Australian Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) 482 Visa

This temporary visa lets an employer sponsor a suitably skilled worker to fill a position they can’t find a suitably skilled Australian to fill.

Australian Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) 482 Visa requirements, processing times and costs.

Australian Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa Requirements

The TSS temporary work visa is for 2 or 4 years and replaces the 457 visa. Work experience and/or education qualifications in a listed eligible occupation is required.

The requirements for the Temporary Skill Shortage 482 (TSS) Visa have three stages:

Stage 1: Employer Sponsorship Application

Stage 2: Position Nomination

Stage 3: Visa Application

Stage 1: Employer Sponsorship Requirements

The employer needs to show the following:

  • Company is lawfully and actively operating.
  • Company has a sound business record (excluding start-up businesses) and abides by immigration laws.

Stage 2: Position Nomination Requirements

The employer needs to show the following:

  • Company is an approved sponsor.
  • The skills and experience required to fill the position.
  • The position is to be paid at the market salary rate.
  • The position (occupation) is on the appropriate government list.

Stage 3: Visa Application Requirements

The employer needs to show the following:

  • Company has an approved and current Employer Sponsorship.
  • Company has the nominated position approved.

The employee needs to show the following:

  • Employee has the required skills for the position.
  • Meet English language requirements.
  • Meet health and character requirements.

Australian Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa Processing Time

Processing times will vary according to your personal circumstances. General estimates are as follows:

  • Document preparation 2 to 4 weeks.
  • Post lodgement processing 2 to 6 weeks.

If a Skills Assessment is required for the visa applicant the processing times will vary depending on the Skills Assessing Authority that assesses the nominated occupation. Allow an additional 2 to 3 months processing for this step.

Australian Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa Costs
The application costs vary according to your personal situation. Please take a free online assessment to determine the costs or book a consultation for more information.

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