Temporary Skill Shortage Visa

Subclass 482

482 Visa Australia

482 visa Australia is a temporary visa that lets visa holders work for an Australian employer on a full-time basis. It is a work visa that enables Australian employers to sponsor and nominate a person from overseas to work in Australia when they are unable to find suitably skilled Australians. The visa holders can work in their nominated occupation full-time for up to 4 years.

There are three streams under subclass 482 visa Australia: 

  1. The Short-Term Stream
  2. The Medium-Term Stream
  3. Labour Agreement Stream

What does the Temporary Skill Shortage Subclass 482 visa Australia let you do?

Using the Temporary Skill Shortage 482 Visa Australia, an employer can fill a position for which they could not find a suitably skilled Australian. The person applying for a 482 visa Australia must begin their employment within 90 days of entering Australia in case they are outside Australia when this visa is granted or the date of the 482 visa grant if they are in Australia when the visa is granted. This is a temporary visa on which you can study in Australia, but you will not be provided government assistance. The 482 visa Australia applicant can travel to and from Australia multiple times until the Temporary Skill Shortage visa Australia is valid. You can transition to  permanent residence if eligible.

What are the different streams of Temporary Skill Shortage Subclass 482 Visa Australia?

Short-term Stream

This short-term 482 visa Australia stream lets employers overcome labour shortages by sponsoring skilled workers where employers can't source suitably skilled Australian workers. However, the occupation/job must be on the short-term skilled occupations list. This stream allows you to work in Australia for two years or work for up to 4 years in case an International Trade Obligation applies or up to 5 years if you hold a Hong Kong passport. The person must be a genuine applicant and stay as a short-term visa holder.

Medium-Term Stream

With a Temporary Skill Shortage visa 482 Australia (medium-term stream) employers can address labour shortages by bringing in skilled employees from abroad in case they can't source a suitable skilled Australian worker. However, the occupation/job must be on either the MLTSSL or ROL (Regional Occupation List). Under this stream of 482 visa Australia, a person can work in Australia for four years or up to 5 years if they hold a Hong Kong passport.

Labour Agreement Stream

This stream of 482 visa Australia is for skilled workers nominated by employers having a Labour Agreement. The nominated occupation should be the subject of a labour agreement between the nominator and the Commonwealth. The temporary skill shortage 482 visa Australia allows a person to temporarily live and work in Australia. This stream is available in case your employer has signed a labour agreement with the government of Australia. A person can stay up to a maximum of four years, depending on the terms in the labour agreement, but a Hong Kong passport holder may stay up to five years on the Temporary Skill Shortage Visa Australia. 

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What are the eligibility requirements for a Temporary Skill Shortage 482 visa Australia?

Age requirements

There is no age requirement for a 482 visa Australia. 

Compliance with previous visa conditions

If the person applying for a 482 visa Australia is in Australia at the time the decision is made on their visa application, then they must have complied with any conditions that apply or applied on the last substantive visa or bridging visa held by them. 

Nomination by an approved sponsor

You can apply for a 482 visa Australia only after your proposed employer has submitted a nomination application for you either under a short-term or medium-term or labour agreement stream. An employer can submit a nomination application only if they are an approved sponsor or if they have submitted an application to become a Standard Business Sponsor. Moreover, the occupation you have been nominated for should be specified on the respective 482 visa Australia stream list. To be eligible for a subsequent entrant visa stream, the sponsor with a recently approved nomination in relation to the primary applicant (or visa holder) should agree (or have agreed) in writing to include the applicant as a family member in the nomination. 

Nominated occupation

You must have the necessary skills and experience in an occupation that is listed on the relevant skilled occupation list. The relevant skilled occupation lists for 482 visa Australia are:

  1. Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)
  2. Medium and Long-Term Strategic Occupation List (MLTSSL)
  3. Regional Occupation List (ROL)

Work for a nominating employer

For short-term and medium-term streams, if you have an Australian business sponsor, you must be employed in the nominated occupation and in their business or an associated entity. If the applicant has an overseas business sponsor, they must be employed in the nominated occupation and in the same business only, not in any associated entity. Certain occupations are exempt from this criterion.

Have health insurance cover

The primary and secondary visa applicants should maintain adequate health cover for the entire duration of their stay.

Character requirement

You must meet Australia's character requirements. The Department of Home Affairs Australia might also ask that other non-migrating family members meet the requirement.

Genuine temporary entrant

The short-term visa holder must be a genuine applicant for entry and stay in Australia and should have a genuine intention to stay in Australia temporarily and comply with all visa conditions.

Paying for visa sponsorship

The applicants must not have contravened the provisions of 'paying for visa sponsorship'. They or any secondary applicant must not have engaged in any such conduct in the past three years where they were asked for, offered, received or provided a benefit in return for a sponsorship.

English language requirements

The primary 482 visa Australia applicant must meet certain minimum English language proficiency standards.

Previous visa cancellations and refusals

The person might not be eligible for the subclass 482 visa Australia if they have had a visa cancelled or refused while they were in Australia.

Acceptance of Australian Values Statement

If the 482 visa Australia applicant is 18 years or older, they must sign the Australian values statement.

Cost for Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) 482 Visa Australia

Please visit Australian government site for current Visa Cost

Processing time for Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) 482 Visa Australia 

Processing time for this visa can vary. Please visit Australian government site for current Processing Time

How can you apply for a Temporary Skill Shortage 482 visa Australia? 

The applicant can be in or outside Australia when they apply for a Temporary Skill Shortage 482 Visa Australia but not in immigration clearance. If you are inside Australia, you must hold either a Bridging visa A or B or C or a substantive visa.

Temporary Skill Shortage 482 Visa Australia application is 3 step process:

Step 1: Sponsorship: The employer must be an approved sponsor. At this stage, the employer needs to demonstrate that the employer is legally operating in Australia.

Step 2: Nomination: The nomination application lodged by the employer to nominate the visa applicant must be approved before a visa can be lodged for the TSS 482 visa applicant. At this stage, the employer demonstrates the genuine need to hire the visa applicant (the nominee), including salary details and efforts to hire Australian workers. 

Step 3: Visa Application: The visa is lodged demonstrating  that the visa applicant has the skills and qualifications required to meet the demand of the nominated occupation.

How Way2Oz Migration Services can help you?

We endeavour to provide expert advice on Temporary Skill Shortage subclass 482 visa Australia and support our clients throughout the visa process. Our team of migration agents have successfully managed hundreds of visa applications and can check your Temporary Skill Shortage 482 visa Australia eligibility and recommend the best option for you. Way2Oz Migration Services also assist with sponsorship and nomination application on behalf of your employer. Book a consultation with our migration experts to learn more about the Temporary Skill Shortage subclass 482 visa Australia and your eligibility for the same. 

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