Subclass 482 (Overseas Business Sponsorship)

Standard Business Sponsorship (SBS)

In order to employ overseas nationals in Australia it is necessary for businesses to become an approved ‘Business Sponsor’.  To meet the criteria to be approved as a Business Sponsor varies depending on whether the business is located in Australia or overseas and the length of business history and trading.


UK and Overseas business

UK and Overseas business may be able to apply for approval as a Business Sponsor if they wish to sponsor someone to expand, establish the business in Australia or fulfill contractual obligations in Australia.

The overseas business needs to evidence lawful and active operation in their country together with documents to demonstrate the reason they seek to sponsor employees on a Subclass 482 visa.

Once approved, the Standard Business Sponsorship is valid for a period of 5 years.

Thames Migration has a proven track record in assisting UK businesses expand and set up in Australia. Please see our recent company testimonials.


Business in Australia

If the business has been trading for 12 months or more, the business must demonstrate lawful and active operation in Australia, a commitment to training Australian citizens and permanent residents as well as compliance with workplace and other local laws..

The Sponsorship approval is valid for a period of 5 years.


Our services

Thames Migration has a proven track record in successful 482 applications. Whether your business is in the UK, overseas or Australia we can assist. We will assess your business’ eligibility to meet the legislative criteria in order to be approved as a Business Sponsor, guiding your business throughout the application process to ensure a timely, seamless and successful outcome.  To learn more please contact us using our online form.

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