Australia Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) Visa (sub class 482)

This visa allows an employer in Australia to sponsor a foreign worker who is skilled in a particular area and is fit to fill a job position. The employer resorts to recruiting a foreign national because he/she cannot find a person with the requisite skill among Australian citizens.

The visa is available under 3 streams namely:

  • Short-term stream
  • Medium-term stream
  • Labor Agreement stream
  • Subsequent Entrant
Eligibility criteria for the visa

To be eligible to apply for this visa, you must:

  • possess the right skills to do the job
  • get nomination for a skilled position by an approved sponsor
  • get the relevant requirements in the English language
Short-term stream

After getting this visa, you can:

  • be employed in Australia for up to 2 years. You could work up to 4 years if an ITO (International Trade Obligation) applies. Those with a Hong Kong passport may stay in Australia for up to 5 years
  • travel to and from Australia any number of times as long as the visa is valid
  • apply for Australia PR, if you are eligible

To get the visa, you must:

  • get nominated to work in a job that’s listed on the short-term skilled occupations list deemed eligible
  • have a relevant work experience of at least 2 years in your nominated job or a field related to it
  • have a skills assessment deemed relevant done in case it’s needed for your job
  • work solely for your sponsor or an associated entity, if you are not exempt
  • achieve the minimum standards as regards proficiency in the English language if you are not exempt from needing to show this

The cost involved is AUD 1,265.

Medium-term stream

After getting this visa, you can:

  • be employed in Australia for up to 4 years. If you are holding a Hong Kong passport you can work for up to 5 years
  • study (without government assistance)
  • travel in and out of Australia any number of times while the validity of the visa is intact
  • apply for Australia PR, if eligible

To get the visa, you must:

  • get nominated to work in a job that’s on the list of medium and long-term skilled jobs deemed eligible
  • possess at least 2 years of work experience that’s relevant in your nominated job or a field related to it
  • get a relevant assessment as regards your skills in case it’s needed for your job
  • work for none other than your sponsor if not an associated entity provided you are not exempt
  • meet the minimum standards of language proficiency in the English language if you are not exempt from the requirement to prove it

The cost involved is AUD 2,645.

Labor Agreement stream

When you come to work in Australia as part of this stream, you are nominated by Australian employers who have made a labor agreement with the Australian government. The labour agreement allows you to live and work in Australia temporarily.  

After getting this visa, you can:

  • be employed in Australia for up to 4 years for your sponsor. If you are holding a Hong Kong passport, you can be employed for up to 5 years
  • travel in and out of Australia any number of times, while the validity of the visa is still intact
  • study (without government assistance)

To get the visa, you must:

  • get nominated to be employed in occupation under the labor agreement terms
  • have a minimum work experience of 2 years in your nominated job or a field that’s related
  • have a skills assessment that’s relevant in case this is required for your job
  • work for none other than your sponsor
  • achieve minimum standards of language proficiency in the English language if you aren’t exempt from such requirement

The cost involved is AUD 2,645.

Subsequent entrant

This visa is meant for family members of holders of visas TSS visa and Subclass 457. TSS applicants are those who are submitting applications separately for their TSS visa. They have intentions to join the primary holder of a TSS visa or Subclass 457 in Australia.

After getting this visa, you can:

  • travel in and out of Australia any number of times, while the validity of the visa is intact
  • reside, work, and study in Australia

To get this visa, you must be a dependent or partner of the holder of a subclass 457 or 482 visa.

The cost involved is AUD 1,265.

For any assistance and professional service regarding the Temporary Skill Shortage visa, contact Y-Axis, one of the best immigration consultants and overseas job consultants in the world.

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