3 Temporary Visa Options | Visa Extension Australia

3 Temporary Visa options | Visa Extension Australia

Everyone dreams to live and work in a place where there is an appreciation of their skills and talents. Where basic rights are provided equally to everyone. Where people can find chances to grow not just for themselves but also for their families. But is every country around us provide their people with all this? Not many countries on this planet are capable of providing this perfect lifestyle to their people. In this article, we will talk about some Temporary visa options through which one can extend his or her stay in Australia.

 

Australia is among the list of a few countries that care about their residents and try to provide them with everything they require in life. This is why it’s famous among the people who want to migrate somewhere else for better opportunities in life.

 

 

Wants to apply for Visa Extension in Australia? Here is all you need to know

Is your time granted by your visa is ending soon? Do you want to extend your stay in Australia? Well, there are many options through which you can extend your stay in Australia. And one very important of these options is a temporary visa. There are many temporary visas in the Australian immigration system through which one can prolong his or her stay in Australia.

 

But here we will particularly talk about the three most important visa subclasses these are,

Here are all the important things you should know about these Temporary visa subclasses.


Temporary Visa Skill Shortage subclass 482

Temporary skill shortage visa subclass 482 is one of the most famous Australian temporary visa it comes under the employer-sponsored category of visas and has three streams. It allows employers in Australia to employ people from overseas so that they can come and work for the position the employer is offering. There is a condition on the employer for this visa and it states that the employer should not be able to.

 

This visa can be a very good option for extending your stay in Australia. As it can usually give you a time of 2-4 years to stay in Australia. It depends on the stream of visa you are applying for. But as discussed above that it is an employer-sponsored visa and requires sponsorship from an eligible employer moreover it is a bit expensive also but can provide you with endless opportunities to live and work in Australia. Let’s have a look at its different streams.

Short Term Stream

The short-term stream of TSS visas is for those whose occupation belongs to the short-term occupational list. Through this stream, one can live and work in Australia for up to 2 years

For this stream following condition are need to be satisfied:
  • Should have a sponsorship from an eligible employer in Australia
  • The occupation of the applicant of this stream should be present in the short-term occupational list
  • Health and character requirements are needed to be fulfilled
  • English competency is required
  • A minimum work experience of three years is also compulsory

Medium-Term Stream

The medium-term stream of TSS visas is for those whose occupation belongs to the medium or long-term occupational list. Through this stream, one can live and work in Australia for up to 4 years

For this stream following condition are need to be satisfied:
  • Should have a sponsorship from an eligible employer in Australia
  • The occupation of the applicant of this stream should be present in the medium or long-term occupational list
  • Health and character requirements are needed to be fulfilled
  • English competency is required
  • A minimum work experience of three years is also compulsory

Labour Agreement Stream

A labor agreement is actually a contract between an eligible employer and the department of home affairs. The labor agreement stream of TSS visas is for the employers who have an ongoing labor agreement with the department of home affairs.

 

Here are the eligibility conditions that should be satisfied for this visa stream:
  • Should have a sponsorship from an eligible employer in Australia who must have an ongoing labor agreement with the department of home affairs.
  • Health and character requirements are needed to be fulfilled
  • English competency should be as directed in the terms of the agreement
  • A minimum work experience of three years is also compulsory or as directed in the terms of the agreement


Training Visa Subclass 407

Training visa subclass 407 is for the people wanting to have training in Australia to enhance their professional skills or want to improve their education in some way. Through this visa, one can stay in Australia to attend a training program. The duration granted under this visa is up to 2 years. This visa subclass is also a very good way to extend your stay in Australia as onshore candidates can also apply for this visa. But one must be sure of the training he or she is going to take and must have its complete information.

Perks

  • On this visa, one can in Australia for a temporary period
  • The holder of this visa can take a professional training program
  • Can travel upon his or her will
  • Family members like a spouse can also be included in this visa

Eligibility conditions:

One has to fulfill the following conditions to be eligible for this visa

  • The sponsorship of an eligible employer in Australia is necessary
  • Must be taking a professional training program in Australia
  • The age of the applicant should be more than 18 years
  • The English language skills should be functional at minimum
  • All health and character requirements are needed to be fulfilled.

Types of Training 

Here are the types of training one can take under this visa subclass

Occupational training for registration

Occupational training for registration is based on workplace or in-field training for a particular occupation. This training can be necessary for getting a license in a particular field both onshore or offshore Australia. This training can help the applicant’s career and can present brighter prospects for him or her.

Training to improve skills and talent in an occupation

Classroom studies no doubt teaches you about a subject and gives you thorough knowledge about it but they cannot teach you about the problems you are practically going to face in the field. This is because all occupations have different workplace environments also the culture of a workplace varies from firm to firm. This is why it is very important to improve one’s knowledge of occupation by having real-life experience in its field.

 

This type of training helps an applicant to improve his or her skills by undergoing a real workplace experience. The training program should be as following

  • It should be specifically designed for the training needs of the applicant
  • The training must be related to the applicant’s occupation

Overseas training

This training is further divided into three following divisions. Which are given as following

  • Overseas qualification

This training is specially designed for the professional needs of a student who is in one of the following situations

    • Currently studying in a foreign educational institution
    • Acquire training for completing a research program or a degree
  • Government support

This is work-place-based training to sharpen one’s skill in his or her occupation with the help of Australian government institutions in one’s home country.

  • Professional training

This is a training program design in such a way that it helps a person to adjust his or her skill set according to the needs of a particular organization.


Special event visa (covid-19 pandemic) subclass 408 visa

This subclass 408 is granted under special circumstances. And in the case of the current pandemic situation this visa is for the people who are working in critical sectors like healthcare, aged care, agriculture, etc. also it targets people who cannot get back to their countries due to border restrictions or travel ban.

The most important thing about this visa is that it has no processing fee. It is completely free. But no one is sure that till when this special visa will remain active.

The time granted by this Pandemic Event visa is up to 1 year for those working in the critical sector and up to 3 months for others.

Benefits of Subclass 408

  • The holder of this visa can stay in Australia if he or she doesn’t have any other visa option or cannot return to his or her homeland due to the travel ban.
  • Can also stay in Australia if he or she is working in critical sectors of Australia like agriculture, aged care, health care, etc.

Eligibility condition for this visa

  • The applicant must be in Australia
  • Those who are working in the critical sector must provide proof of their employment. And should also have a visa that is expiring in 90 days.
  • And those who cannot return to their homeland must provide a solid reason for their delayed departure. They should hold a visa that expires in less than 28 days.

 

These were some options through which you can extend your stay in Australia. So if your visa is expiring soon or you want to extend your stay in Australia opt for TSS visa subclass 482 or any other temporary visa subclass now.

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Nasir nawaz Migration Agent
Nasir Nawaz

I’m Nasir Nawaz. I’m a registered migration consultant in Australia. I am based in Sydney. I’ve studied Master of Laws at the University of New South Wales. I’m providing immigration services for several years.

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