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Temporary Skill Short Stay 482 Visa

Temporary Skill Short Stay 482 Visa

The TSS 482 temporary visa allows an employer to sponsor a foreign skilled worker to fill a position that an Australian cannot.

To be eligible you must:

  • Be nominated for a qualified position by an approved sponsor
  • Have the right skills to do the job
  • Meet the relevant English language requirements

Frequent Questions

What are the types of 482 visa?

Within the nomination, an employer can nominate an applicant under 3 different types of 482 visa, according to the nominee’s occupation.
Short-term stream
This short-term nomination allows the employer to nominate an applicant for a 2-year visa. These occupations are found on the Short-term Skilled Occupations List, STSOL.

Medium-term stream
This medium-term nomination allows the employer to nominate an applicant for a visa of up to 4 years. The occupation must be on the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) or the Regional Occupations List (ROL).

Labour agreement stream
Employers who have a labour agreement can nominate applicants under this type. The applicant can live and work in Australia for up to 4 years depending on the terms of the employment agreement.
The most difficult part of the process can be the nomination of the applicant since it has a number of requirements from the employer. Likewise, the applicant’s nomination must be made before applying for the visa, it must be approved and validated at the time of the visa evaluation.

Subsequent Entrant: This is another type of visa, for the 457 subclass family members and TSS visa holders who separately apply for their visa and wish to join the 457 main subclass or TSS visa holder in Australia.

What is the cost of the TSS 482 visa?

Short-term stream
The visa has a cost of 1,265 AUD for the main applicant and for each dependent 18 years of age or older. It will cost AUD 320 for each dependent under the age of 18.
You will have to consider other expenses in English language tests, medical checks, police certificates and biometrics.

Medium-term stream
The visa has a cost of 2,645 AUD for the main applicant and for each dependent of 18 years or more. It will cost AUD 660 for each dependent under the age of 18.
You will have to consider other expenses in English language tests, medical checks, police certificates and biometrics.

Labour agreement stream
The visa has a cost of 2,645 AUD for the main applicant and for each dependent of 18 years or more. It will cost AUD 660 for each dependent under the age of 18.
You will have to consider other expenses in English language tests, medical checks, police certificates and biometrics.

Later participant
The 482 visa application fee will be calculated based on the sequence in which the primary visa was granted (i.e. a short-term, medium-term or employment contract sequence).
You will have to consider other expenses in English language tests, medical checks, police certificates and biometrics.

What are the processing times for the 482 visa?

Processing times may vary due to the circumstances of each case, which include:
– If you have submitted a complete application, including all necessary supporting documents.
– How quickly you respond to any request for additional information
– The time it takes to make the necessary checks on the supporting information provided.
– The time it takes to receive additional information from outside agencies, particularly health, character, and national security requirements.
It will be your responsibility to ensure that all relevant documentation and evidence is attached to your application.

What are the eligibility criteria to apply for a 482 Temporary Skill Shortage visa?

Among the main requirements of the 482 visa are:

– Have an occupation on the consolidated list of qualified occupations.
– Have been nominated for a job by an Australian employer who wants to hire you to work with them.
– Have the skills and qualifications relevant to your occupation.
– Have at least two years of work experience in your occupation and meet ANZSCO requirements. This means that if you recently graduated from an Australian university, you generally would not qualify for the 482 visa, unless you have completed another qualification abroad and have 2 years of experience after that qualification.
– Have English language skills.
– Meet DHA requirements for good character and health.
– If you are in Australia, you have a substantive visa or a bridging visa A, of your visa.
– There is no age requirement for the 482 visa.
– Occupation in MLTSSL / ROL: Pathway to permanent residency (after 3 years).
– Occupation in STSOL: No option towards permanent residency unless the occupation is regional.

What are the main requirements for employers to apply for a Temporary Skill Shortage 482 visa?

