Visa 482 – Temporary Skill Shortage Visa

This visa allows the eligible employers to sponsor the overseas skilled workers to live and work in Australia temporarily on a condition that if the employer is not able to find the right talent in Australia on the nominated positions.

 

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Visa 482 – Short-Term Stream

This visa stream allows eligible employers to sponsor and nominate the overseas skilled workers with a relevant occupation listed on Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL). The nominated employee can live and work in Australia for up to 2 years or up to 4 years if the International Trade Obligation applies.

Processing Time

The Department of Home Affairs decides on all Temporary Skill Shortage Visa applications. It generally processes:

  • 25% of applications within 36 days
  • 50% of applications within 53 days
  • 75% of applications within 5 months
  • 90% of applications within 14 months

Eligibility

To apply and be eligible for a Temporary Skill Shortage Visa,  you must:

  • Have a nomination to work in a specific occupation available on the eligible short-term skilled occupations list
  • Have a minimum of two years‘ experience in the profession you have chosen
  • Have a positive skills assessment for your occupation only if required
  • Work only for your sponsor or associated firm unless you’re exempt
  • Meet the minimum criteria for English language proficiency
  • Meet the health and character requirements
  • Be a Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE)
  • Not owe the Australian government any money, or you must have arranged to pay all debts back.
  • Sign the Australian Values Statement to confirm that you’ll respect Australian laws and their way of living.
  • Not have had a visa canceled before

Cost

A Temporary Skill Shortage Visa 482 costs AUD 1,290 for main applicants. This visa fee is also for the dependents who’re 18 years of age or above. If a dependent is under 18 years old, they’ll pay AUD 325 for visa 482. Applicants might also have to pay for biometrics, English language tests, and health checks.

Stay Period

Visa 482 is a temporary visa. You can stay for more than 2 years in Australia. Hong Kong passport holders can live for up to 5 years. While if an International Trade Obligation (ITO) applies, you can stay for 4 years in Australia.

Benefits

You can avail many benefits if you obtain a Temporary Skill Shortage Visa 482. With this visa, you’ll be able to:

  • Work in Australia for your sponsor for more than 2 years
  • Work in Australia for 4 years if an International Trade Obligation (ITO) is applicable
  • Work for 5 years in Australia if you hold a Hong Kong passport
  • Study in Australia at your own expense
  • Travel from and to Australia as often as you like until your visa is valid
  • Apply for permanent residency in Australia if you’re eligible

Visa 482 – Medium-Term Stream

Australian employers can use the medium-term stream of visa 482 to address labor shortages in Australia. They can bring suitable skilled overseas employees for a position where they can’t find an Australian worker with the required skills.

 

This visa stream allows eligible employers to sponsor and nominate the overseas skilled workers with a relevant occupation listed either on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) or on the Regional Occupation List (ROL). The nominated employee can live and work in Australia for up to 4 years.

Processing Time

The Department of Home Affairs processes applications for a 482 medium-term stream on a case-by-case basis. It generally takes:

  • 33 days to process 25% of applications
  • 49 days to process 50% of applications
  • 3 months to finalize 75% of applications
  • 7 months to process 90% of applications

Eligibility

If you want to be eligible for a 482 medium-term stream in Australia, you must:

  • Have been nominated to work in a specific occupation listed on the eligible medium and long-term skilled occupations list
  • Have a 2 years of work experience in your nominated occupation
  • Provide a positive skills assessment for your occupation only if it’s required
  • Work either for your sponsor or associated firm in Australia unless you’re exempt.
  • Meet the minimum level of English proficiency unless you are exempt from it.
  • Hold a substantive visa or a Bridging Visa A, Bridging Visa B, or Bridging Visa C if you’re in Australia while applying.
  • Meet the visa conditions that applied to your previous substantive visa or bridging visa
  • Have an approved sponsor
  • Meet the health and character requirements
  • Not have had a visa refused before
  • Not owe money/debts to the Australian Government.
  • Sign the Australian Values Statement

Cost

The 482 Medium-term stream costs AUD 2,690 for main applicants and dependents who’re 18 or above. Dependents under 18 years of age have to pay AUD 675.

 

Applicants might have to pay for biometrics, health checks, English language tests, and police certificates.

