Who should apply for 482 Visa?

If you are in or outside Australia and worked in a nominated occupation, or a related field (same ANZSCO level) for 2yrs full time you can apply for the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) 482 visa. If you have recently graduated with a relevant Bachelor’s degree from an Australian university you would generally not qualify for this visa unless you have completed another qualification overseas and have 2 years of experience after that qualification. Even if you worked Part-time, it can be counted on a pro-ratio basis. However, policy does not state that Casual work can be counted.

The Temporary Skill Shortage 482 visa is intended to address labour shortages in Australia by bringing in genuinely skilled workers when employers cannot source appropriately skilled Australian workers.


Your employer sponsor must complete the nomination application. In your nomination application, they must provide

  • Proof of Standard business sponsor


Your sponsoring employer should be an approved sponsor and must arrange payment of the SAF levy. They must,

  • Provide proof of Labour Market Testing;
  • Provide evidence of legally operating business;
  • Provide evidence of financial viability of the business to meet salary requirements; and
  • Show that the role is genuine.

Visa Application

Once your Nomination and Sponsor application forms are complete, you must provide

  • Mandatory Skills Assessment; and
  • Proof of English skills

Processing Times

75 percent of applications processed in 12 months.

90 percent of applications processed in 15 months.

Onshore rollover

For Short-term list occupations: There is no automatic rollover when your visa expires. You may renew it for up to a 3rd time onshore if you,

  • Were in Australia as the holder of a 482 visa in the Short-term stream for periods that total at least 12 months between 1 February 2020 and 14 December 2021; and
  • make that further application before 1 July 2022.

For Medium-term list occupations: There is no automatic rollover, however you can renew for an unlimited number of times onshore.

For Regional occupation list: There is no automatic rollover, however you can renew for an unlimited number of times onshore.

Offshore rollover

There is no automatic rollover. You must apply offshore if you have held more than one Short-term stream TSS 482 visa in the past and you were in Australia when the application for their most recent TSS 482 visa application was lodged and this requirement would not be inconsistent with any international trade obligation (ITO).

If you have held 2 consecutive short-term 482 visas, you may apply for another time offshore, although the genuine temporary requirement may need to be addressed.

Start to prepare your TSS 482 Visa Application


Online Form


Mandatory Skills Assessment

English Skills Test Results


Form 1163i Health requirement for temporary entry to Australia

Form 815 Health undertaking if you have a significant health condition such as Tuberculosis, HIV, Hepatitis B or C, Hansen’s Disease.

Proof of health insurance


Form 80 Declaration (Applicant and Sponsor)

Military Discharge Papers

Police Check from Residence Abroad

AFP Police Certificates

IDENTITY – Applicant

Certified copy of applicant passport and national identity documents

Certified copy of applicant Birth Certificate

Certified copy of applicant Police Records in all countries of residence

Current CV of applicant

Recent passport-size photo of applicant(s) and those who are not migrating

IDENTITY – Sponsor

ASIC search of company extract

Financial statements

Licences and registrations

Proof of Labour Market Testing

Originally posted 2022-07-02 22:32:07.

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