The Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa 482 is a work visa for those seeking to work in Australia. It allows employers to sponsor skilled workers from overseas to fill job vacancies that Australian citizens or permanent residents cannot fill. If you're interested in applying for this visa, it's important to understand its costs and processing times. Here is everything you need to know about the TSS Visa 482, including the cost of temporary skill shortage visa 482 and the processing time of TSS visa 482.

The cost of the Temporary Skill Shortage Visa 482

The Temporary Skill Shortage Visa 482 is a visa for skilled workers outside Australia to fill gaps in the Australian labor market. The cost of applying for the TSS Visa 482 is AUD 1,285. This fee covers the cost of processing the visa application, including any associated costs like health and character checks. If you add additional family members to your visa application, they will need to pay an additional charge of AUD 65 per person.

It’s important to keep in mind that there may be additional costs associated with your TSS visas, such as medical check-ups, translation services, police checks, and professional advice fees. Your visa sponsor may also require you to pay a ‘nomination fee’ ranging anywhere from AUD 100 to AUD 1,200, depending on the type of visa they are sponsoring. Make sure you factor these costs into your budget when applying for a TSS visa.

What are the requirements for the TSS Visa 482?

  • You must be sponsored by an approved business in Australia. The employer needs to have a valid Standard Business Sponsorship and a valid TSS Nomination before they can sponsor a worker under the TSS Visa 482 program.
  • You must also demonstrate the relevant skills, qualifications, and work experience needed to fill the vacancy.
  • You must hold a valid passport from your country of origin and have a valid visa for travel to Australia.
  • In addition, you must demonstrate that you meet English language proficiency requirements. For most occupations, the English language proficiency required is at least 5.0 in each of the four components (speaking, reading, listening and writing) of the International English Language Testing System.

The processing time of the TSS Visa 482

The processing time of TSS Visa 482 will depend on various factors, including the type of occupation, the applicant’s qualifications, and the amount of supporting evidence provided. Generally speaking, the processing time can take up to three months from when an application is lodged.

However, the Department of Home Affairs has implemented a range of strategies that have made processing times significantly shorter in some cases. This includes the introduction of shorter processing times for certain occupations and priority processing for urgent applications.

It is important to remember that some cases could take longer than three months to process your visa. It is also important to ensure that you have all the relevant documents, such as character and health checks, police checks, and evidence of your qualifications and experience, ready when you submit your application so that it can be processed as quickly as possible.