“What/ Who is the 482 visa for?”
Basically the Temporary Skill Shortage Visa, also known as the 482 Visa, is for people who wish to come to live and work in Australia while working full-time in a nominated position for an employer sponsoring them. The 482 Visa is a great way for a person that has the skills that Australia is looking for and wants to experience the culture for an extended amount of time.
“Am I Eligible?”
To be eligible for the 482 Visa, you will need to have the skills to fill the position nominated by an approved business for an approved occupation as well as meeting all health, character and English requirements in the application process. You can also try our free assessment and we can tell you if you are eligible based on the information you give us.
“What will this cost me?”
The cost for the 482 visa starts from $1,265 (for the short-term stream) and from $2,645 (for the long-term stream).
“How long can I stay?”
If your occupation is on the Short-Term Skilled Occupations List than you will have a maximum stay of up to two years (four years if International Trade Obligation applies), or alternatively if your occupation is found on the Medium and the Long-Term Skills List than you can have a maximum stay of up to four years, with the option to apply for a permanent residency after 3 years in the country.
The skills list is what the Government uses to determine whether the applicant’s skills and occupation is one that matches the list of skills that we are in demand in Australia.
To check which skills list fits your occupation go through the Combined Skills Occupation List to find your match.
“What is an Approved Business Sponsor?”
Before you can apply for a 482Visa you will need to have a Standard Business Sponsor. For a business to become a sponsor, it has to be approved as a sponsor and it needs to be a lawful and regulated business in Australia.
Then, once the business is approved accordingly as a Standard Business Sponsor, the business will need to lodge a nomination application for you (that they want to hire you and can guarantee you job security for the required amount of time).
“Does it matter how old I am?”
No, there is no age limit on the 482 Visa.
“Can I bring my Family?”
Yes, but you will need to prove that you are family by providing documentary evidence. All family members must also be able to show that they meet health and character requirements.
Be aware that there are additional fees for family members coming to Australia with you.