What is Employer Sponsored 482 Visa?

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Employer sponsored visa called as Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482). Employer sponsored visa will allow the Australia employers to sponsor the targeted skilled labour to fill up their business needs. It is a great way for the foreign nationals to explore their options of employment with Australian Business owners, in the event that they might require their skills. Foreign Nationals can apply for jobs from outside Australia if they match their skills with job requirements. If the employer is short staffed and in need of skilled laborers then they can sponsor their potential employees for up to 4 Years visa.

Employer and employee together should have an unmistakable awareness of the employer sponsor visa laws and guidelines to make a fruitful application. Indeed, even the smallest mistake in the application might bring about bad visa results causing loss of time and cash. Both parties should know about the visa conditions and commitments after the visa award. As it were, it will assist with staying away from any break of visa conditions. You can apply for this visa simultaneously when your employer submits their applications to support and designate the position.

There are 3 streams for Temporary Skill Shortage Visa

  1. Short-term stream:
  2. Medium-term stream
  3. Labour Agreement stream

You can choose the stream that concerns you by alluding to the Consolidated Skilled Occupations list. Your occupation makes you qualified under the short stream then the time period that your Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) will be upheld for up to two to four years. Expecting your occupation makes you qualified under the medium-term stream, or labour agreement stream then the time span that your Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) will be supported for up to four years. If you are unsure of which stream to select then you should take help from one of the migration lawyers or MARA registered migration agent.

Eligibility Requirements for Temporary Skill Shortage Visa:  

General requirements for subclass 482 visa are

  • Your occupation should be on the skilled occupation list.
  • You must be nominated by one of the Australian employers who recruited you to work for them.
  • You should have required skills based on your occupation.
  • You should have at least 2 years of work experience in your nominated occupation.
  • You have to submit the required English language test results.
  • You should be satisfying Department of Home Affairs requirements for your character.
  • You should have required health insurance from one of the qualified Australian Health providers for the length of your stay.
  • There will be no age limit for this particular visa.
  • If you are already in Australia, you must not breach any of the previous vis rules.

Eligibility Requirements for Employers for Temporary Skill Shortage Visa:

Employers who are sponsoring the foreign nationals must also have some basic requirements to meet before they process the application. They are

  • Employers’ business should be operating lawfully.
  • Shouldn’t have any suspicious information about the business.
  • Must nominate the foreign nationals with genuine intent and full-time.
  • Should meet the condition for salary and employment requirements.
  • Should provide the proof of Labour Market Testing if required.

How to Apply for Employer Sponsored Visa (subclass 482):

It is not as easy as you think it will be for applying for this visa as there are a variety of rules and requirements. So, hiring or consulting a migration lawyer or MARA (Migration Agent Registered Authority) authorised migration agent is preferable. Below are the steps for applying subclass 482 visa

  • First you have to check if your occupation is in the Skilled Occupation List.
  • You must make sure you meet all the eligibility requirements like English language requirements, Health insurance and character requirements.
  • Find an Australian employer who is willing to sponsor you to work for them. And ask them to complete the employer sponsorship nomination application online at DHA (Department of Home Affairs) website.
  • After your employer nominates you for the Temporary skill Shortage visa you can simultaneously apply for your subclass 482 visa.
  • Submit the additional documents if requested.
  • After submitting you have to wait for the decision as it will take some time.
  • Get the decision from DHA (Department of Home Affairs) and enjoy working in Australia.

What Subclass 482 Allows You To Do?

After getting you visa you need to always maintain all the documents with you. And you must always follow all the rules and regulation that you have on your visa. Must satisfy the health and character requirements. The below are the things that you are allowed to do

  • Once you get the visa you can start working in Australia. You can work full-time until your vis ends.
  • You are welcome to bring your family to Australia for work or to study. They must also meet the visa requirements like English language requirements, Health insurance and character requirements.
  • You can travel In and out of Australia as many times as you like. There is no travel restriction for this vis type.
  • You should stay full-time with your selected employer consistently. You can change your employer; however, the new employer should move your visa over to them at an expense for the new business owner.

How Does This Visa Lead to Permanent Residency?

Your occupation is on the Medium-term and Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL), following 3 years working with one of the employers, your boss can assign you for the Subclass 186 of 3-year Temporary Transition Stream which is a long-lasting visa. In case you have a good skill assessment and 3 years’ experience, you could go to your business owner prior and ask that they nominate you for the Subclass 186 Direct Entry course which is also a long-lasting visa.

Disclaimer: Due to the circumstances, there are frequent changes. To keep up to date with all the latest updates on our site from time to time so stay connected with us for more updates. 

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