The Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) visa, also referred to as the TSS visa, is an employer-sponsored temporary visa programme that allows employers to sponsor skilled overseas workers and permits the subclass 482 visa holder themselves to live and work in Australia for a period of up to either 2 or 4 years.
PERMANENT RESIDENCE PATHWAY
The subclass 482 visa may provide a pathway to permanent residence for the holder of a 482 visa once they have worked full-time for their sponsoring employer for 3 out of the last 4 years through the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) (non-regional), or the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (Regional) visa. Both of these visas allow for the 482 visa holder to transition to permanent residency.
THE TSS VISA IS COMPRISED OF 3 STREAMS
The short-term stream, if your occupation is on the Short-term Skilled Occupation list. The Medium-term stream, if your occupation is on the Medium-term Skilled Occupation list. The Labour agreement stream, when the sponsoring is in a labour agreement with the Department.AND IT INVOLVES A 3-STAGE APPLICATION PROCESS (all of the following 3 applications can be lodged at the same time).
1. The Sponsorship application is lodged by the sponsoring employer (this will last for 5 years) 2. The Nomination application is lodged by the sponsoring employer on your behalf and 3. The subclass 482 Visa application is lodged by the visa applicant (you).
APPLICATION FEE COSTS(all sponsorship and nomination fees are paid by the employer) The Sponsorship Application Fee is $420 and the Nomination Application Fee is $330 The Subclass 482 Application Fee (Short Term) is $1455 (aged over 18) and $365 (aged under 18) The Medium Term and Labour Agreement fees are $3035 (over 18 and $760 (under 18) Additionally, employers must also pay the applicable nomination training contribution charge (known as the Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) levy) when an application is made.<br? The amount of the levy to be paid depends upon 1. The Visa subclass being nominated 2. The most recently completed years annual financial turnover for the business and 3. The number of years the applicant is nominated for. For a Subclass 482 visa the cost will be $1200 per year if the Business turnover is less than $10 million per year or $1800 per year if the turnover is more than $10 million per year OR For the Subclasses 186 and 187 visas a once only payment of $3000 is payable if the turnover of the business is less than $10 million or $5000 if the turnover is more that $10 million. Note: This is only a brief outline of the applicable rules and regulations that will apply to applications in this category. Full additional and specific details will be provided in your evaluation.
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