The Subclass 482 visa is the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa in Australia.

The Subclass 482 visa is the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa in Australia. It is an employer-sponsored visa that allows skilled workers to work for an approved employer in Australia for a period of up to four years. The TSS visa program was introduced in March 2018, replacing the previous 457 visa.

Here are some key details about the Subclass 482 Temporary Skill Shortage visa:

  1. Stream options: The Subclass 482 visa has three streams: a. Short-Term Stream: Allows employers to fill short-term skill shortages with foreign workers for up to two years. b. Medium-Term Stream: Allows employers to source skilled workers for occupations on the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) for up to four years. This stream may provide a pathway to permanent residency. c. Labor Agreement Stream: For employers with a labor agreement with the Australian government.
  2. Employer sponsorship: To be eligible for a Subclass 482 visa, you need a job offer from an Australian employer who is an approved sponsor. The employer must also provide a valid nomination for your position.
  3. Occupation list: The occupation you are nominated for must be on one of the skilled occupation lists. The Short-Term Stream uses the Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL), while the Medium-Term Stream uses the MLTSSL.
  4. Skill and qualification requirements: You must have the skills, qualifications, and experience necessary for the nominated occupation. The specific requirements may vary depending on the occupation.
  5. English language proficiency: You must demonstrate English language proficiency through a recognized English language test, such as the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent tests.
  6. Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirement: You need to demonstrate that you have a genuine intention to stay in Australia temporarily and will depart at the end of your visa period.
  7. Health and character requirements: You and your family members must meet health and character requirements by undergoing medical examinations and providing police clearances.

It’s important to note that the Subclass 482 visa is a temporary visa, and the eligibility criteria and requirements can change over time. For the most accurate and up-to-date information, it is recommended to consult the official Australian government website or seek advice from a registered migration agent.

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