The Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa, subclass 482, is an essential lifeline for Australian businesses facing skill shortages. This visa allows employers to sponsor skilled workers from overseas to fill positions they can’t fill with local talent. Understanding the intricacies of this visa can be complex, but Settlers Migration & Education is here to guide you through every step.

What is the TSS Visa Subclass 482?

The TSS visa, subclass 482, permits employers to sponsor overseas workers to address skill shortages. Applicants must be proficient in English and possess the required skills for the job. There are four streams under this visa:

  1. Short-term stream
  2. Medium-term stream
  3. Labour agreement stream
  4. Subsequent entrant stream

Benefits of the TSS Visa Subclass 482

Holding a TSS visa comes with numerous advantages:

Requirements for the TSS Visa Subclass 482

To apply for this visa, certain criteria must be met:

  1. Visa Status: You must hold a substantive visa or a bridging visa A, B, or C.
  2. Nomination: You must be nominated by an approved employer.
  3. Skills and Qualifications: Relevant skills and qualifications are necessary.
  4. Health and Character: You must meet health and character requirements.
  5. English Proficiency: Standard English language proficiency is required.
  6. Health Insurance: Adequate health insurance must be maintained.
  7. Australian Values Statement: You must sign this statement, agreeing to respect Australian laws and values.
  8. Debt Clearance: Any outstanding debts to the Australian government must be cleared.

Streams of the TSS Visa

Short-term Stream

This stream addresses temporary skill shortages. It allows you to stay for up to two years, with the possibility of a two-year extension if an International Trade Obligation (ITO) applies.

Medium-term Stream

For occupations listed on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL), this stream allows a stay of up to four years, with the possibility of applying for permanent residency after three years.

Labour Agreement Stream

This stream is for workers nominated under a labour agreement between an employer and the Australian government.

Subsequent Entrant Stream

This stream is for family members of current TSS or 457 visa holders who apply separately to join the primary visa holder.

Application Process

Applying for the TSS visa involves several steps:

  1. Preparation: Ensure you meet all eligibility criteria.
  2. Nomination: Your employer must submit a nomination application.
  3. Visa Application: Submit your visa application online, including all required documents.
  4. Processing: Wait for the visa processing, which varies by stream.

Processing Times

The processing times for the TSS visa can vary:

Common Questions

What can I do with a TSS visa?

With a TSS visa, you can work for your sponsoring employer, travel in and out of Australia, and study (without government assistance).

Can I apply for permanent residency?

Yes, certain streams of the TSS visa allow you to apply for permanent residency.

How long does the TSS visa last?

The duration depends on the stream: up to two years for short-term and up to four years for medium-term and labour agreement streams.

Can I change employers on a TSS visa?

Yes, but your new employer must lodge a new nomination, and you must be granted a new TSS visa.

Settlers Migration & Education: Your Trusted Partner

Navigating the visa process can be daunting, but at Settlers Migration & Education, we’re committed to making it straightforward. With years of experience, we’ve successfully helped many professionals and their families. Our team understands the challenges and is here to support you every step of the way.

If you’re considering applying for the TSS visa subclass 482, contact Settlers Migration & Education today. Let us help you unlock new opportunities in Australia.

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