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Accredited Employers Work Visa (AEWV)

As you might have heard there will be a big policy change, namely the Accredited Employer Work Visa, taking place from 1 November 2021. As a matter of fact it then got pushed back to mid 2022, however we still have some information that might be useful for your business to create a plan of action.

"How will this affect my business?" you might be wondering. Well keep reading to understand what information that has been released so far.

How will you be able to sponsor your employees under the Accredited Employer Work Visa?

Under this new policy, the process of sponsoring employees in need of work visas is expected to change considerably.

There will be 3 main steps to follow:

  • Employer Accreditation
  • Job Check
  • Migrant Worker Evaluation


There will be 2 different levels of accreditation:

  • Standard Accreditation: suitable  for employers who want to have up to 5 migrant workers on Accredited Employer Work Visas at any one time
  • High-volume Accreditation: suitable for employers who want to have  6 or more migrant workers on Accredited Employer Work Visas at any one time

Every company will NEED to receive ACCREDITATION in order to sponsor anyone from overseas.

This is a process that businesses will have to undertake regularly to keep the business running if sponsoring migrant workers.

Kenton Chambers Accreditation Membership

We are currently offering an ACCREDITATION MEMBERSHIP program for businesses that will renew your accreditation each year and will give your employees member rates when they apply for a new employer-assisted visa with us

Availability is limited so fill in the form below as soon as possible to register your interest

Many people are choosing to renew their visas beforehand to avoid any uncertainties.
Click here to find out the key dates and deadlines to apply for your new visa.