Steps To Sponsor

= Your Recruit Place

= Your Business Obligations

Steps To Sponsor

= Your Recruit Place Obligations

= Your Business Obligations


Determine whether the overseas worker is eligible for a skilled visa. The Department of Home Affairs has a list of eligible occupations, known as the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) or we use LMT to quickly identify if this method will suit.

Source Candidates

We will show you options of workers to fulfull the job requirements. We have several working relationships with specialists companies overseas to enable us to place several strong candidates on your desk!


Your business is put forward as the sponsor that is willing to support the worker’s visa application. We will help you to demonstrate that you have a genuine need for the worker and that you can meet the financial obligations of sponsorship.


Next we will show you how to nominate the worker for a visa. The nomination application will include evidence of the worker’s skills, experience, and qualifications, as well as evidence of the sponsor’s eligibility which we will provide.

Visa Application

Once the worker has been nominated, they can apply for a visa. The visa application will include a range of supporting documents, such as passport, birth certificate, police clearance, and medical certificates. While this must come from you, our team will supply you with all that you need.


In some cases, the worker may be required to attend an interview with an immigration officer. This interview will give the officer an opportunity to assess the worker’s eligibility and to check that they meet all of the visa requirements.

Visa Approval

If the visa application is successful, the worker will be granted a visa. This will allow them to travel to Australia and start work.

Maintain Compliance

You have ongoing obligations. These include paying the worker the correct market salary, providing them with adequate working conditions, and ensuring that they have access to health and superannuation benefits. You must also make sure that the worker complies with all of the visa conditions – again, Your Recruit Place are there to help make this process easy.

Special Conditions

For certain visa subclasses, there may be additional steps involved in the sponsorship process. For example, the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (Subclass 482) requires the worker to undergo a skills assessment in their occupation. The Employer Sponsored Visa (Subclass 186) requires the sponsor to secure a labour market testing exemption.

Frequently Asked Questions

Want to know more about Your Recruit Place? Check out some common questions here;

How long does it take?

This varies depending on the visa subclass and the complexity of the application. Our fast track services and experience can help make this process as short as a couple of months.

How much does it cost?

There is a fee for applying for an LMT exemption. The fee is currently AUD$456 (as of Dec 2023)

Our entire process is designed to save you money. Click here to read more about costs.

What if the Visa Application doesn't go through?

We do not refund Visa Application fees, however the success rate for Visa Applications is quite high. According to the Department of Home Affairs, the approval rate for all visa applications in 2021-22 was 89.7%.

Here are some more specific statistics on the success rates for different visa subclasses:

  • Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa: 94.6%
  • Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 494): 90.2%
  • Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189): 87.1%

The success rate for visa applications can also vary depending on the nationality of the applicant. For example, in 2021-22, the approval rate for visa applications from Indian citizens was 93.1%, while the approval rate for visa applications from Chinese citizens was 86.9%.

The occupation being sponsored can also affect the success rate of a visa application. For example, in 2021-22, the approval rate for visa applications for accountants was 97.6%, while the approval rate for visa applications for chefs was 82.4%.

Are there any lock in contracts?

No, but once the process begins, it is costly to stop. We will work with you to ensure you are comfortable before we proceed to this stage.

Will I have my own account manager?

Yes. The personal relationship with our clients is something we cherish.