TSS 482 Visas and Employer Nominated Stream (ENS Visas) – This visa allows skilled workers to live and work in Australia permanently or temporarily after being nominated by their employer.
482 Visa Streams
When applying for a visa 482, you must decide which stream is best for you:
Stream with a short duration
You can work in Australia for up to two years, or four years, depending on your situation, on a short-term stream visa.
Stream for the medium-term
If you match the qualifying conditions, the medium-term stream will allow you to stay and work in Australia for four years before applying for permanent residence.
Stream of labor agreements
If your sponsor is a member of the labor agreements, you can apply for the labor agreement stream. The labor agreements between Australian employers and the government permit businesses to import workers to Australia following the deals.
Checklist for 482 Visas
For your 482 visa application, you’ll need to gather the following documents:
- ID and passport
- Qualifications and experience
- Documents for evaluating skills
- Proof of English language ability
- Health-care coverage
- Evidence of your good moral character
- Your partner’s documents
- Your minor children’s documents
- Documents for your adult child who is financially reliant on you
- Documents of Assistance
Eligibility of Visa 482
The following are the requirements for obtaining a 482 visa:
- A qualifying employer has nominated you for a job position.
- You worked for your nominator while engaged in your selected profession.
- Before applying for a 482 visa, you worked in your specified occupation for two years.
- You own a substantive or bridging visa A, a BVB, or a BVC (if you apply from Australia).
- Your boss suggested you for a position on the STSOL (short-term skilled occupation list) (see the list).
- It would help if you were nominated for a job on the MLTSSL list of medium-skilled occupations (see the complete list).
- Your work must be covered by the Australian government’s and your sponsor’s labor agreements.
- The labor agreements must include your sponsor.
Subclass 186 visas, also known as Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visas, are permanent resident visas for talented employees. They are open to candidates who are currently living and working in Australia as temporary residents and those who are not. An Australian employer must nominate a skilled individual to be eligible for this visa.
- The Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) Stream and the Direct Entry (DE) Stream are the two streams of the subclass 186 visa. Each stream has its own set of requirements.
- You must have a subclass 457 visa, a 482 visa, or a bridging visa issued in conjunction with one of these subclasses to apply in the TRT stream.
- You can apply in the DE stream from anywhere in the world.
Eligibility of 186 VISA
The Transition Stream for Temporary Residence
Applicants who applied for or had a 457 visa before April 18, 2017, and those who filed for a 457 or 482 access after April 18, 2017, can apply through the TRT stream.
Based on grandfathering rules laid forth by the Department of Home Affairs, if you applied for your 457 visa before April 18, 2017 and were granted, you can apply for the 186 visas once you have worked with your sponsor for a minimum of two years while the holder of this visa. You must be under the age of 50 in this case.
If your 457/482 visa was issued after April 18, 2017, you must have an occupation listed on the MLTSSL and can then apply for the 186 visas after working for your sponsor for three years. If they have an occupation on the STSOL, this group of applicants will be unable to apply for the 186 visas. If they have a career on the STSOL, this group of applicants cannot apply for the 186 visa unless they live in a regional area and have worked for the nominated employer for three years while on a 457 or 482 visa. In this case, applicants must be under 45 years old.
All applicants in this stream must demonstrate that they earned the salary stated in their 457/482 nomination in each relevant year.
Application Process of 482 Visa
- You must possess the necessary qualifications for the position (skills assessment)
- An Australian employer must nominate you.
- You must be in good health and have a good moral character.
- Have a skilled occupation on the list of qualifying occupations
- Unless you are exempt, you must have at least 3 years of relevant job experience.
- Unless you are excluded, obtain a favorable skills assessment.
- When you apply, you must be under 45 years old.
- If any of the following apply to you, you are excused from the age requirements:
- A university in Australia has nominated you as an academic (university professor or faculty head at Academic Level B, C, D, or E).
- An Australian scientific government agency has nominated you as a scientist, researcher, or technical (scientific) specialist at ANZSCO skill level 1 or 2.
- You currently hold a Special Category (subclass 444) or New Zealand citizen’s family member (subclass 461) visa. You have worked for the employer who nominated you for at least 2 years in the nominated role in the three years immediately preceding your application. Unpaid leave is not included in the two-year timeframe.
Application Process 186 visas
- It would help if you got your abilities evaluated (skills assessment)
- You may be asked to take an English test.
- During your stay in Australia, you are entirely responsible for all medical expenses. Medical insurance protects you from financial ruin.
- To be granted this visa, you must have acceptable health coverage for your stay. Medically essential care, including transportation, should be covered under your policy.
Benefits of 482 Visa
- This visa allows skilled individuals whose company has been nominated to live and work permanently in Australia.
- A 457, TSS, or similar bridging visa A, B, or C is required.
- Typically, you must have worked full-time for your employer for at least three years.
- It would help if you were nominated for this position by your employer.
- This visa allows skilled individuals whose company has been nominated to live and work permanently in Australia. If you already work for or will work for, an employer who is a party to a collective bargaining agreement, the Labour Agreement stream may be for you.
- A labor agreement must exist between the employer and the employee.
Benefits of 186 Visa
- Employer applies to be a sponsor.
- The employer has been approved as a sponsor.
- Your employer has recommended you for skilled employment.
- Employee submits a visa application.
- The outcome of the visa application
- The steps must be completed in the correct order. You don’t have to wait for one stage to finish before proceeding to the next.
If your 457/482 visa was issued after April 18, 2017, you must have an occupation listed on the MLTSSL and can then apply for the 186 visas after working for your sponsor for three years. If they have a career on the STSOL, this group of applicants will be unable to apply for the 186 visas.