In the case of TSS and Temporary Activity visas, the business will need to also comply with a range of business sponsor obligations including reporting, record keeping, payments, etc. Please contact us to find out more about these obligations.
The Department of Home Affairs (the Department) monitors sponsor compliance with the obligations during the sponsorship period and up to five years after the sponsorship period ends. The Department may also monitor sponsored employees to ensure they comply with their visa conditions.
Monitoring may be conducted by Immigration Inspectors, Fair Work Inspectors or Fair Work Building Industry Inspectors who have investigative powers granted under the Migration Act 1958 (Cth).
Monitoring requests may take several forms including written, site visas and information sharing with other government departments and authorities.
Sanctions can be imposed on the sponsor if there is evidence that:
There is a range of information and circumstance that the Department will consider when determining what action (if any) to take.
One or more of the following actions can be taken against the sponsor, depending the scale and severity of the breach(es):