TSS 482 Visa To Permanent Residency

If you are now working for a company in Australia under the Temporary skill shortage visa (TSS) subclass 482 or popularly known as 482 visa, and thinking about staying permanently in Australia, then you need to know that there are some available pathways to obtain Australian permanent residency through subclass 482 visa.

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Written by Indah Melindasari, B.Com
Updated May 2020

Obtaining Permanent Residency through TSS visa Subclass 482

This 482 visa addresses labour shortages by allowing employers to bring in skilled workers in areas where employers can’t find an “appropriately skilled Australian worker”. The 482 visa can be a pathway to a permanent residency visa Australia.

Can a 482 visa lead to permanent residency?

There is two common pathway to be able to apply for a Permanent Residency visa Australia through the Temporary Skill Shortage Visa / 482 Visa; Medium Term TSS Visa Employer Nominated Stream and Regional TSS Visa 482 which we will explain below:

Medium Term TSS Visa – Permanent Residency through Employer Sponsored Temporary Transition Stream

Medium-term TSS Visa 482 has a pathway to a Permanent Residency through the Employer Sponsored Temporary Transition Stream (ENS/RSMS) which can get you a permanent residency visa Australia.

You may have the possibility to apply for a Permanent residency visa Australia if you meet the following requirements:

  1. If your occupation is on the Medium Term list,
  2. Have worked for the same employer for at least 3 years under TSS visa 482,
  3. Have worked in the same occupation for at least 3 years under TSS visa 482,
  4. Have at least competent English,
  5. Under 45 years old when applying for PR.

Medium Term TSS Visa – Permanent Residency through Regional TSS Visa

For those Regional TSS visa holder you may have the possibility to apply for a Permanent Residency visa Australia if you meet the following requirements:

  1. If your occupation is on the Regional Occupation List and working in a designated regional area,
  2. Have worked for the same employer for at least 3 years under TSS visa 482,
  3. Have worked in the same occupation for at least 3 years under TSS visa 482,
  4. Have at least competent English,
  5. Under 45 years old when applying for PR.

Medium-Term TSS visa 482 holders who have been working in Australia with the same employer for three years may be eligible to apply for Permanent Residency visa Australia through the Transitional Stream.

Depending on their postcode whether it is regional or Metropolitan Australia, TSS visa holders may apply through either the Employer Nominated Scheme (186 ENS) or the Regional Employer Sponsored Scheme (187 RSMS) which is a permanent residency visa Australia.

The employer must be willing to sponsor the candidate for permanent residency under the Temporary Residence Transition stream and must lodge a valid nomination with the Department of Home Affairs.

Applying for a Permanent Residency visa Australia may be a too complicated process to handle yourself therefore you will need assistance in applying for it.

If you have already found a sponsoring company, then you may want to consider applying for this visa stream.

This is a very long complicated process, therefore, you will need assistance in applying for this permanent residency visa Australia.

How long does it take to get a 482 visa?

This visa takes about 84 days to 4 months for the short-term stream and 3 to 5 months for the medium-term stream visa 482 to be processed.

Is 482 visa renewed?

If your visa 482 was granted based on occupations on the STSOL, you can re-apply for one further two-year TSS visa 482.

If your occupation is on the MLTSSL, you can renew the TSS visa 482 for a further 4 years, or transit to permanent residency.

Can 482 visa holder study in Australia?

Yes all streams of the Subclass visa 482 allows you study in Australia although you will not be entitled to government assistance to cover your study costs.

Advantage of using migration agent help throughout your TSS Visa application and possible transition from 482 visa to permanent residency

If you are considering applying for the visa 482, do not risk a refusal by handling it yourself as there will be many assessments for you to fulfill the requirements of the visa especially if your goal is a pathway to obtain a permanent residency visa Australia. If you receive a refusal it will affect your future ability to obtain a permanent residency visa Australia.

A visa application requires detailed and complete applications to be granted.

