Temporary Skill Shortage Visa
(Subclass 482- TSS)
This visa category is the primary tool used for Australian organisation to access international talent to fill labour gaps in the economy on a temporary basis.
This visa is valid for @ or 4 years, depending on the applicants listed occupation.
This visa is a temporary visa, however, for certain listed occupations may lead to permanent residence.
- Employer – Receives Standard Business Sponsorship
- Employer – Nominates the occupation and the applicant
- Employee – applies for the visa
If the applicant occupation is set out in the current Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) , you may be eligible to apply for a Permanent Residence (PR) visa.
A visa on the Short-Term Skilled Occupations List (STSOL) occupation does not lead to permanent residency. [One may however apply for points test PR visas].
If eligible to apply for the Permanent Resident Visa – sc 186 Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS), Temporary Resident Transition stream certain criteria have to be met
Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) subclass 187 visa has been discontinued.
The replacement visa is the sc494 visa.
For available visa fact sheets please complete the enquire now form