A Tall Order for Australia to Fill Skill Shortages: New TSS Visa (482) Eligibility Requirements

From the 19th March 2018 onwards, it is no longer possible to apply for the 457 work visa; the 457 work visa has been effectively replaced with the new TSS Visa – the 482 “Temporary Skills Shortage” visa. 

The TSS visa has a short-term stream and a medium-term stream. The medium term stream can lead to permanent residency whilst the short-term stream cannot.

To apply for either stream of the TSS Visa, you must:

·         Have an approved sponsor who has nominated you for an eligible occupation.

·         Meet all skills and qualification requirements for the nominated position.

·         Score at least 5 overall and at least 4.5 in every category on IELTS.

·         Meet the requirements specific to each stream (see below) .

 

SHORT-TERM STREAM SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:

·         The nominated occupation must be on the Short Term Skilled Occupation List for TSS Visas.

·         You must have worked full-time in this occupation or a related field for at least two years.

·         Be a genuine applicant for a short-term visa i.e. you do not intend to overstay your TSS Visa.

 

MEDIUM-TERM STREAM SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:

·         The nominated occupation must be on the Medium Long Term Strategic Skills List for TSS Visas.

·         You must have worked full-time in this occupation or a related field for at least two years.

 

For more information and advice on how to apply for the new TSS Work Visa, please contact Elmtree Migration Lawyers on 1300908588 or forward your details to: admin@elmtreemigration.net.au for an assessment of eligibility.

The team at Elmtree has a very high success rate with work visas and will ensure you achieve the best possible migration outcome.