Temporary Skill Shortage Visa

The Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (Subclass 482) lets an Australian employer sponsor a skilled worker to fill a position for which they can’t find a suitable Australian.

MORE ABOUT THE TEMPORARY SKILL SHORTAGE VISA

WHAT THIS VISA ALLOWS:

 Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (Subclass 482) holders can:

  • Live and work in Australia for between two and four years, or up to 5 years if the visa holder is a Hong Kong passport holder
  • Travel to and from Australia 
  • If eligible, apply for permanent residence if the Subclass 482 visa is under the Short-term Stream or Medium-term stream

THE REQUIREMENTS:

To apply for a Skill Shortage Visa, candidates must:

  • Be nominated to work in an occupation on the Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) or the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) or be nominated to work in a specified occupation under the terms of a Labour Agreement
  • Have at least two years of relevant work experience
  • Have a relevant skills assessment if required
  • Work only for their sponsor or associated entity unless exempt
  • Meet the English language requirements unless exempt
  • Meet Australia’s health and character requirements

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The Subclass 482 visa is a temporary visa that allows visa holders to live and work in Australia for up to four years. Hong Kong passport holders may stay for up to five years.

Subclass 482 visa holders that apply under either the Short-term or Medium-term stream are eligible to apply for permanent residence (PR) if they meet the requirements. Unfortunately, those with Subclass 482 visas under the Labour Stream cannot apply for PR.

Temporary Skill Shortage visa holders can include family members in their visa application. The family members the applicant can add will depend on whether they hold a Subclass 457 or Subclass 482 at the time of application.

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