482 TSS Visa


Work Sponsorship Visa

The work sponsorship visa has become highly utilised by employers in recent years to fill the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) and labour shortage from small businesses all the way to large corporations. This visa allows the Australian company to sponsor and nominate workers to fill their skill shortages. It allows the visa holder up to four year stay in Australia. There is no age limit to this visa and has other criteria that one must meet as it is a temporary visa.

What is the Work Sponsorship Visa (TSS Visa 482)?

The visa was designed for Australian employers to fill the local labour market shortages with overseas skilled workers on a temporary basis. In addition, it believes that by employing overseas workers will be beneficial to the local economy. The sponsoring company must show that they were unable to fill the labour shortage locally in the nomination application.

The different types of TSS visas:

There are now three streams of TSS visa:

  • Short term
  • Medium term
  • Labour agreement

How do I know where my occupation fits in?

There are two lists of occupations the Short-Term stream of occupation list which allows visa holders to stay and work in Australia for a period of up to two years.

The Medium-Term stream allows nominated employees to live and work in Australia for a period of up to four years.

The Labour Agreement stream

To sponsor an employee under this, stream the employer must organise a labour agreement with the Government. This requires much negotiating by the company in order to fill the necessary requirements.

We are a company that has never sponsored what do we do?

The application process for the company itself is a two-part process.

  1. The employer fills in a sponsorship application known as a Standard Business Sponsorship (SBS) application
  2. They then nominate for a skilled position that the company needs to fill

This is where the expertise of Direct Migration Experts comes in. We are able to guide you , advise you and prepare your work sponsorship visa application to meet the Standard Business Sponsorship application. Once your company is approved as a Standard Business Sponsor you will be able to nominate the role in order to fill your shortages.

I am currently in Australia and would like to apply for the visa as my employer wants to sponsor me what must I do?

You would need to hold the formal qualifications and or have the necessary work experience for your nominated occupation.

Other standard requirements for the application in order to be eligible you would need to:

  • Meet the English language requirements
  • Meet the health and character requirements.

If you are onshore in order to lodge a valid visa application, you would need to hold a substantive visa at time of lodging the new application.

I am on a work visa and want to put my partner/spouse/children on my visa?

Whether they applied with you originally or not you are able to add your dependents to your visa. However, you will need authorisation from your employer. Certain states and territories even give dependents access to free government education such as school if you live and work in those regions. Speak to your migration agent for further advice on this today.

I have been on my work visa and now want to be nominated for permanent residency how can I do this?

You would first need to speak to your employer as they would be required to nominate you first. This requires them to submit a nomination for your permanent residency. We suggest speaking to your employer then you are able to speak to us to find out more information.

If you are a company or an individual wishing to apply, please don’t hesitate in contacting us today so we are able to provide you with the right advice and guide you in obtaining the outcome you desire.

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