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Australian Temporary Visas
Temporary Skilled Shortage Visa (TSS) Subclass 482
This Visa replaces the previous 457 (Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa) and is designed to temporarily fill skills shortages in those occupations where employers are searching for staff and cannot source them locally.
The TSS subclass 482 visa supercedes the 457 visa and in all respects provides more stringent requirements for approval. English Language, Labour Market Testing, Market Rate Pay, TSMIT, 2 years prior skilled experience, Skills Assessment, Police Checks and payments to the Skilling Australia fund are factors that may need to be considered.
This visa requires that you be sponsored (and Nominated) by an Australian Employer to be eligible to make application.
There are three streams to this visa:
The Short Term Stream: The Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) specifies occupations eligible to apply for this stream. The visa term is 2 years with a further 2 year term available by application. There is no avenue to permanent residence available via this stream
The Medium Term Stream: Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL). This stream provides a term of up to 4 years and a pathway to Permanent Residence after 3 years work.
The Labour Agreement Stream: For occupations where a Labour Agreement has been, or is to be, negotiated with the Department of Home Affairs.
We strongly suggest that employers and/or applicants get in touch with us if they are contemplating an application for this visa.
TSS Legislative Instruments
Immi 18/048 Specification of Occupations—Subclass 482 Visa) Instrument 2018 (for STSOL & MLTSSL)
IMMI 18/037: Regional Certifying Bodies and Regional Postcodes) Instrument 2018
IMMI 18/039: Mandatory Skills Assessment—Subclass 482 Visa) Instrument 2018
IMMI 18/032: Language Test Requirements—Subclass 482 Visa) Instrument 2018
IMMI 18/033: Specification of Income Threshold and Annual Earnings and Methodology of Annual Market Salary Rate) Instrument 2018
IMMI 18/035: Specification of Exempt Occupations) Instrument 2018
IMMI 18/039: IMMI 18/039: Mandatory Skills Assessment—Subclass 482 Visa) Instrument 2018
IMMI 18/059: Period within which labour market testing is required to be undertaken) Instrument 2018
IMMI 17/109: Determination of International Trade Obligations relating to Labour Market Testing) Instrument 2017
IMMI 18/017: Specification of Training Requirements for Regulation 2.87B) Instrument 2018
Visitor Visa's Subclass 600, 601 ETA & 651 eVisitor
A variety of options to cater to differing circumstances.
Within the Subclass 600 Visitor Visa, the following streams are specified:
business visitor activities
tour with a registered travel agent from the People’s Republic of China
Extended visiting terms are available for parents of Australian Permanent Residents in certain circumstances.
Talk to us to find out which visa best suits your circumstances.
Working Holiday and Work & Holiday Visa's Subclass 417 & 462
For those aged between 18yrs to 30yrs from specified countries this is your opportunity to work and travel within Australia. Initially this visa is for a term of 12 months but may be renewed for a further 12 months if you spend 3 months working in a specified occupation in Regional Australia during the term of your first visa.
Come experience the Australian lifestyle. Ask us to arrange this for you.