The Department of Home Affairs expects sponsoring employers to fully document their cases before lodging a sponsorship or nomination. Failure to do so can result in rejection with no warning. Nominations now cost between $1500 and $7500 to lodge, plus advertising costs, legal fees, etc. It is more important than ever before to be fully informed and thoroughly prepared in advance.
The department’s official auto-reply to all emails states:
“Extensions will NOT be given for sponsorship and nomination applications. You will also NOT receive a response if the time frame of the extension request has already passed.
“Please note that a decision may be made on your application based on all the supporting documentation/information on hand, and the onus is on you to ensure that you submit all relevant information you wish to be considered prior to the decision.”