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Employer Sponsored & Nominated Visas

Whether you are a business wanting to sponsor employees to work in Australia or a qualified individual wanting to migrate with the help of a sponsor, our Immigration Lawyers & Registered Migration Agents can simplify the process for you at competitive prices.

We have extensive experience helping companies (both small and large) streamline their visa applications and minimise business impact. In light of the current government’s strict compliance-based approach, we also focus on helping businesses ensure they meet ongoing sponsorship obligations.

We assist with the following visa applications:

  • long-term work visas (subclass 482, subclass 494 (regional), Subclass 491 (regional),
  • short-term work visas (subclass 400),
  • temporary activities visas (subclass 408), including:-
    • entertainment activities;
    • sporting activities;
    • research activities;
    • special program stream;
    • Australian government endorsed events; and
    • COVID-19 Pandemic event,
  • training visas (subclass 407),
  • business investor visas,
  • employer-sponsored permanent residence (subclass 186 (ENS) and subclass 191 (regional)), and
  • business sponsorships and compliance with ongoing obligations.

We can also provide immigration compliance training to ensure that businesses understand the importance of visa compliance in relation to sponsored employees.

If you are an Australian Business looking into employing someone from overseas then we can assit. Complete the below online assessment form and we can provide an assessment of your sponsorship options.

Our immigration lawyers  have extensive experience assisting businesses to navigate the employer sponsored visa options and can provide strategic advice and assistance to meet business objectives and fill skill shortages

Note: if you are the applicant/individual and would like to check your eligibility for an employer sponsored visa see other website information and feel free to contact.

Employers and individuals can send a query to migration@nevettford.com.au or call us on +61 3 9614 7111.  We look forward to assisting you.

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    David Stratton

    Managing Director

    Helen Zheng

    Special Counsel

    Heather Dzviti

    Senior Lawyer

    Rebecca Henzel

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    Melissa Vincenty

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    Jacqui Azouz


    Lili Sibic


    Shalini Kodikara


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    Legal Assistant

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    “We engaged Nevett Ford Lawyers to prepare our 186 Business Nomination and Visa Application. Ryan provided outstanding service by assisting us with all his experience in the industry. It was the best decision to work with Ryan as he always listened to our instructions and assisted with timely advise. I would definitely recommend Ryan and his team to anyone looking for a Immigration lawyer.”

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    I will recommend definitely this services to anyone who wants a clear and positive outcome for his immigration case. Professionalism and experience are also 2 very important points to consider when you decide Nevett ford to represent you. I am satisfy with their work to be honest.Thank you Nevett Ford Lawyers for your excellent work.
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    During the period between 2020 - 2023 i was applying for a permanent partner visa and hired Ryan to assist me.I had spoke to 7 other immigration lawyers prior to Ryan, and the general feedback i would get back was negative (installing doubt into my mind about the likelihood of obtaining a visa in my circumstance). Ryan was the only lawyer who had a positive attitude and was optimistic about my situation and gave me a lot of free advice about what i could do even before i hired him, this was a major green flag to me so i made the decision to hire him.I couldn't of asked for a better lawyer, i would highly recommended his services to anyone. Good communication, fast responses, never hesitant to answer any queries, pleasant to speak to and most importantly a good lawyer that gets the job done.I recently obtained my PR after a 3 year process and I cannot thank Ryan (and the team) enough for their service.
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      Melbourne, VIC 3000