Australia Subclass 482 Visa 2024 (TSS Visa)

The Australia Subclass 482 Visa is a Temporary Skill shortage Visa that will allow you to work in Australia for an approved employer. It is the most popular work Visa for Foreigners who want to come to Australia for work purposes. The Visa Process is easy, you only need to read this post with Full Concentration so you should know the Steps. You can apply for a 482 visa only if you have a sponsor who nominated you for the visa.

There are four types of Streams for 482 Temporary Skill Shortage visas. You have to see which stream is the most suitable for you. The first step is to get a Job offer from Australia. For this, I will recommend you visit the SEEK website and look for “482 Sponsorship Jobs”. After getting a Job offer you can apply for the 482 Visa. More details are given below.

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About Australia Subclass 482 Visa

  • Visa Type: 482 Subclass Temporary Visa
  • Visa for: Job in Australia/Work in Australia
  • Duration: 2 Years, 4 Years
  • Who can Apply: Anyone

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482 Visa Streams

When you apply for subclass visa 482, you have to select which stream is more suitable for you:

  • Short-term stream: This Visa stream allows employers in Australia to hire foreign labor to address labor shortages. On this Visa, you can stay here for up to 2 years or 4 years. If eligible apply for permanent residence.
  • Medium-term stream: On this Visa, you may apply for permanent residence. This Visa stream allows employers in Australia to hire foreign labor to address labor shortages. You can stay here for up to 4 years and later you can apply for a Residence permit.
  • Labor agreement stream: You can apply for the labor agreement stream if your sponsor is a part of the labor agreement. You can stay for up to a maximum of 4 years.

Visa Cost

  • Short-term stream: From AUD1,455.00
  • Medium-term stream: From AUD3,035.00
  • Labor agreement stream: From AUD3,035.00

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482 Visa Requirements

To obtain and apply for the Australia 482 TSS Visa you are required to have:

  • Have a job offer from Australia
  • At least two years of experience in the position
  • Genuine intention to work
  • Qualifications that are relevant to the position
  • Adequate arrangements for health insurance
  • Meet health, character, and English requirements
  • You will need to be under 45 if applying for a 482 Temporary Visa.
  • For Short-Term Stream: Your employer employer nominated you for a position in the short-term skilled occupations list
  • For Medium-Term Stream: Your employer employer nominated you for a position on either the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) or the Regional Occupation List (ROL)
  • For Labor Agreement Stream: ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Your employer has to have a labor agreement with the Australian government in effect.

Processing Time

The Minimum Processing time for the Australian Work Visa is 9 Days and a maximum of 3 Months. But Generally, it takes:

  • Short-term stream visa 482: 11 to 5 months.
  • Medium-term stream visa 482: 8 to 4 months.
  • Labor agreement stream visa 482: 9 to 4 months.

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Documents Checklist

You need to prepare these documents to show at the embassy while applying for a Work Visa or you need to present them at the time of the Visa Interview.

  • Passport and ID
  • Job Offer Letter/Contract Letter/Agreement
  • Salary Details
  • Experience and qualifications
  • Proof of English proficiency. You have to provide evidence that you meet the minimum requirements for English language proficiency.
  • Health insurance.
  • Documents for your partner. In case you are applying with your partner for visa 482.

English Language Requirements for the 482 Subclass Temporary Skill Shortage Visa

Short-term Visa English Requirements

This requirement is set by the  Department of Home Affairs, Australia.

TestScores
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)5.0 score overall with at least 4.5 in each test element.
OET (Occupational English Test)B for each test element.
TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based test)35 points with at least 3 points for listening and reading, and 12 points for speaking and writing.
PTE (Pearson Test of English Academic)36 points in total with at least 30 points in each test element.
Cambridge C1 Advanced Test154 points in total with a score of 147 for each test element.

Medium-term Visa English Requirements

TestScores
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)5.0 score overall with at least 5 in each test element.
OET (Occupational English Test)B for each test element.
TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based test)35 points with at least 4 points for listening and reading, and 14 points for speaking and writing.
PTE (Pearson Test of English Academic)36 points in total with at least 36 points in each test element.
Cambridge C1 Advanced Test154 points in total with a score of 154 for each test element.

Exemption from English Language Test

You are exempt from the language requirement if:

  • You hold a passport from the United Kingdom, the US, Canada, New Zealand, and the Republic of Ireland.
  • You have finished at least 5 years of full-time study in a secondary school where classes were held in English (you must provide details of the institution).

Application Process for 482 Visa

To Apply for an Australia 482 Subclass Temporary Skill Shortage Visa:

  1. You have a Job offer from an Approved Australian employer. As of June 2022, these are the approved sponsors/companies , or explore the SEEK website for 482 visa sponsorship Jobs.
  2. Your sponsor applies for sponsorship (If he is not an approved sponsor)
  3. Your sponsor is approved.
  4. Your sponsor nominates you for the visa.
  5. Your sponsor pays the levy fund.
  6. You apply for the visa.
  7. To Apply please Visit the 482 Visa Website

Conclusion: So, this was all about the Australia 482 Subclass Temporary Skill Shortage Visa Process. Kindly share it with others. Also, check the list of other Australian Work Visas.

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