Employer Sponsored Visas


Employer Sponsored Visas are a category of Australian Visa that allows employers to sponsor highly skilled non-Australian workers to fill vacancies within their business.   

Sponsoring a non-Australian worker is a strategy many organisations are using to ensure their company is staffed with the best and brightest available, globally.  In most cases the business, the position and the individual are assessed against the criteria set by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC).

Your company must become a DIAC approved sponsor to sponsor a non-Australian worker.

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Sponsorship Process Expertise

As an approved 457 sponsor, your company will need to follow a prescribed sponsorship process.  Many business owners, Executives and HR Directors find this process equally confusing and overwhelming.  

Having assisted thousands of clients, we apply our experience to your company’s unique circumstances and provide tailored advice.

Risk Reduction

Working within the complex and constantly changing legislative environment requires expertise.  It is imperative you identify the possible risks and understand their implications.  Some examples include:

  • Unnecessary time delays
  • Visa refusal
  • Company fines
  • Company sanctions limiting future sponsorship.

Working with Four Corners reduces such risks, allows you to take an oversight position while our firm completes the necessary technical work.  


You may have heard about common sponsorship visa types such as:

Temporary Business (Long Stay), Standard Business Sponsorship 457 Visas

The subclass 457 visa allows a business to sponsor a highly skilled non-Australian worker on a temporary basis, up to 4 years.

Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186)

This Visa allows sponsorship of highly skilled non-Australian workers to fill vacancies in a business. Companies can sponsor both workers from overseas, or temporary residents who are currently living and working in Australia. The visa sponsorship is for permanent residence.

Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (subclass 187)

Businesses in regional, remote or low population growth areas of Australia can sponsor highly skilled workers from overseas, or temporary residents living and working in Australia.  The skill level required is often lower than other Visa options and may encompass a wider range of occupations. The visa sponsorship is for permanent residence


These are some of the numerous Visa options available to organisations.  Expertise is required to recommend the best approach for your unique circumstances, which we have.


Whatever your global mobility needs are, Four Corners can assist.

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