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How To Plan a TSS Visa

28 February, 2018

The Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa (subclass 482) has been implemented last 18 March 2018 as a replacement for the 457 Visa. This visa has 2 streams: the short-term stream with a maximum employment of 2 years and the medium-term stream with a maximum employment of 4 years. For more information about the visa streams, you may refer to this article.

To help you plan your application for a TSS Visa, here are a few key points you need to consider:

TSS Visa Fees

Employer Government Fees
TSS Sponsorship Fee $420
TSS Nomination Fee $330
Skilling Australian Funds Levy
For small business with an annual turnover of less than $10 million $1,200
For other business with an annual turnover above $10 million $1,800
Note: Contribution is payable upon nomination
TSS Visa Application Fees
Primary Applicant Adult Dependent Child Dependent
Short-Term Stream $1,150 $1,150 $290
Medium-Term Stream $2,400 $2,400 $600

Eligibility Criteria

  • Nomination occupation must be included in the occupation list
  • Visa applicant must have at least two years of relevant work experience
  • Mandatory labour market testing
  • Market rate minimum salary must not be less than the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) which is currently at $53,900
  • Contribution to the Skilling Australian Funds
  • Mandatory criminal history checks
  • A non-discriminatory workforce test

If you require professional assistance with your visa case, please email us at If you have an urgent case matter which requires immediate assistance, please call us on 1300 61 99 77 (or +61 7 3181 5588).

*Legal Disclaimer: Please note that this article is for general information only. Always seek professional legal advice in regards to your situation as every situation is different. Immigration legislation changes regularly and thus always, get up-to-date advice on your situation. Lodging a visa application is a judicial process and is based on the quality of legal advice and legal representation you receive. It is illegal for any Migration Agent or Lawyer to guarantee 100% of a positive result as it is a judicial process.

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2 comments on “How To Plan a TSS Visa”

  1. Dear I am currently employed in South Australia as minister of religion visa Subclass 408. Under current visa I have only visa condition 8107 and 8303 which does not restrict me to apply to stay longer in Australia. My visa expire on 16/4/2020 and I would like to apply to stay longer. I am also supported by my employer and they are happy to extend my contract.
    Can you please advice me if I am eligible to apply for visa 482 and if not what visa you recommend

    1. Hi Rijad,
      We have received your enquiry. One of our visa experts will be in touch with you via email





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