What is the 482 visa short term stream
Visa for Temporary Skill Shortage, Subclass 482
With the use of the Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (Subclass 482), Australian firms are able to sponsor a qualified individual to fill a post for which they are unable to find a qualified Australian candidate. The Short Term Stream, Medium Stream, Labor Agreement Stream, and Subsequent Entrant Stream are the 4 distinct streams under this visa.
With the use of the Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482), also known as the “TSS visa,” an Australian employer can sponsor a foreign national to work for them in Australia. The 19th of March 2019 saw the introduction of this specific work visa. It took the place of the DHA-abolished Temporary Work Visa Subclass 457. You may qualify for the TSS visa if you have the ability to fill a position with an Australian firm that is looking to hire you.
The TSS visa is divided into three (3) streams:
- The stream of the short-term
- The stream for the mid-term
- The stream of the Labor Agreement
The Consolidated Skilled Occupations list can be used to choose the stream that pertains to you. Your TSS visa will only be issued for a maximum of two (2) years if your occupation qualifies you for the short-term stream. Your TSS visa will only be granted for a maximum of four (4) years if your occupation qualifies you for the medium-term stream.
Short Term Stream
When companies are unable to find an Australian worker with the necessary skills, it enables them to overcome the labor shortages by bringing in competent individuals. The Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) stream of the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) subclass 186 visa will allow Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) subclass 482 visa holders in the short-term stream to apply for permanent residency.
TSS visa holders who wish to apply must:
- between 1 February 2020 and 14 December 2021, having spent at least a year in Australia.
- satisfy all additional nomination and visa requirements for the ENS visa’s TRT stream.
As of July 1, 2022, this pathway will be open for two years. According to Ministerial Directives, the Department is currently giving priority to applications on the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) and those in crucial industries.
Additionally, those who hold a subclass 457 visa for temporary work (skilled) and work in a position on the short-term skilled employment list are covered by these provisions (STSOL). As a result, individuals with valid subclass 457 visas will be able to apply for the TRT stream of the ENS without first requesting a TSS visa.
When the subclass 457 visa was replaced by the TSS visa, transitional procedures for holders of subclass 457 visas pursuing a permanent residence pathway through the TRT stream of the ENS went into effect. These temporary measures were scheduled to expire on March 18, 2022, but they will remain in place and be reconsidered in two years.
Requirements for the short-term stream
You must submit a nomination for a job that is on the list of short-term skilled migration occupations.
- A minimum of two years of relevant work experience in the profession or a closely related sector is required.
- Must only work for your sponsor or a related entity, unless your circumstances indicate exemptions
- A minimum level of competency in English (eg. IELTS at least minimum 6 each band)
What the price will be
The government-imposed visa price begins at AUD1,290.
If the International Trade Obligation (ITO) is in effect, the applicant may stay for a maximum of four years or up to two years.
Depending on the conditions surrounding the application for a Temporary Skill Shortage visa (Subclass 482), processing can take anywhere from 77 days to 7 months on average.
Holding a short-term stream
- Work for your sponsor for two years or four years if an International Trade Obligation (ITO) is in effect during that time in Australia.
- But you won’t get government funding to study
- While your visa is still valid, have fun traveling to and from Australia.
ESI is here to assist if you wish to live and work in Australia as a skilled immigrant and need professional advice. With ample experience in the field of education and migration consulting, we offer complete solutions to the candidates and support them during the entire procedure.