The Subclass 482 Work Visa Australia is used by businesses to sponsor eligible work candidates from overseas for temporary work. It is also referred to as the Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) Visa program.
The program allows visa holders to stay in Australia and work for your business for up to two years or up to four years depending on whether the applicant is eligible for the 482 Visa Short Term Stream or Medium Term Stream. 482 Visa holders can also bring family with them to work or study and travel in and out of Australia as often as required.
Once a business has become approved as a sponsor of visa holders, it can proceed with sponsoring a candidate by making a Nomination application. The eligible applicant can also proceed with the TSS Visa application.
The Subclass 482 Work Visa replaced the commonly used 457 Visa in March 2018. The transition from the 457 to the 482 Visa has meant employers have had to respond and adapt to a more complex, restrictive and costly legislative framework to sponsor skilled overseas workers.
To discuss how your business may be able to use the 482 Visa TSS program for your skills needs, simply get in touch.
Firstly, your business will need to apply to the Department of Home Affairs to become an approved sponsor. Once you’ve obtained approval, your business can access a five year validity period to sponsor eligible applicants as required for roles that are difficult to fill locally.
There are two steps to apply for 482 Visa sponsorship for a skilled candidate. The business must make a Nomination application and meet several evidence requirements proving to the Australian Government you have been unable to fill the nominated position locally.
The applicant must also make a Visa application with evidence that they have the required skills and experience for the position as stipulated by ANZSCO. In some cases, the visa applicant may be required to undertake a skills assessment and English language test.
When sponsoring visa holders, there are a number of obligations and visa conditions your business will need to consider. Visa sponsorship management services can help you understand how legislative requirements apply to your business.
Interstaff has helped businesses sponsor work visa holders for their business needs for over 30 years. We advise on the requirements for your sponsorship and nomination application and provide ongoing advice to help your business remain compliant with sponsorship obligations and visa conditions.
We also liaise between the applicant, employer and the Department of Home Affairs, Australian State or Territory Government agencies and any regional certifying bodies or skills assessment authorities as required to progress your applications.
Businesses interested in understanding more about sponsoring visa holders are encouraged to contact our Registered Migration Agents servicing Perth, Melbourne and Sydney at [email protected] or by calling 08 9221 3388.
Interstaff also partners with businesses that can help you throughout the 457/482 visa application process. As 482 visa applicants may need to prove to the Australian Government that they have obtained suitable health insurance, 457/482 Visa Compared directly compares different health insurance policies to help you determine which health insurance provider in the market currently offers the best value. Visit the 457/482 Visa Compared website.
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