SC 482

The subclass 482 visa, also known as the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa, is designed to allow employers to sponsor overseas workers for up to four years to fill skilled positions that cannot be filled by Australian workers. To apply for a subclass 482 visa, the following requirements must be met:

  • Sponsorship: An employer must nominate the applicant for a skilled position that cannot be filled by an Australian worker.
  • Skills Assessment: If required, the applicant must have their skills assessed by a relevant assessing authority in Australia, and the assessment must show that they have the necessary skills and qualifications to perform the nominated occupation. Our registered migration consultant will advise you if you will be required to get your skills assessed from one of the authorities in Australia
  • English Language Proficiency: The applicant must provide evidence of their English language proficiency, either by passing an approved English language test or by holding a passport from a specified English-speaking country.
  • Work Experience: The applicant must have at least two years of full-time work experience in the nominated occupation or a closely related field.
  • Health and Character Requirements: The applicant/s must meet health and character requirements as defined by the Department of Home Affairs, government of Australia.

The charges for a subclass 482 visa can vary depending on the circumstances of the application. At the time of publishing this information, the charges for a subclass 482 visa application are as follows:

Statutory Charge

Sponsorship nomination feeAUD 540
Visa application feeAUD 1,265 (for the main applicant)
Additional applicant feeAUD 1,265 (for each additional applicant over 18 years)
Additional applicant feeAUD 320 (for each additional applicant under 18 years)
Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) levyAUD 3,000 per year (for businesses with a turnover of less than AUD 10 million) or AUD 5,000 per year (for businesses with a turnover of AUD 10 million or more)

Please contact us to discuss your personal circumstances and eligibility for this visa.

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