Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482)

Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482)

Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) or “TSS visa” is a work visa which allows Australian employers to sponsor a person from overseas to work in their business in Australia.
With this visa, you can work in Australia for your sponsor for up to 4 years
travel to and from Australia as many times as you want while the visa is validif eligible, apply for permanent residence

For this stream of the visa, you must be sponsored to work in an occupation listed on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL).
Stay Up to 4 years
Processing times 75% of applications: 20 days

90% of applications: 45 days
With this visa, you can work in Australia for up to 4 years
travel to and from Australia as many times as you want while the visa is valid, permanent residency applicable
You must be nominated to work in an occupation on the list of eligible medium and long-term skilled occupations

have at least 2 years relevant work experience in your nominated occupation or a related field have a relevant skills assessment if this is required for your occupation

work only for your sponsor or associated entity, unless you are exempt

meet minimum standards of English language proficiency unless you are exempt from needing to show this

The visa costs AUD1,645 for the main applicant and for each dependent 18 years and over.
It costs AUD 660 for each dependant under 18 years old.
You will have to pay other costs for English language tests, health checks, police certificates and bio-metrics.
To work out what your visa will cost use the Visa pricing estimator.
The estimator does not take into account the other costs.
How long you can stay

This is a temporary visa. You can stay in Australia for the period of time your employer nominates you for up to a maximum period of 4 year.
Stay longer

If your visa is expiring and you want to stay in Australia to work for your existing employer:
your employer will need to submit a new nomination

you must apply for a new visa.

Include family

You can include other family members (called ‘secondary applicants’) in your visa application. The family members you can add will depend on whether you currently hold a subclass 457 or TSS visa.
Processing times

Applicants application are done on a case-by-case basis, and actual processing times can vary due to individual circumstances including:
whether you have lodged a complete application, including all necessary supporting document show quickly you respond to any requests for additional information

how long it takes to perform required checks on the supporting information provided

how long it takes to receive additional information from external agencies, particularly in relation to health, character, and national security requirements

You can travel outside Australia and return as many times as you want while the visa is valid.
The time you spend outside Australia does not extend the visa.
Visa label

your visa will be digitally linked to your passport. You will not get a label in your passport.
If granted a visa, you will receive a grant notification letter containing the visa grant number. You can use this number to check your visa details and conditions through VEVO.

Conditions attached to this visa include that you work in Australia only in the occupation you were nominated for and only for your nominating business or in some circumstances, an associated entity of the business.
Your family can also live, study and work in Australia under dependent visa
Service Charges applies – services are not enforced

No free visa service | retainer fee required to process | installment payment plan
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