eligible, you can apply for permanent residence, 3 years after being granted visa.

Visa Cost:

  • Main Applicant: From AUD4,045
  • For each dependent 18 years and above: AUD2,2025
  • Each dependent under18 years: AUD1,010
  • Additional cost of Dependent applicant under 18 years and above who do not have functional English: AUD4,890
  • Other costs include are those of English language tests, health checks, police certificates and biometrics.

Place to Apply from: Usually you can be inshore or offshore when you apply and at the time of decision but not in immigration clearance

If you are applying in Australia, you must hold:

  • a substantive visa, or
  • A Bridging Visa A, B or C.

Processing times:

Applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

  • Processing time depends on individual situations also.
  • Applications might take a longer time to process
  • If not filled correctly.
  • All documents are not provided.
  • It takes time by us for verification of your information
  • Also, application can’t be processed if correct visa application charges are not paid.

Visa label: Your visa will be digitally linked to your passport

Conditions for Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Visa

(Subclass 494)

Labour Agreement stream

8515- Applicant must not marry or enter into de facto relationship before entering Australia, otherwise visa might get cancel.

8578- Inform if your Passport or Contact details change.

You must let know within 14 days if any of the following change while you are in Australia on this visa:

  • the address where you live
  • your email address
  • your phone number
  • your passport details including your name
  • your employer’s address
  • the address where you work.

8579- Live, study and work in a designated regional area.

While you are in Australia, you must live, study and work in an area that is on the list of designated regional areas in an instrument.

If you hold a subclass 491 visa, the area must have been on the list of designated regional areas on the date of grant of your visa.

If you hold a subclass 494 visa and you are a primary visa holder, the area must have been on the list of designated regional areas when your most recently approved nomination was lodged by your employer.

If you hold a subclass 494 visa and you are a secondary visa holder, the area must have been on the list of designated regional areas when the primary visa holder’s most recently approved nomination was lodged by their employer.

Understanding your work rights

The Department is working with the Fair Work Ombudsman to help employees and employers understand and follow Australian Workplace laws.

8580-

If you receive a letter asking you to, you must provide with evidence of:

  • the address where you live
  • the address all your employers
  • the addresses where you work
  • the address of any school, college or university that you attend.

The letter will tell you what sort of evidence we need and how you should send it to Australian government.

You might be asked for evidence of all your addresses or only some of your addresses.

You will have 28 days to provide Australian Government with the evidence asked for.

 8581– 

You might be asked to attend an interview at a specific address or the interview can be over the phone or internet. The letter will contain the details of the interview time and how or where you must attend.

8608- You must work only in the occupation nominated in your most recent Subclass 494 (Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional)) visa application.

You cannot work in a different occupation unless you apply for and are granted a new Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa.

You must start work within 90 days of:

  • arriving in Australia, if you were outside Australia when the visa was granted
  • receiving your visa, if you were in Australia when the visa was granted

You must not stop working for more than 90 consecutive days.

Unless an exemption applies, you can only work:

  • for the business that nominated you, if your visa was granted under a Labour agreement
  • for the business that nominated you or an associated entity, if your visa was granted under a Standard Business Sponsorship

You can work for other businesses if:

  • the occupation is specified by the Minister in an instrument
  • your employment is ending, and you are serving out a notice period

If you want to change your employer, your new proposed employer must get a nomination approved before you can start work for them.

Licenses, registrations and memberships

If it is mandatory to have a licence, registration or membership to do the job you must hold that licence, registration or membership and comply with its provisions.

If it is illegal to do the job you were granted you the visa to do without a licence, registration or membership, you must not work. You must not do work that is inconsistent with the licence, registration or membership.

If you were outside Australia when the visa was granted, you must hold the mandatory licence, registration or membership within 90 days of arriving in Australia.

If you were in Australia when the visa was granted, you must hold the mandatory licence, registration or membership within 90 days of Australian Government granting the visa.

You must let Australian Government know in writing as soon as you can if:

  • you applied for the licence, registration or membership and were refused, or
  • the licence, registration or membership ends or is cancelled or revoked

Understanding your work rights

The Department is working with the Fair Work Ombudsman to help employees and employers understand and follow Australian Workplace laws.

Subsequent entrant

This visa is for members of the family unit of a Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (SESR) (Provisional) visa (subclass 494) holder who are applying separately for their SESR visa and wish to join the primary SESR visa holder in Australia.

This visa permits you: –

  • Live, Work and study in designated regional areas of Australia for up to 5 years.
  • stay in Australia while the visa is valid
  • Travel to and from Australia as many times as applicant wish while the visa is valid.
  • Apply for permanent residence (If eligible)
  • Obligations: You must comply with all visa conditions and Australian laws.
  • You must live, work and study only in designated regional areas of Australia. If you do not, we might cancel your visa.
  • Applicant must meet the Health and Character needs.

