Subclass 482

The new Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (TSS) (Subclass 482) has been introduced as a replacement of the Temporary Work Visa (Subclass 457).

The TSS visa subclass 482 is designed to assist employers who are unable to meet their skilled Australian workforce needs from the local labour market to sponsor overseas workers in a nominated occupation to live and work in Australia on a temporary basis.

The visa includes 2 streams:


You will select this stream if your nominated occupation is on the Short -Term Skilled Occupation list (STSOL) for a TSS Visa. This visa allows you to stay in Australia up to 2 years.


You will select this stream if your nominated occupation is on Medium and Long-term Strategic Skill List (MLTSSL).  This visa allows you to stay in Australia for up to 4 years and the pathway to apply for the ENS (Employer Nomination Shame) visa for permanent residency.

The application process is generally three stages to sponsor a skilled worker under the subclass 482 visa program (both streams):

  • Employer applies to be a sponsor.
  • Employer nominates a position.
  • Employee applies for a visa.

Applications for each of these three stages can be submitted at the same time.


To solve your doubts or see if you are eligible for this visa, please contact us for an assessment.



Needing to sponsor experienced Thai speaking professionals to support the management of our business I had over the last few years, met with a number of local agents. We had hoped to conclude this business in a timely and responsible way. It was only after I discussed our situation with I-Migration that we had the confidence to proceed. I Migration provided us with completely accurate information and then on proceeding, with highly professional and cost effective support which led to our successful sponsorship applications.

As the Director of Good Moon Holdings owning Yim Yam Thai Laos Restaurants I am happy to recommend the services of I-Migration.
— Guy Hatfield