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Temporary Skill Shortage Visa – Subclass 482

TEMPORARY SKILL SHORTAGE VISA

(SUBCLASS 482)

Temporary skill shortage visa

From 18 March 2018, the 457 visa was abolished and replaced with the TSS visa (Subclass 482). The TSS 482 visa is comprised of a Short-Term stream,  Medium-Term stream and Labour agreement stream.

A business can sponsor someone for this visa if they cannot find an Australian citizen or permanent resident to do the skilled work. The business must be a Standard Business Sponsor (SBS) or an Overseas Business Sponsor (OBS) to sponsor you under the TSS visa.

You can be in or outside Australia​ when you lodge your application (or hold a BVA, BVB, BVC).

Basic Eligibility

You must:

  • be nominated for a skilled position by an approved sponsor
  • have the right skills to do the job
  • meet the relevant English language requirements

Step 1: a sponsorship application by the employer (the employer needs to be a lawfull, active, operating business and meet local labour and employment practices).

Step 2: The second part of the application process is the nomination application. This is regarding the position to be filled, salary details, efforts to hire Australian workers and the ‘genuineness’ of the position. The business must also be viable to sponsor from overseas.

Step 3: a visa application by the nominated employee. The visa applicant must demonstrate that they meet the skills required for their occupation as well as health and character requirements.

What you can do

This visa allows you to:

  • stay in Australia for the period that aligns with the activities that you have been approved to undertake on this visa. The maximum stay periods allowed are:
    • Short term stream – up to 2 years or 4 years if an international trade obligation applies
    • Medium term stream – up to 4 years
    • Labour agreement stream – up to 4 years
    • subsequent entrat – as long as your visa is valid.
  • do work or activity specified in your application
  • enter and leave Australia as many times as you want while your visa is valid.

 

Visa Streams

 

TYPEDESCRIPTIONSTAYCOST

Short Term Stream

 

This visa enables employers to address labour shortages by bringing in skilled workers where employers can’t source an appropriately skilled Australian worker.

 

 

You can stay for up to 2 years or up to 4 years if an International Trade Obligation (ITO) applies. Hong Kong passport holders may stay up to 5 years.

 

From AUD1,265

 

Medium Term Stream

 

This visa enables employers to address labour shortages by bringing in skilled workers where employers can’t source an appropriately skilled Australian worker

 

Up to 4 years.

Hong Kong passport holders may stay up to 5 years.

 

 

From AUD2,645

 

Labour Agreement Stream

 

This visa is for skilled workers nominated by employers who have a Labour Agreement. It lets you live and work in Australia temporarily. Labour agreements are developed between the Australian Government (represented by the Department) and employers.

 

 

Up to a maximum of 4 years, depending on the terms in the labour agreement.

Hong Kong passport holders may stay up to 5 years.

 

From AUD2,645

 

Subsequent Entrant

 

This visa is for family members of subclass 457 and TSS visa holders who are applying separately for their TSS visa and wish to join the primary subclass 457 or TSS visa holder in Australia.

 

 

You can stay for as long as your visa is valid.

 

From AUD1,265

 

 

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