The Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 494) (SESR Visa) enables Australian employers operating in areas that are specified in the Ministry of Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs in the Legislation Instrument to fund (nominate) skilled foreign workers. This helps employers in the regional and low populations growth regions of Australia that are in a position of no filling by Australian nationals or residents of or wanting to relocate to the region where the job is being advertised.
If an employer chooses to nominate an overseas skilled worker for an SESR visa under the Employer sponsored (ES) stream The nomination must be accompanied by a written recommendation by a suitable Regional Certifying Body (RCB) at the time of the decision. The RCB is responsible for the region in which the position being proposed is. These rules are enacted by the Migration Regulations 1994 under Regulation 2.72C. If the employer who is nominating has not asked the RCB to give the guidance, and the advice was not accepted from Department of Home Affairs, Department of Home Affairs, the employer’s nomination application is not able to be advanced.
Skilled Employer Regional Sponsored (Provisional) Visa (subclass 494) Employer Sponsored stream (SESR)
Visa sub-class 494
The Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 494) Employer Sponsored stream (SESR) is an immigration program that permits employers operating in regional or low populations of Australia to sponsor foreign workers to fill vacancies with skilled workers which are not otherwise filled. This is a viable option for employers who are unable to locate the skilled workers they require locally (we need proof that an effort to recruit them is made together with any other supporting documentation regarding the employer who is nominated and the genuine requirements for the required skilled job).
The 494 visa demands that the migrant who is sponsored by the employer for a minimum of three years before becoming qualified to apply for permanent residence (PR).
A job that is sponsored requires a person to be skilled. As per the Department of Home Affairs, skilled jobs are those that are which are classified as level 1, 2, or 3 of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO). These are occupations that require the completion of a diploma, degree, certification or certificate IV, but an experience minimum is a substitute for qualifications in specific professions (see this list of occupations on the ANZSCO table online).
A Skilled Employmenter-Sponsored Regional (SESR) Employer sponsored stream is where the employer applies to an Regional Certifying Body (RCB) as well as the Department of Home Affairs, as well as the skilled migrant submitting to the Department to obtain their Visa.
The Department of Home Affairs is required to look at RCB advice on a potential employer before deciding. Regional advice is designed to influence the final decision and not to determine the outcome.
The same type of documentation must be made available for Regional Development Australia Far South Coast like the documentation provided for the Department. As an RCB we evaluate information on employers, coupled with our local knowledge implies that Department of Home Affairs has the benefit of having local expertise to determine the validity of the nomination of an employer.
In the end, the RCB’s recommendation must be confirmed that the conditions and pay that skilled migrants are to receiveare not lower than what an Australian could receive similar conditions within the same region. RDA Far South Coast prides its professionalism and thus requires more proof before recommending a decision to Department of Home Affairs. Department of Home Affairs.
Regional Development Australia Far South Coast (RDA FSC) is not authorized by law to give advice. This is the job of a registered immigration agent. It is clear that making an assessment or providing guidance for Department of Home Affairs Department of Home Affairs would not be a good idea in the event that we provided guidance and directions to applicants who want to apply in the RCB assessment. However, we’re capable of helping in directing employers to necessary information and also by providing answers to questions regarding the procedure.
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For start-up companies, RDA FSC requires a particularly convincing argument be presented on the basis of the actual necessity for the position and the nominee. If it’s clear that a skilled worker was needed from the beginning of a company, why would you want to continue the company? What is the authenticity of the effort to fill the position locally be? If a company is less that six months in age, it’s the job of the company that is nominating it and their Registered Migration Agent submit an additional strong argument in support of the nomination, backed by the documents listed within the List of Check List (below) along with much more including a business plan as well as an the reason for the necessity for the job are great examples.
It is suggested that employers study as much about the visa program as they can to be aware of the requirements and what obligations they have to fulfill.
Employers can submit an application for RCB assessment prior to or after filing the nomination form with the Department. The nomination has to be approved prior to the application for a 494 visa is filed. Be aware that this RCB generally does not approve applications for assessment until we have completed an on-site visit and talked with the prospective employer as well as the proposed visa applicant. However due to COVID-19’s limitations, RDA Far South Coast could conduct remote interviewing techniques.
The Visa subclass 494 provides an avenue to permanent residency and has an expiration date of five years and permit holders to live and work in a local area.
RDA FSC is the RCB for nominations of employers in the region, which includes all three Local Government Areas comprised of Shoalhaven, Eurobodalla and Bega Valley.
Employers who wish to request an RCB assessment must provide evidence that proves their company or business is financially viable and is an operating business that is sound and can employ the applicant for (at at least) the 3-year visa duration.
BEFORE submitting your application Please note:
The Department will require RCB guidance to be provided within 28 days of the receipt of the application form an employer. Therefore, you must fill out a full application. The cost for assessment will be $AUD770.00 (incl. GST). After your application has been accepted, the process begins and we cannot accept any additional documents or changes. Complete applications will be viewed in the same way as they were submitted, and may not meet the criteria. Because of the time constraints and the limited time frame, we may not be able to obtain additional details from you. We will not offer a refund if your application is insufficient We insist that you ensure that all the requirements have been completed prior to submitting your request to RCB. To ensure that you have all the necessary documentation We’re glad for you to speak with us prior the submission.
The Department believes that RCB advice in effect for 3 months. If the timeframe causes the need to validate advice that is expired then the RCB fee for this confirmation amounts to $AUD385.00 (incl. GST). If an employer has to reapply , and the RCB believes that the situation could have changed dramatically an assessment might have to be conducted. If that’s the case, then the full fee will be assessed.
Migration agents must submit an completed Form 956 to gain authorization to serve as an agent for the employer’s behalf.