The TSS programme is designed to fill temporary skill shortages in Australia, by allowing employers to sponsor appropriately skilled overseas workers where they are unable to source these skills in the local labour market.
How does the TSS visa work?
The TSS visa comprises the following 3 streams:
You must meet specified eligibility criteria for one of the above streams to apply for the subclass 482 visa.
The employer-sponsored visa programme involves a 3-stage application process, all of which must be approved for a successful application. These are as follows:
As employer sponsorship approvals generally last for 5 years, if your proposed employer is already an approved sponsor at the time of application lodgement, then only the nomination and visa applications will be required.
What is required for the Sponsorship application?
The first step in this process is for your proposed employer to obtain approval as a Standard Business Sponsor (SBS). The employer must satisfy a number of specified requirements for sponsorship approval, which include the following:
Overseas businesses can also apply for sponsorship if they seek to establish, or assist in establishing, a business operation in Australia with overseas connections; or to fulfil, or assist in fulfilling a contractual obligation.
What is required for the Nomination application?
The second stage of the application process seeks approval to nominate you for the position which your proposed employer is seeking to fill. The employer must satisfy a number of specified requirements for nomination approval, which include the following:
What is required for the Visa application?
The final stage in this process is lodgement of the visa application itself. To qualify for a visa grant, you will need to demonstrate that you are appropriately qualified and have the skills required to perform the nominated position. You must satisfy the English language, health and character requirements. Specific criteria also apply to each stream. An age limit does not apply to this visa.
What happens if the subclass 482 visa is granted?
You can be located either in Australia or offshore for visa grant.
The team at VISA LOUNGE have over 10 years experience in corporate immigration and employer sponsored visas – Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) visa, also referred to as the TSS visa and Permanent Residency 186 and 187 Employer Sponsored.
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