The employer sponsor visa program in Australia is underpinned by the requirement for all sponsoring companies to abide by their obligations and Australia’s laws.
Companies who are found not to be compliant with these requirements by the Department of Home Affairs could receive one of the following sanctions:
- A fine of between AUD12,600 to AUD63,000;
- Revocation of their sponsorship status for the relevant visa program (e.g. TSS Subclass 482 visas); and/ or
- Barr on the company being able to sponsor any future expatriate employees for between one to three years.
Our team have assisted companies with reviewing their current immigration programs and identifying gaps in their current process which expose them to compliance risks. We prepare reports which contain recommendations and provide documents that can be used by all relevant staff to ensure future compliance.
Audit of Immigration Program and Sponsored Workers
If you feel that your company may not be compliant with your sponsorship obligations, our team can undertake a pro-active audit of your current systems to identify and address any potential breaches.
If the Department of Home Affairs have already approached your company and starting monitoring proceedings, we can assist you with collating all of the necessary documentation and prepare a response on your behalf to ensure you receive the best outcome possible.
We provide our clients with bespoke immigration training workshops for all relevant staff members. These workshops, along with our documents and checklists, will ensure that all staff are fully aware of their responsibilities and how the sponsorship obligations relate to the life cycle of an expatriate workers employment.