Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (Subclass 482)

This visa type has been provisioned to employ skilled laborers/people from outside world when such are hardly available in Australia.

Under subclass 482, following are the visa types:

The Short-Term stream

This visa allows stay of 2 years for sponsored workers and 4 years if an International Trade Obligation (ITO) applies. Without any restrictions, you can travel within and, to and from Australia as many times you want. Also, upon meeting criteria, you can apply for Permanent Residence. Visa processing time may extend to 60 days from 35 days and the cost is AUD 1265. 

You must have a minimum of 2 years of work experience and your occupation skills match list of Eligible Short-term Skilled Occupation. Also, it is necessary that you meet minimum standards of English language proficiency. Under this scheme, your are only allowed to work for your sponsor or associated entity, unless any exemptions

Medium-term stream

This visa enables employers in Australia to address the deficiency of specifically skilled human resource in certain areas of occupation which are listed on either Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) or Regional Occupation List (ROL).

You must have a minimum of 2 years of work experience and your occupation skills match the MLTSSL or ROL list. Also, it is necessary that you meet minimum standards of English language proficiency. Under this scheme, your are only allowed to work for your sponsor or associated entity, unless any exemptions.

This visa allows a stay up to 4 years and it may take 7 to 9 months for visa processing that costs AUD 2690. If eligible, you can also apply for permanent residence.

Labour agreement stream

Employer with the labour agreement with the Australian Government to fulfill their needs of work force, nominate skilled workers who possess a minimum of 2 years of work experience, as per the terms specified in such labour agreement 

Also, it is necessary that you meet minimum standards of English language proficiency, and you are allowed only to work for your sponsor.

This visa grants a stay up to 4 years depending on the terms in the labour agreement, and it may take 7 to 11 months for visa processing with a cost of AUD 2690.

Subsequent entrant

This visa is for family members of subclass 457 and TSS visa holders applying separately for their TSS visa and wish to join the primary subclass 457 or TSS visa holder in Australia.

Your length of stay depends upon the validity of your visa. You can work, live and study as well as there will be unhindered travel permit within and, to and from Australia. This visa costs AUD 1290 with no specific time mentioned for its processing.