What is a Temporary Skill Shortage Visa – Subclass 482?
Subclass 482 Stream
There are three streams for the Subclass 482 visa. Applicants can apply for the stream that focuses on their skills by referring to the Consolidated Skilled Occupations List.
Short Term Stream
The Short-Term visa stream under the Subclass 482 visa allows the applicant to live in Australia for up to 2 years, or 4 years if an international trade obligation applies. Passport holders from Hong Kong are eligible to stay for up to 5 years. To be eligible for this stream, the applicant must be nominated for a job in an occupation listed as an eligible short-term skilled occupation.
The cost of the visa application is around 1,265 AUD$ and the processing time for this stream is typically 30 days to 4 months for 75% of applications, and 46 days to 9 months for 90% of applications from the time of lodging.
Medium Term Stream
The Medium-term stream under the Subclass 482 visa allows the applicant to live in Australia for up to 4 years, with Hong Kong passport holders still eligible to stay for up to 5 years. To be eligible for this stream, the applicant must be nominated for a job in an occupation listed as an eligible medium-term or long-term skilled occupation.
Labour Agreement Stream
The Labour Agreement Stream is for applicants who hold a Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (Subclass 457) and were sponsored by their employer through a labor agreement. To be eligible for this stream, the applicant must meet the age, skill, and English language requirements specified in the agreement.
The applicant must hold a sanctioned nomination by a licensed sponsor and have completed a skill assessment.
The applicant must meet English language proficiency, health and character requirements, and other additional conditions for lodging the visa application.
The applicant must fulfil the individual requirements of the specific stream, including the GTE (Genuine Temporary Entrant) requirement for the short-term stream.
Eligibility Criteria for the Nominating Employer
An employer with a legitimate business requiring a skilled worker for the job position in his company can be able to sponsor international skilled workers, However, he has to meet the requirement below before sponsoring the employee.
- The sponsor must be a registered and legally operating business in Australia.
- The sponsor Should have a standard business sponsorship.
The employer can nominate a worker for a skilled occupation from the Medium And Long-Term Strategic Skill List (MLTSSL) or Short-Term Skill Occupation List (STSOL) also sponsor must have to:
- Submit a Legal employment contract.
- Pay the minimum required salary equivalent to or more than Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) for the required skill worker’s respective occupation.
- The sponsor must have to specify the location and period of the job in the nomination
- The sponsor has to provide evidence of Labour Market Testing (If asked by home affairs)