Australia 482 Visa Process and Approved Sponsors

The Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa (subclass 482) is a temporary visa that allows skilled workers to live and work in Australia for up to four years. It is designed to address labor shortages in Australia by enabling employers to sponsor skilled overseas workers to fill positions they cannot fill with Australian workers.

This is the most popular and common type of visa for foreign workers to work in Australia. Many companies in Australia sponsor your 482 visa. More details about the Australia 482 Visa Process and Approved Sponsors list are given below.

  • Stay: The length of stay will depend on the visa you use.
  • Cost: AUD420.00

List of Approved Sponsors for 482 Visa

These are all the companies and employers in Australia who can hire foreign workers.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the TSS visa, you must:

  • Be nominated by an approved employer
  • Have the skills and experience required for the nominated position
  • Meet the health and character requirements
  • Have an English language level that meets the minimum requirements for your occupation

Application Process

The application process for the TSS visa is as follows:

  1. Your employer must submit a nomination application to the Department of Home Affairs.
  2. Once your nomination is approved, you will be invited to apply for the visa.
  3. You will need to submit a visa application and pay the visa application fee.
  4. You will also need to undergo health and character checks.
  5. If your visa application is approved, you will be issued with a visa grant notice.

There are two streams of the TSS visa:

  • Short-term stream: Allows you to stay in Australia for up to two years.
  • Medium-term stream: Allows you to stay in Australia for up to four years.

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