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Temporary Skills Shortage Visa (Subclass 482)

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Australian employers can nominate skilled international workers for this Visa when they can’t find an appropriate skilled worker in Australia. The visa holder can work in Australia in their nominated occupation and may have a pathway to Permanent Residency. Nominees can be inside or outside Australia during the application process.

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Who is this Visa suitable for?

Appropriately skilled international workers looking for temporary employment within Australia or a path to permanent residency.

What this Visa lets you do?

  • Stay in Australia for 2 years (4 years if ITO applies or medium term application).

  • Work in Australia during stay period.

  • Apply for permanent residence.

  • Travel to/ from Australia as many times as you want.

Visa Requirements

  • Employer sponsored visa application: This business must be operating lawfully in Australia and must also meet the correct employment practices.

  • Nomination Application: the employer needs to show efforts have been made to hire an Australian worker, and the need of a genuine position in the business is needed. The role must fit on the list of eligible short-term skilled occupations.

  • The visa applicant must meet the skills required for their occupation and 2 years of full-time work experience (or part-time equivalent) within the last 5 years.

  • You may only work for your sponsor or associated entity.

  • Meet certain minimum standards of English language proficiency.

  • Hong Kong passport holders may stay up to 5 years.

How to Apply?

With Australian Immigration & Visa Services on your side, you can trust that our registered Australian immigration consultants will guide you through the entire application process and be there to support you along the way.


Find a Business Sponsor

The business or organisation sponsoring your visa must first be approved as an ‘approved business sponsor’


Get Nominated

Obtain the nomination of your prospective employer


Skills Assessment

Obtain a relevant skills assessment if your occupation requires one.


English and Health Examination

Meet minimum standards of English language proficiency unless you are exempt from needing to show this and complete your health examination.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your sponsor is required to pay the Levy fees once they begin the nomination process.

The levy fee depends on the business size:

  • Small business with turnover of less than 10million AUD will need to pay 1,200 AUD yearly
  • Larger businesses with turnover of more than 10 million will need to pay 1,800 AUD yearly.

Don’t know which visa to apply for?

With AIVS’ Australian visa specialists and employer sponsored visa immigration agents we can help you find a solution to your visa needs, and assist you with any questions you may have about which visa is suitable for your specific circumstances.

Who I Work With

Worldly Migration is an Australian Immigration agency that provides migration solutions tailored to every situation. Worldly Migration’s primary consultant is employer visa specialist Evan Bishop, a registered Australian migration agent (MARN 1679414) who prior to establishing Worldly Migration in 2018, was an experienced recruiter, specialising in helping international students secure their first professional employment roles in Australia. Evan was continually approached by Migration Agents and Lawyers to assist with Employer Nominator preparation. A lot of this involves writing Employment Position Descriptions, providing specific information on Labour Market Testing, and justifying salaries. This was the catalyst for the evolution of his passion for launching Worldly Migration. Evan oversees all work directly, and he is known for his meticulous approach. Keeping up to date with immigration legislation changes that always reflect current policies is a hallmark of Evan’s clients.