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482 Temporary Skill Shortage Visa

482 Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (TSS)

The Australia Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (Subclass 482) is a pivotal channel for skilled foreign workers to contribute their expertise to the Australian workforce in areas experiencing skill shortages. This visa category enables employers to address immediate skill gaps by hiring overseas workers for a specified period.

Once an employer is approved to be a sponsor, they can nominate an overseas worker to fill their skilled position.  The applicant then applies for a Subclass 482 visa.  

The 482 Visa for Australia enables skilled people to work in Australia on a temporary basis. 

482 Temporary Skill Shortage Visa

482 Temporary Skill Shortage Visa

The Australia Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (Subclass 482) is a pivotal channel for skilled foreign workers to contribute their expertise to the Australian workforce in areas experiencing skill shortages. This visa category enables employers to address immediate skill gaps by hiring overseas workers for a specified period.

Once an employer is approved to be a sponsor, they can nominate an overseas worker to fill their skilled position. The applicant then applies for a Subclass 482 visa.

The 482 Visa for Australia enables skilled people to work in Australia on a temporary basis.

Requirements To Apply For TSS Visa (Subclass 482)

To be  eligible for the 482 TSS Visa in Australia, the criteria is:

    • The foreign worker must be nominated to work in an occupation listed on the Department of Home Affairs website.
    • Have at least two years of experience in the field of employment.
    • Only work for the company or employer who is sponsoring them.
    • Have minimum English Language skills unless there are exemptions.
    • If required, have a skills assessment for their occupation.

The Skilled Nominated Visa is a pathway that encourages settlement in specific regions of Australia while addressing their particular skill needs. It’s a strategic option for skilled individuals who have an interest in contributing to the growth and development of a particular state or territory and wish to establish their life in Australia on a permanent basis.

Absolute Immigration can assist with your pathway and address the specific requirements you may have.

Types Of TSS Subclass 482 Visa

There are three streams of 482 Visa available. Which one is the your scenario?

Short-Term Stream

The Short-Term Stream allows someone to stay up to two years, or four years if an International Trade Obligation is applicable.

 

On this stream, ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​the occupation should be part of the short-term skilled occupations list

Medium Termed Stream

The Medium-Term Stream (MTS) allows up to four years of stay in Australia. After that, a person has the option to apply for another Visa or apply for permanent residency.

 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Your occupation is on either the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) or the Regional Occupation List (ROL)

Labour Agreement Stream

Like the MTS Visa, the Labour Agreement Stream allows up to four years of stay with the option to apply again or go for Permanent Residency.

 

An employer must have a labour agreement with the government. 

How To Apply For A Temporary Skill Shortage Visa

The first step in applying for a 482 Temporary Skills Shortage Visa is to get in touch with the team at Absolute Immigration and arrange a discovery call.  Understanding your background and your goals will ensure we develop the right visa pathway that suits your circumstances.  

We take each step with you and provide help and advice throughout your migration journey.    

Step 1

Once you reach out to Absolute Immigration, we set up a discovery call to understand what your needs are and what Visa best suits you.

Step 2

From there, we will send you a Strategy proposal outlining the steps we will take to assist you in getting a Visa for you to sign off on.

Step 3

Now our team leaps into action, following immigration pathways, taking care of the paperwork and helping you through the entire application process.

Take the first step and schedule a call

Call us

You can get in touch with the team on our support lines: 1300 227 658 or +61 (03) 9827 3721. Alternatively, you can book a free 10 minute consultation through our Acuity Portal.

Email us

You can get in touch with the team through our support email: aisupport@absoluteimmigration.com

Frequently Asked Questions

A 482 Visa is a temporary visa that allows employers in Australia to fill a skills gap where they are unable to find someone locally.

Yes, a skills assessment is required for a 482 Visa. This visa is specifically tied to employment based on skills.

After four years on a 482 Temporary Skills Shortage Visa, you can either reapply for another four-year Visa or apply for permanent residency.

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