08 8410 3044, 0412 496 735


Level 4, 22 Grenfell St, Adelaide, SA

Migration Centre of South Australia

Employer Sponsored Migration

To be eligible to apply for this type of visas you should be nominated by an approved employer and your qualification, skills and experience as well as your level of English language ability and age should meet the prescribed requirement.

Currently there are several visas available;

  • SC 457 Long Stay Work Visa allows you to stay in Australia temporary up to 4 years;
  • SC 186 Employer Nomination or 187 Regional Skilled Migration visas give you a permanent residency.

All the three visas have several streams that were designed to suit the applicants’ different abilities and needs.

For years SC 457 visa was considered as a sound pathway to a permanent residence either through further sponsorship by eligible employer or through Skilled migration program. However, on 18 April 2017 the reforms to Australian's temporary employer sponsored skilled migration programme was announced including abolition the visa SC 457 and replacing it with the completely new Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) visa in March 2018

The TSS visa will be comprised of a Short-Term stream of up to two years with no permanent residence outcome, and a Medium-Term stream of up to four years.


This reform also includes the renaming of the Occupations Lists SOL and CSOL into the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and Short-tern Skilled Occupations list (STSOL) respectively ; significant reduction in the number of occupations available under this program from 651 to 435 occupations and restriction of access to some other occupations. These changes are in force from 19 April 2017


There also will be changes in the requirements for previous work experience, English language proficiency, training benchmarks and labour market testing etc. 

Implementation of the reforms begins on 19 April 2017 will be completed by March 2018.


We are happy to see you at our initial consultation to discuss your case in detail and assist you with the best solution possible.