Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482)

Although it has the designation of subclass 482 visa the Department of Home Affairs refer to this visa as the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa.  This subclass 482 TSS visa was opened for new applications from 18 March 2018. It was introduced as part of the visa reforms announced in April 2017.  The TSS visa was introduced as a replacement to the long standing subclass 457 Temporary Skilled Work visa program.

Subclass 457 visa applications were closed to new applications from 18 March 2018.  If you hold a 457 application it will remain in effect until the date of expiry.  If you hold a subclass 457 and are looking at options to transition to permanent residency there are some concessions available.  If you hold a 457 visa and are looking to transition to permanent residence contact us, we are here to assist.

As the name suggests, the TSS visa is a skilled temporary visa. Visa holders can live and work in Australia for the duration of the visa period.  The TSS visa program has three stages:

  1. Sponsorship approval of the Australian or overseas business sponsor
  2. Nomination approval for the skilled position to be filled
  3. Visa approval for the overseas skilled worker filling the nominated skilled position

TSS Visa assistance

We assist employers and visa applicants with each stage of the TSS visa program.  Please contact us for an initial consultation and we can assess eligibility and discuss key requirements before proceeding with the application process.

Important note – the Department of Home Affairs state the following regarding TSS applications:

Complete sponsorship, nomination and visa applications are likely to be processed more quickly. Incomplete ones might be delayed or refused after two days if there is insufficient information provided to demonstrate that requirements are met.

It is therefore more important than ever to ensure all documents and information are gathered and supplied at the time of lodgement.

If you believe you qualify for the above visa and want some further information and assistance, please contact us via our online enquiry form.

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    – Jerome de Thierry


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