Employers sponsoring foreign nationals to work in Australia on the 482 visa, must:

– Be a company that works legally in the country.
– Not having adverse information against the business.
– Nominate a job for the foreign worker that is full-time and genuine.
– Comply with the requirements related to salary and working conditions.
– Provide evidence from labour market tests if necessary.

Is a skills assessment needed for a 482 visa?

Certain TSS visa applicants are required to take a mandatory skills assessment as part of the visa application process.

The following steps apply when submitting your visa application:

– Check if you need a mandatory skills assessment or if you are eligible for a 482 subclass visa waiver.
– Begin or have completed a skills assessment, within a three-year period, prior to submitting the application.
– Include the skills assessment reference number to avoid processing delays.
– Indicate as evidence of any exemptions if you are eligible.
– As part of the application process, you may be asked for a skills assessment, even when it is not required. They will request it in writing when necessary.

How to get a skills assessment:

Step 1 Contact the evaluating authority
Get in touch with the evaluating authority corresponding to your occupation. Verify that the evaluating authority is correct for your nominated occupation and organise your skills assessment well before applying for the visa.
Each evaluating authority has its own procedures, deadlines and positions.

Step 2 Receive your evaluation
Provide a scanned certified copy of the appropriate skills assessment with your visa application. If you do not obtain a positive evaluation result, you will not be able to apply for a qualified migration visa.

How to apply for the Temporary Skill Shortage Visa 482

Before applying for the TSS 482 visa it is important that you check if your occupation is on the lists of qualified occupations in Australia. Also, you should make sure that you meet all the eligibility requirements.

Then, start organising certain documentation and submitting the application, such as identity documents, character, skills, work experience, health and English language skills.

Find an employer who is willing to sponsor you for a job in Australia. Employers can complete the employer sponsorship application online through the Department of Home Affairs (DHA).

Make sure the employer’s request for sponsorship is from a legal, active, and operational company that complies with established labour practices.

The next step will be to obtain a nomination from an employer. Once you find an employer, you will have to get nominated for the 482 visa. Here you will see all the details of the position you are going to fill and your salary.

You can apply for the visa at the same time that your employer submits the applications for it to sponsor and nominate you.

You, as a visa applicant, must demonstrate that you meet the skills required for your occupation, as well as the health and character requirements.

Once the employer nomination application is submitted, you will be able to apply for the 457 visa online through DHA.

Apply for the visa online at ImmiAccount:

  1. Log in or create an ImmiAccount.
  2. Attach the documentation.
  3. Pay the application fee. Your request will not be processed until you pay the fee.
  4. Write down the reference number of the transaction.

Each member of your family must have their application fee paid and the documents attached to your application.

It can take DHA several months to make a decision on your visa application. The processing time for the TSS visa is approximately 11-18 days.

You can be inside or outside Australia when they notify you of the decision. They must have approved the nomination of your employer before being able to grant you a TSS visa.

They will inform you in writing of the decision on your visa application, where they will inform you:

  • Your visa grant number.
  • ┬áThe initial date of your visa.
  • ┬áThe conditions of your visa.

Finally, once your application is approved, you will receive your visa and can start working in Australia.

To avoid bad news with the result of your visa application, in Visado, our migration experts will guide you during all the process, so you don’t waste your time and money. Make your personal and professional dreams come true, build the pathway to permanent residency in Australia step by step.


  • Thanks to the support of Visado during the process of my 482 visa, I am working with my Australian employer without any inconvenience, so I aspire after three years working with my employer, to be able to obtain my permanent residency.

    Ignacio Cruz
  • Being a complex process, I decided to do it with Visado, and it was the best decision since they helped me and my employer with the visa application, which was positive.

    Stella Perez
  • I did not know what type of 482 visa I could apply for, so I sought the help of Visado, they really have very professional immigration agents, they supported me at each stage of the process and resolved all my doubts in a clear way. I appreciate the support, I totally recommend them.

    Carolina Valencia

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