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Subclass 482 Temporary Skill Shortage Visa

Open your Way to Permanent Residency in Australia


In the world, Australia is considered one of the habitable countries. It is an attractive destination for immigrants. The Subclass 482 Temporary Skill Shortage Visa gives businesses the right to sponsor or employ foreign workers based on the skilled occupation list on a temporary basis.

The validation of the visa is can be up to 4 years depending upon the occupation. Occupations that are in the list of short skilled occupations can get visas with a duration of up to 2 years. People can renew this visa once.

An occupation that is on the list of medium and long-term strategic skill list can stay up to 4 years. For this type of visa, there is unlimited renewal but the applicant has to meet eligibility criteria.

 A temporary skill shortage visa gives you the right to live and work in Australia but there are other benefits. A Subclass 482 Temporary Skill Shortage Visa can open the door for permanent residency in Australia. With the Employer Nomination Scheme Visa they can obtain permanent residency in Australia. 

TSS visa holder who wants to explore the permanent residency option has two pathways-one is temporary resident transition stream and another is a direct entry.

Temporary Residency Stream

If you are a TSS visa holder and have worked with the same employer for at least three years in Australia then you can apply for permanent residency through a temporary residency transition stream. Your eligibility determines on the following things:

  • You must be below the age of 45 or qualify for an exemption.
  • You must meet health and character requirements
  • You should hold a TSS or 457 visas during the time of the application.
  • You must work in the occupation that is listed on the MLTSSL or the ROL
  • You must demonstrate English proficiency.
  • You should have to be sponsored by a nominating employer with whom you have worked for at least three years.

It also depends on your location. You can apply for permanent residency by the employer-nominated scheme or the regional employer-sponsored scheme.

The employer should meet certain criteria and agree to sponsor you, this is the most important need. They should lodge a valid nomination and pay the Skilling Australian fund fee.

Direct Entry Stream

The direct entry system is another option for the temporary skill shortage visa holder to obtain permanent residency. The foreign worker does not need to work for the sponsoring employer for at least three years.

This can include candidates who have changed jobs after the TSS visa was secured. You need to provide certain things to be eligible for this. Here the requirements are:

  • At least three years of work experience in your nominated profession. Do not need to be with the same employer but it must be of the same occupation.
  • Applicant must have English proficiency
  • Should take the Skill Assessment test
  • Must be below the age of 45
  • Occupation must be on the list of MLTSSL or ROL

Certain family members can also be included with your application for permanent residency in Australia. You can also be an Australian citizen if you hold permanent residency.

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