Do not toy with your application, when there is a highly professional and trusted migration agent to help you avoid visa rejection.

ONE derland Consulting has years’ worth of experience in all matters of visas, including skilled and employer-sponsored programs which can lead to permanent residency visa Australia.

Indah Melindasari, our principal migration agent (MARN: 0961448), is an experienced agent with more than a decade worth of experience dealing with working and employer-sponsored visas.

As a registered Australian migration agent with the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA), we are regulated in our professional practice and are bound by the profession’s Code of Conduct issued by the Migration Agents Registration Authority.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding TSS Visa to Permanent Residency

ONE derland Consulting managing director and also registered migration agent, Indah Melindasari, B.Com (MARN 0961 448) is here to answer your subclass 482 visa questions!

  1. What is the Temporary Skill Shortage Visa / 482 Visa Australia?
    • This temporary visa lets an employer sponsor a suitably skilled and experienced worker to fill a position they can’t find a suitably skilled and experienced Australian or permanent resident to fill.
  2. Who can apply for a Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (Subclass 482) and how long can will you be able to stay?
    • The TSS visa has a short-term stream, a medium-term stream and a labour agreement stream. Applicants with occupations on the Short-Term Skilled Occupations List (STSOL) are eligible for visas of up to two years (renewable once, for a further two years), whilst those on the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) can apply for up to four years, with eligibility for permanent residency after three years.
  3. I am over 45 years old. Can I still apply for a Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (Visa 482)?
    • Yes, you can. There is no age limit for this visa.
  4. Is skill assessment mandatory for this visa?
    • A positive skill assessment is mandatory before you can apply for this visa.
    • Depending on your nominated occupation, you need to have a skill assessment by an authorized assessing authority.
    • The skill assessment can be done prior to lodging your visa or during the sponsorship and nomination process.
  5. Can I include my family members in my application for the Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (Visa 482)?
    • Yes. Spouses/Partners and dependent children can be included in a TSS visa application as dependent family members.
    • These family members will also have unrestricted work and study rights.
  6. Where can I apply for this visa?
    • You can apply for this visa onshore or offshore.
    • You must be outside of Australia if all of the following apply to you:
      • You have held more than one TSS visa in the Short-term stream
      • You hold a TSS visa in the Short-term stream and you were in Australia when you applied for that visa
      • Applying outside Australia is not inconsistent with an ITO.
    • Meanwhile, you must hold either a substantive visa or a Bridging visa A, B or C if you want to apply onshore.
  7. How much does this visa cost?
    • The cost for this is $1,265 for the main applicant of the short-term stream and another $1,265 & $320 for every additional applicant aged 18 over and under respectively.
    • While for the medium-term & labour agreement stream, the cost is $2,645 for the main applicant and another $2,645 & $660 for every additional applicant aged 18 over and under respectively.

482 Visa Best Practices

Check your eligibility

The first thing you need to do before you apply for a Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (Visa 482) is to check your eligibility.

This visa has two streams and depending on your nominated occupation, you need to make sure you have met all the criteria and requirements for the respective stream.

You must have a positive skill assessment for your nominated occupation before applying for this visa.

Gather all the required documents

Documents you may have to provide could include documents for your identity, character, skills, work experience, health and English language skills.

Apply for Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (Subclass 482)

Applying for Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (Visa 482) involves 3 stages process:

  • Sponsorship application by the employer
  • Nomination application
  • Visa application by the nominated employee ( skills assessment )

Grant of Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (Subclass 482)

You can be in or outside Australia when the decision is made.

You need to have your employer’s nomination approved before the grant of your TSS visa.

With this visa, you can work in Australia for the length of your visa grant, study, and travel for the duration of the visa, and apply for permanent residency if eligible.

You will be notified about the outcome of your visa application by the Immigration Department.

Quick Links Related to 482 Visa

What is TSS Visa (subclass 482)

Medium Term List for TSS Visa

Short Term List TSS Visa

Regional Occupation List for TSS Visa

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