Sponsorship Compliance Changes – What to Expect from 1 July 2024:

Temporary Skill Shortage Visas

Skilled workers may reside and work in Australia for up to four years with the employer-sponsored Visa 482. Applicants may include immediate family members in their temporary visa application.

Employees and their families may be able to apply for permanent residence in Australia after working on a Temporary Skill Shortage (Subclass 482) Visa for three years.

Visas for Permanent Employment via Employer Nomination

Overseas workers may reside and work in Australia for a nominating employer using permanent employer-sponsored visas. These include the Subclass 186 (ENS) and Subclass 187 (RSMS) visas.

After two or three years of employment on a 457 or 482, respectively, an overseas worker may apply for a permanent working visa. The options include applying via the direct entry stream or the transitional stream, depending on their profession.

Better job opportunities

Skilled foreign nationals may live and work in Australia for a nominated Australian employer with an employer-sponsored visa. Applicants for visas must provide proof of their qualifications. Or they must have enough experience in a specific profession on the applicable skilled profession list.

Visa alternatives offered by employers

1. Subclass 482 Skill Shortage Visa or TSS Visa

A new visa subclass, the TSS Visa (Temporary Skill Shortage), has superseded Subclass 457. Businesses in Australia that are facing real skill shortages and are unable to fill open jobs with local workers may apply for TSS visas.

  • Multiple pathways exist within the Subclass 482 Visa (TSS).
  • Two years or less in the short term
  • Up to four years in the medium-term
  • Stream for the Labour Agreement

Beneficiaries with TSS visas are able to:

  • There is a four-year limit on your ability to reside and work in Australia.
  • Study in Australia
  • Request a 482 visa for you and your immediate family members.
  • Become a permanent resident (if qualified).

The sponsor

Nomination is required by either a standard business sponsor or an applicant for standard business sponsorship. In addition, your company has to submit a nomination form.

Required exprience

Two years of relevant work experience, preferably in the specified profession, is required of all applicants. All applicants are required to have had this experience within the last five years. It’s possible to look into part-time jobs. We will not consider casual employment.

Prior to applying for the TSS visa, a skill evaluation can be necessary. This depends on the applicant’s place of origin and the specified profession. It takes more than two years of experience to pass the examination, according to certain evaluating agencies.

Skill assessment

Prior to applying for a main TSS visa, some individuals are required to complete a skills assessment.

482 Temporary Visa

It is essential that holders have sufficient health insurance coverage while in Australia. Australia has healthcare reciprocity agreements with other nations. People applying from these nations may not be required to have health insurance.

Permanent visas

Australian immigration authorities provide permanent residence and employment to qualified foreign nationals under the Subclass 186 (ENS) and Subclass 187 (RSMS) visa programmes.

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