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Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (Subclass 482) - Previously Subclass 457

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The TSS visa is the most commonly used work visa program by employers to sponsor and recruit overseas skilled workers on a temporary basis for 2 years with a renewal pathway of another 2 years.

The TSS visa is primarily intended to provide streamlined temporary entry arrangements for Australian and Overseas businesses to fill skill shortages that cannot be met from the local labour market.

There are three main streams available for this visa:

Basic Requirements

To qualify for a TSS visa, the applicant must have an employer who is willing to sponsor them. There are three steps involved in the application process:

Step 1: Business sponsorship

An employer must lodge an application to become a standard business sponsor. Once approved , the sponsorship is usually valid for 2 years. Among other things, an employer must:

Step 2: Nomination 

The employer must then:

Step 3: Visa application

The individual must then apply for a visa application inside or outside Australia, and demonstrate that they have:

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