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|
- 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 [email protected]. 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.