Visa Cost:

  • Main Applicant: From AUD4,045
  • Additional cost of Dependent applicant 18 years and above who do not have functional English: AUD4,890
  • Other costs include are those of English language tests, health checks, police certificates and biometrics.

Designated regional Areas: It includes all areas except Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Stay Time: This is a provisional Visa.

  • Dwell, live and work in Australia for 5 years from the date of grant of visa.
  • Applicant can’t stay any longer by extending the visa.
  • If eligible, you can apply for permanent residence with the primary SESR visa holder, 3 years after being granted visa.

Processing times

There are no processing times available for this visa.

Applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

  • Processing time depends on individual situations as well.
  • Applications might take a longer time to process
  • If not filled correctly.
  • All documents are not provided.
  • It takes time by us for verification of your information
  • Also, application can’t be processed if correct visa application charges are not paid.
  • Visa label: Your visa will be digitally linked to your passport so you  

               won’t get label in your passport.

Conditions for Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Visa

(Subclass 494)

Subsequent Entrant

8515- Applicant must not marry or enter into de facto relationship before entering Australia, otherwise visa might get cancel.

8578- Inform if your Passport or Contact details change.

You must let know within 14 days if any of the following change while you are in Australia on this visa:

  • the address where you live
  • your email address
  • your phone number
  • your passport details including your name
  • your employer’s address
  • the address where you work.

8579- Live, study and work in a designated regional area.

While you are in Australia, you must live, study and work in an area that is on the list of designated regional areas in an instrument.

If you hold a subclass 491 visa, the area must have been on the list of designated regional areas on the date of grant of your visa.

If you hold a subclass 494 visa and you are a primary visa holder, the area must have been on the list of designated regional areas when your most recently approved nomination was lodged by your employer.

If you hold a subclass 494 visa and you are a secondary visa holder, the area must have been on the list of designated regional areas when the primary visa holder’s most recently approved nomination was lodged by their employer.

Understanding your work rights

The Department is working with the Fair Work Ombudsman to help employees and employers understand and follow Australian Workplace laws.

8580-

If you receive a letter asking you to, you must provide with evidence of:

  • the address where you live
  • the address all your employers
  • the addresses where you work
  • the address of any school, college or university that you attend.

The letter will tell you what sort of evidence we need and how you should send it to Australian government.

You might be asked for evidence of all your addresses or only some of your addresses.

You will have 28 days to provide Australian Government with the evidence asked for.

 8581– 

You might be asked to attend an interview at a specific address or the interview can be over the phone or internet. The letter will contain the details of the interview time and how or where you must attend.

8608- You must work only in the occupation nominated in your most recent Subclass 494 (Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional)) visa application.

You cannot work in a different occupation unless you apply for and are granted a new Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa.

You must start work within 90 days of:

  • arriving in Australia, if you were outside Australia when the visa was granted
  • receiving your visa, if you were in Australia when the visa was granted

You must not stop working for more than 90 consecutive days.

Unless an exemption applies, you can only work:

  • for the business that nominated you, if your visa was granted under a Labour agreement
  • for the business that nominated you or an associated entity, if your visa was granted under a Standard Business Sponsorship

You can work for other businesses if:

  • the occupation is specified by the Minister in an instrument
  • your employment is ending, and you are serving out a notice period

If you want to change your employer, your new proposed employer must get a nomination approved before you can start work for them.

Licenses, registrations and memberships

If it is mandatory to have a licence, registration or membership to do the job you must hold that licence, registration or membership and comply with its provisions.

If it is illegal to do the job you were granted you the visa to do without a licence, registration or membership, you must not work. You must not do work that is inconsistent with the licence, registration or membership.

If you were outside Australia when the visa was granted, you must hold the mandatory licence, registration or membership within 90 days of arriving in Australia.

If you were in Australia when the visa was granted, you must hold the mandatory licence, registration or membership within 90 days of Australian Government granting the visa.

You must let Australian Government know in writing as soon as you can if:

  • you applied for the licence, registration or membership and were refused, or
  • the licence, registration or membership ends or is cancelled or revoked

Understanding your work rights

The Department is working with the Fair Work Ombudsman to help employees and employers understand and follow Australian Workplace laws.

Book an Appointment: –

  • We at BANSAL Immigration consultants offer the much needed help so as to convince the Australian Immigration authorities about your actual intention to stay and work in Australia.
  • We do everything possible to present you as a true candidate and that you will adhere to all rules and commitments during your stay in Australia.
  •  Also, we will assure that your interview round goes well, which is yet another growing step to get this visa in Australia.

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