The team here at Visa to Australia has over 20-years of experience helping international students, workers, travellers and immigrants with the complex and sometimes confusing Australian immigration and visa system.

We are a Registered Australian Migration Agency (MARN 0743766) that operates as an arm of the Pacific Center immigration organisation. We specialise in all legal, governmental, bureaucratic and personal aspects of the Australian visa application process.

Examples of services we offer include:

Sponsored working visas


Student visas

Skilled working visas

Holiday and working holiday visas

Permanent citizenships

Business visas


And More!

We can

Assist all 

International Skilled Workers

The Australian Government knows the best way to find talented new Australians is to trust Australian employers’ instincts and have them sponsor international workers they wish to continue or offer employment to. 

Sponsored visas allow international workers of good standing and ethics to become permanent employed residents of Australia under their employer’s sponsorship.

All Australian employers can apply to be a sponsor, including becoming a:

  • Standard business sponsor
  • Accredited sponsor
  • Temporary Activity sponsor

To learn more about becoming a sponsor, or to learn how to sponsor a current or future employee, contact one of our knowledgeable agents or head to

The subclass 186 Employer Nomination Scheme visa, 492 or 496 sponsored visa allows a skilled international worker to live and work in Australia under their employer’s nomination and sponsorship.

This could be either a student or working tourist who mutually wishes to continue working for their employer permanently after their initial visa has expired; or immigrants and international workers who want to accept a job in Australia under an employer’s sponsorship.

There are three subtypes of visa under the Employer Nomination Scheme visa:

Below we will take a look at the basic outlines of these sponsor nominated visas. Read on to learn more.

The Direct Entry stream visa is for skilled workers who an employer has nominated to live and work in Australia.

This visa allows the holder to:

  • Live and work in Australia indefinitely
  • Sponsor eligible members of their family to come to Australia
  • Apply for Australian citizenship when they reach eligibility

To be successful in your application, an applicant must:

  • Be nominated by an Australian employer
  • Be in a position or job that is on the current list of eligible skilled occupations.
  • Possess and prove to have competent English skills
  • Hold a visa subclass 457, TSS, or Bridging visa A, B or C to be eligible to apply
  • In most circumstances, been employed by the sponsor for a minimum of three-years full time while in possession of a subclass 457 or TSS visa
  • Have been sponsored by an Australian employer whose nomination was approved six-months before the application was submitted.

The minimum application cost of this visa starts at AUD$4045. Processing times can vary, but on average, they take between five to 12-months to be approved.

Speak to one of our friendly staff to find out more about the Direct Entry stream visas or follow the link to

The Labour agreement stream visa is suitable for applicants who are currently working or working for an employer in a labour agreement.

This visa permits the approved applicant to:

  • Work, study and stay in Australia permanently
  • Be a sponsor for eligible family members to join them in Australia (including de facto partners)
  • Claim Australia’s public health care scheme (Medicare)
  • Travel to and from Australia for five-years
  • Apply for citizenship when all criteria are met

To have an application approved, the applicant must:

  • Be under the age of 45
  • Hold a subclass 457 visa or TSS
  • Meet Australian health and character requirements 
  • Nominated and currently work for an employer in a labour agreement
  • Meet the age requirements and English language skills outlined in the labour agreement

Application costs start at AUD$4045 with a processing time of approximately five to 12-months, though processing times can be unpredictable.

To learn more about the Australian Labour agreement stream visa, contact one of our helpful consultants or head over to

The Temporary Residence Transition stream is for internationals who already hold a 457 visa and have spent at least two years in their occupation with their nominating sponsor. The TRTS visa allows the employer to offer a permanent position to the applicant within that profession.

This visa allows the holder to:

  • Work, study and stay in Australia indefinitely
  • Sponsor eligible family members to come to Australia (including de facto partners)
  • Benefit from Australia’s public health care scheme (Medicare)
  • Travel to and from Australia for five years
  • Apply for citizenship when all outlined specifications are met

To be successful in an application, an international worker must:

  •  Be nominated by an Australian employer
  • Hold a visa subclass 457, TSS, or Bridging visa A, B or C
  • Have been employed for a minimum of three-years full time while holding a 457 visa or TSS.
  • Be working in a job on the current Strategic Skills list
  • Meet all age, health and English language requirements
  • Have the relevant work experience and qualifications for the position (you may be requested to get a government-mandated skills assessment)

This permanent visa requires a minimum application cost of AUD$4045, and processing times can vary significantly.

For a comprehensive rundown on the Temporary Residence Transition stream visa, call our helpdesk to arrange a consultation with one of our agents, or head to


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Why choose Visa to Australia as your visa agency?

The team here at Visa to Australia and Pacific Center share decades of combined experience in all protocols and procedures relating to the Australian immigration and visa system. We can assist all international skilled workers and their families with the application process and have a 91% success rate for employer-sponsored visas and a 93% success rate for general skilled migration visas.

We offer a personalised service to all our clients and ensure all avenues are covered, keeping them informed of their application progress every step of the way.

Major partners and affiliates

The dedicated team here at Visa to Australia and Pacific Center are proud to receive the support of the following affiliates and partners:

To learn more about how we can help you and your family with the Employer Nomination Scheme visa process, contact our highly-experienced consultants today.

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