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What is a Subclass 482 – Temporary Skill Shortage visa?

  • This visa allows suitably skilled foreign residents to be nominated to work for an Australian-based company for 2 – 4 years.
  • This is a temporary residency visa designed to address skill shortages in the Australian workforce.
  • You may apply for this visa once a company has an approved sponsorship and successfully nominates you for the position.

Note: This visa requires the cooperation of a nominating entity. This entity will also have to pay a Skilling Australians Fund levy in order to nominate you. We are able to assist with sponsorship and nomination requirements.


  • You must be suitably skilled in an occupation listed on either the Short Term Skills List, the Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List or the Regional Occupation List.
  • An entity is willing to become an approved sponsor and lodge a nomination application.
  • You must hold a positive Skills Assessment.
  • You meet English language requirements.
  • You meet health and character requirements.
  • You have two years work experience in the nominated role.


  • This is generally a three-stage process:
    • The entity must be an approved sponsor or make an application to be an approved sponsor;
    • The entity must nominate you and demonstrate there is a genuine need for this position in their company; and
    • You must be approved as an applicant, a suitably skilled foreigner.
  • You may be onshore or offshore when this application is made.
  • You may be onshore or offshore at the time of the Department’s decision.
  • You must work in the nominated role for the nominated employer for the period of your visa.
  • You may bring your dependants and/or partner to Australia on your visa, or as a subsequent entrant.

You can travel multiple times to and from Australia.

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