Australia Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) Visa (sub class 482)
This visa allows a skilled worker travel into Australia to work in his/her nominated occupation for that person’s approved sponsor (employer) for up to four years.
Before an employee can apply for a Subclass 482 visa, he /she should have an employer who is a standard business sponsor and also must have applied for a nomination with the Department of Home Affairs(DHA) for the sponsoring applicant.
Employers who already known (standard business sponsor) can file for the nomination of the employee and once the nomination is approved, the applicant will have to lodge the visa application within 6 months.
Employers, who are not eligible sponsors, should apply to become one first and then file for employee nominations. Sponsorship and Nomination applications can also be made simultaneously.
There are many obligations for an employer to become a business sponsor and to nominate an employee. Employer is required to meet the requirements set by the department of immigration for an eligible sponsor based on the business tenure, critical requirement of positions, training benchmarks, if they have checked that there are no Australian citizens /PR holders available to occupy these positions, the salary being offered to the nominating employee and many other requirements.
The Various Streams under 482 sub class visa
- The Short-Term stream – 2 – 4 years, occupation should be in STSOL
- The Medium-Term stream – Upto 4 years, occupation should be in MLTSSL or ROL
- The Labour Agreement stream – As per the Labour Agreement
Eligibility For Temporary Skills Shortage Visa (TSS Visa)
- Have been sponsored by an approved standard business sponsor
- Nominated under a skilled occupation that has been approved by the Australian Government
- Have the required skills to fill a position nominated by an approved standard business sponsor
- English requirements, Registration /License(if applicable)
- Eligible to work only in the nominated occupation
- Satisfy health, character and other skills requirements
- Have adequate health insurance unless you are covered by Medicare
- Can include your partner, dependent children and family members
- Eligible sponsor (Standard business sponsor) application fee (for employer): AUD420
- Nomination application fee (for employer): AUD330
- Visa Application fee for Temporary Skills Shortage visa (subclass 482 Short Term Stream) is AUD1,265 & for Medium -Term & Labour Agreement Stream – AUD2,645, same fee will be applicable for any additional applicant above 18 years and extra cost will be there for any additional applicant below 18 years & it depends upon the Stream which you are applying
How Y-Axis Can Help?
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- Document Checklist
- Complete Application Processing
- Guidance for Professional Registration Application
- Forms, Documentation & application Filing
- Updates & Follow-up with the relevant departments if required, till the decision is received
- Visa Interview Preparation – if required
- Job Search Assistance (charges extra)
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What is TSS Visa in Australia?
The Government of Australia launched a new Work Visa from March 2018 – the Subclass 482 Temporary Skill Shortage Visa. This replaced the Subclass 457 Visa. The TSS Visa is a provisional Visa that permits its holder to reside in Australia. This is while working full-time in the nominated position for the sponsoring employer. The dependent family members can be included by the applicants in their TSS Visa application.
How can I get TSS Visa in Australia?
The applicants of the Subclass 482 Temporary Skill Shortage Visa must be sponsored by an approved employer in Australia. Apart from this, they must fulfil the following requirements:
- Possess sufficient health insurance
- Have the necessary qualifications and skills
- Fulfil the English language requirements
- Comply with the other conditions and requirements as specified by the Government of Australia
Can TSS Visa holder apply for PR?
The Subclass 482 Temporary Skill Shortage Visa is divided into 2 categories. You will not be able to transition to Australia PR if you qualify only for the Short-term Stream. On the other hand, you can qualify to apply for Australia PR after 3 years if you obtain the TSS Visa through the Medium-term Stream.
TSS 482 Visa processing times
The Home Affairs Department in Australia advises that the TSS Visa applications will be processed in the below order:
- Applications filed by accredited Sponsors
- Applications filed for positions in regional Australia
- Applications filed under the stream Labour Agreement
- All other remaining applications
Processing times for the TSS Visa applications will depend on several factors that include the Stream under which the Visa is filed. It also depends on whether the nominee currently holds 482/457 Visa.