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482 Visa Refusal – Temporary Skilled Shortage Visa Australia


Reasons For 482 Visa Refusal

482 Visa refusal is one of the most complex migration cases. To help you go through, we’ll share some useful pointer you can take into consideration when your 482 visa application refused by Australia immigration.

482 Visa or officially known as the TSS (Temporary Skilled Shortage) Visa (Subclass 482) is a 3-part process for application. The first is the sponsor application, your employer must apply to be an approved sponsor. Your employer must meet the criteria to become a Standard Business Sponsor.

The second is the Nomination. The approved employer must nominate the position to be filled by the overseas applicant. The employer must show that they have advertised the position and given local workers a fair chance to apply.

The final part of the process is the Application for the TSS visa by the applicant. If either of these 2 prior processes of sponsor and nomination is refused, then 482 visa refusal is surely happening to you.

So how can you avoid a TSS Visa Refusal?

The first and most important step to avoid a 482 Visa refusal is to make sure that you are eligible before you apply. Our Registered Migration Agent Indah Melindasari can assess your eligibility and let you know if you qualify.

Once you have confirmed your eligibility, you must ensure that the employer is a suitable candidate to be an approved sponsor. A Registered Migration Agent can assess your employer’s eligibility and let you know if they qualify.

Once you have an approved sponsor who is willing to employ you, the approved employer must make a nomination application. This is an important step in the process of the TSS visa application.

The Australian Government and the Department of Home affairs have certain eligibility criteria that must be met. This includes the length of time the position has been advertised, the amount of salary to be paid to the employee and training requirements.

What To Do If My 482 Visa Rejected?

482 Visa Refusal

Should your TSS visa application be refused, there are a number of options that may be available to you.


You may have the right to have a decision reviewed at the relevant tribunal. The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) is for those who are seeking a review for any decisions made by the Australian Government.

Read more: What you need to know about AAT.

If you decide you want to appeal the decision it is highly recommended you have a registered migration agent such as ONE derland to assist you. Appealing a visa refusal can be very complex and detailed, it is best to ensure you have professional and qualified advice before proceeding with an appeal.

Time is also an important factor. If you have the right to appeal, you will need to do so within a certain time frame of receiving the refusal.

Reapply for the visa

Yes, the second-best option after a 482 visa refusal is to re-apply for the visa again, however, it is important to first understand the reason your visa was refused.  Professional advice is recommended at this stage. Your agent will be able to fully comprehend the reason why the visa was refused, and exactly what needs to be done to ensure your next application is successful.

Having a qualified agent to assist you will ensure that any concerns the Department of Home Affairs may have in regards to granting your visa, are addressed appropriately and in a timely manner.

As every case is individual and every refusal is different, the way to approach it is varied. No two cases are the same, and what works for someone else, may not necessarily work for you.

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