The Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) is a new temporary work visa opening to applications on 4 July 2022.
There are 3 steps to hiring a migrant on an AEWV. These are accreditation, the job check, and the AEWV application.
Employers can apply for accreditation from 23 May 2022 and for a job check from 20 June 2022.
The Essential Skills Work Visa will close to applications on 3 July 2022.
These instructions are effective 23 May 2022, at which point employers will be able to apply online to become accredited.
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Estimated processing timeframes
The accreditation timeframes are typical for applications where the employer has a standard business model and no history of non-compliance. For all applications, the estimate assumes that all information necessary to make a decision has been provided at the time of application.