AUSTRALIA WORK PERMIT VISA
All about Australia work visas
Australia work visas (work permits) were overhauled in March 2018 as work visa 457 was replaced by the Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (Sub class 482) visa.
TSS visas come in three types: The Short-Term Stream, the Medium-Term Stream and the Labour Agreement stream.
Under the short-term stream, people can be employed in Australia for up to two years. Its aim is to fill short-term skill gaps with overseas workers temporarily if the employers are unable to find suitable Australian workers to fill those positions.
The Medium-term stream lets employers hire foreign workers to plug shortages in a fewer range of occupations needed for medium and long-term if they are unable to find appropriately skilled Australian workers for those positions.
The Labour agreement stream is available if the employer wants to sponsor you (as an overseas worker) and has entered into a labour agreement with the Department.
Before you can apply for a TSS visa, your proposed employer will need to lodge a nomination application for you. They will only be able to do this if they are an approved sponsor or have at least lodged an application to become a standard business sponsor.
To apply for his visa:
- Need to provide evidence of meeting the English language requirements
- Possess necessary qualification and skills
- Health insurance
It’s an online application and the visa fee to be paid online and it is an e-visa.
Processing time: 2-5 months