Australia Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa Subclass 482

Australia has announced the abolition of the 457 visa program. This will now be replaced by TSS (Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa Subclass 482).

But, these would have an effect on a number of people, especially Indian migrants planning on immigrating to Australia as the 457 visa was one of the most common visa programs.

The TSS visa is a temporary visa which allows the visa holder to stay in Australia, while working full-time for the sponsoring employer, in a particular occupation which is listed in the Short Skilled List or Medium Long Term Skilled List.

The Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa Subclass 482 Requirements

To obtain this visa, you need to have a job offer, with two years relevant work experience, in the past five years, and be able to fulfill other requirement associated with this subclass, such as educational qualifications, English, health and character requirements.

There is no age barrier for a TSS visa. But, only for Permanent Residency. If you are awarded a visa in an MLTSSL occupation and wish to apply for permanent residency after three years of working for the same sponsor, you have to be below 45 at the time of submitting your permanent residency application.

482 Visa Streams

There are three main streams applicable to the TSS, which include:

  • The Short-Term visa stream
  • The Medium-Term visa stream
  • The Labour Agreement stream

A candidate with occupations on the Short-Term Skilled Occupations List (STSOL) will be qualified for visas of up to two years, which can be renewed onshore once, for a further period of two years, and potentially renewable for additional two year periods.

The TSS 482 visa subclass involves a three-stages process:

Stage 1: A sponsorship application by the employer
Stage 2: A nomination application for a skilled position by the employer
Stage 3: A visa application by the proposed employee

What you and your family can do while on a 482 Visa

If you are awarded this visa as a primary application, you can move to and from Australia for the duration of the visa and will be eligible to work in Australia only for an approved sponsor who has selected you in your chosen occupation.

While holding this visa, your spouse and family members can move to and from Australia for the period of the visa and can work or study in Australia without being restricted.

Processing Time for TSS visa subclass 482

Processing time fluctuate depending on the departmental workload and are updated monthly or forth-nightly. You can check the current processing time on Australia immigration portal.