Temporary Skill Shortage (Subclass 482) / TSS Visa Australia

Labour Market Test (LMT) in Australia

Temporary Skill Shortage visa Australia (TSS Visa) is a temporary work visa that allows employers to address labour shortages by employing overseas qualified or skilled workers where they cannot find an appropriately skilled Australian worker.

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Temporary Skill Shortage ( TSS) Visa has three streams

Short-term stream – for temporary overseas skilled workers to fill short-term positions in a range of occupations for a maximum of two years (or up to four years if an international trade obligation [ITO] applies). The applicants are eligible for renewal of visa only once while they are in Australia after satisfying case officers that they are a genuine temporary entrant.
Medium-term stream – for highly skilled overseas workers to fill medium-to-long term list occupations for up to four years, with eligibility to apply for permanent residence after three years.
Labour Agreement stream – where an employer has executed a labour agreement with the Commonwealth of Australia to source skilled overseas workers because there is a demonstrated need that cannot be met in the Australian labour market and standard visa programs are not available.

Components of Employment Contract

Application stages

There are 3 stages under Subclass 482 visa program:

All three applications can be made at the same time but be submitted in this order only:sponsorship application, nomination application and visa application. We can assist you in preparing one or more visa applications for your clients, Contact Us.

In order to successfully apply for this visa, your client will need to meet following key

    • Be nominated for an occupation eligible for this visa
    • Meet skills and qualification requirements for the position
    • Meet the Functional English Requirements
    • Meet health and character requirements

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Advantages of Subclass 482 visa

  • Stay and work in Australia for approved sponsor in your nominated occupation for up to 4 years
  • Travel to and from Australia
  • Bring eligible dependents to work and study in Australia

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McKkr’s has a team of migration specialists who are experienced in Temporary Skill Shortage Visa. Call us at +61 2 46261002 to speak to our migration agents or Book Your Consultation today.