Stay Period

A 482 Medium-term stream allows you to stay in Australia for up to 4 years. At the same time, Hong Kong passport holders can live for 5 years in Australia.

Benefits

Once you obtain a 482 Medium-term stream, you can:

  • Stay and work in Australia for a period of 4 years. If you hold a passport in Hong Kong, you can stay for up 5 years.
  • Study in Australia at your own expense
  • Travel multiple times from and to Australia until your visa is valid
  • Lodge an application for Australian PR if you’re eligible

Visa 482 – Labor Agreement Stream

Skilled international workers nominated by Australian employers with a labor agreement are eligible for a Labour Agreement Stream 482. Labor agreements are developed between employers and the Australian Government. It allows you to live and work in Australia for a temporary period.

 

This visa stream allows overseas skilled workers to live and work in Australia when nominated by the employer with the labour agreement. The nominated employee can live and work in Australia for up to 4 years depending upon the terms of a labour agreement.

Processing Time

The Department of Home Affairs decides on the Labour Agreement Stream 482 applications. It processes:

  • 25% of applications within 36 days
  • 50% of applications within 46 days
  • 75% of applications within 71 days
  • 90% of applications within 6 months

Eligibility

If you want to be eligible for a Labour Agreement Stream 482, you must:

  • Be employed under a labour agreement
  • Have work experience of at least 2 years in your nominated occupation
  • Have a relevant skills assessment if it’s required by Home Affairs
  • Work only for your sponsor in Australia
  • Fulfill the minimum requirements for English language proficiency
  • Be nominated
  • Meet the health and character requirements
  • Have adequate health insurance for your whole stay period in Australia
  • Not owe debts to the Australian Government. If there’re any debts, you must have arranged resources to pay them back.
  • Sign the Australian Values Statement to verify that you’ll obey the Australian laws.

Cost

The charges for labor agreement stream 482 start from AUD 2,690. These charges also apply to dependents who’re 18 years of age or above. While dependents under 18 have to pay AUD 675 for the 482 labor agreement stream. You might also have to pay for biometrics, health checks, police certificates and English language tests.

Stay Period

Labor Agreement Stream 482 is a provisional visa. You can stay in Australia for 4 years. The stay period depends on the validity of your visa. Likewise, it’s determined by the terms in the labor contract. In comparison, people who hold a Hong Kong passport may stay for 5 years in Australia.

Benefits

With Labor Agreement Stream 482, you can:

  • Work for your sponsor for 4 years in Australia
  • Work for 5 years if you hold a Hong Kong passport
  • Travel from and to Australia as many times as you like until your visa is valid
  • Study in Australia

Subsequent Entrant 482

Subsequent Entrant 482 is for family members of 457 visa and Temporary Skill Shortage Visa holders who separately apply for a TSS visa. If you want to join the primary 457 or a Temporary Skill Shortage Visa visa holder, you can apply for a Subsequent Entrant 482.

Processing Time

The Department of Home Affairs hasn’t provided the exact processing time for Subsequent Entrant 482. However, it processes visa applications on a case-by-case basis. The processing time depends and varies according to individual circumstances. Applicants must submit the visa application correctly. Moreover, they must provide the complete documents in their visa applications.

Eligibility

To obtain a Subsequent Entrant 482 successfully, you must:

  • Be a dependent or partner of 457 visa or Temporary Skill Shortage Visa holder.
  • Have been nominated by the primary visa holder’s sponsor
  • Have adequate health insurance
  • Meet the health and character requirements
  • Hold a substantive visa or Bridging Visa A, Bridging Visa B, or Bridging Visa C if you’re in Australia while applying for Subsequent Entrant 482
  • Meet your previous visa conditions
  • Haven’t violated the ‘paying for visa sponsorship’ legislative provisions
  • Not have ever had a visa application canceled
  • Sign the Australian Values Statement
  • Not owe debts to the Australian Government.

Cost

The cost of a Subsequent Entrant 482 is AUD 1,290.

Stay Period

Subsequent Entrant 482 is a provisional visa. You can stay in Australia for as long as your visa is valid.

Benefits

With a Subsequent Entrant 482, you can:

  • Live and work in Australia
  • Study in Australia at your own expense
  • Travel as many times as you want until your visa is valid
  • Apply for PR in Australia if you’re eligible

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