It’s no secret that businesses around Australia are crying out for talented staff. The problem is that this high level of demand is not confined to Australia – pretty much every country is looking for more skilled workers right now. Fortunately, there is a way that you can beat the competition to attract the most highly skilled talent the world has to offer. It’s called the 400 Visa and it enables Australian employers and recruiters to get overseas workers started in a role ASAP. The 400 visa is available to those who: have highly specialised skills, knowledge or experience that can help Australian business and can’t reasonably be found in Australia, and only do the work or activities for which the visa is granted. The 400 Visa can be granted for three to six months (depending on the circumstances), giving your international worker the chance to apply for a 482 Visa while on the ground contributing to your business. Important to know is that labour market testing and training levies are not requirements for a 400 Visa. And impressively, once the main applicant pays an application fee of AU$315, it can take as little as two weeks from lodgement for their visa application to be processed. Need Help with Getting Employees into Australia? Globally, there’s a wealth of expertise, experience and perspectives just waiting to help expand your business. If you’ve identified talent outside Australia that meet your growth objectives, the Ayers Group can help you by checking their eligibility, managing their visas and on-boarding. With over 20 years in the business, and as one of few companies approved by the Australian Department of Home Affairs (Immigration Department) to hire and on hire international workers, we can manage the employment of international workers for you. If you’re not already talking to the Ayers Group about arranging visas for the talent you need, contact one of the experts on our team to find out how we can help your business.