Sponsorship Obligations

The process of sponsoring international employees by companies includes some obligations that sponsoring companies must be aware of.

These obligations are found in the policy of the sponsorship process. Failing to comply with them may result in the loss of the right to sponsor, a fine or even the risk of company closing in extreme cases.

Therefore, here are some examples of rules that employers must know and comply with:

  • If the sponsoring employment no longer exists, the employer must notify the Department of Home Affairs within 28 days.
  • Sponsors must comply with the salary arrangements on the contract employment. From July 2023 the minimum salary enforced to be paid to applicants sponsored on a 482 visa is AUD $70,000 plus super.
  • Keep records of the nominee’s employment;
  • Keep the nominee for the number of hours set as per the contract and on a full-time basis;
  • Sponsors cannot reduce the nominee’s salary unless a nomination for the new rates has been approved;

If you have any questions about the sponsors obligations, please do not hesitate to contact us on (02) 9189 2988 or ross@crystalmigration.net

Written by Ross Ahmadzai

7 Dec, 2023

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