How to apply for a Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa?
The process of getting an employment sponsored visa – subclass 482 involves responsibilities of both employers and employees.
Step 1: Check if you are eligible for a temporary skill shortage visa
The TSS visa is issued to offset the labour shortages in Australia; hence the first thing you should do is investigating if your occupation is on the skilled occupation list published by the Department of Home Affairs.
If your occupation is on this list, you must check if you satisfy all other requirements for a visa application. These requirements vary depending on visa streams, but generally they include English proficiency, working experience, health and character checks.
Step 2: Find your sponsor
It is compulsory to have an sponsored employer in order to apply for this visa type. As the application will involve multiple processes and fees covered by the employer, you must find a suitable sponsor who really appreciates the value of your capacity and is keen on sponsoring you.
Step 3: Your employer applies to be a sponsor
Your employer must apply for the sponsorship by creating an account on the ImmiAccount website and submitting all required documents. In the application, your employer has to show that he/she is not able to find a worker in the Australian workforce market to fill his/her organisation’s vacancy. The occupation that your employer wants to nominate you also must be on the list of eligible skilled occupations. The fee for sponsorship application is AUD 420.
There is only one case where your employer does not need to apply for sponsorship, which is when you apply for the labour agreement stream under a 482 visa. However, in this case, your employer must submit a request to be a part of the labour agreements.
Step 4: Your sponsor nominates you as a skilled worker
After the sponsorship is approved, your employer can nominate you for a position in his/her organisation and lodge a nomination application for you. The nomination application needs to include the position description details, salary information, and previous efforts to look for an Australian worker. The nomination fee is $AUD 370.
Step 5: You apply for a 482 visa
You are required to demonstrate that you meet all requirements for a TSS visa. We recommend you learn more about the specific requirements for 482 visas and we welcome you to talk with our team.