Temporary Employer-Sponsored Visas
Temporary Skill Shortage (Subclasses 482) & Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional (subclass 494) visas.
The temporary employer sponsored visas are for employers seeking to fill skilled staff shortages where local employees are unavailable. Three step process:
Standard Business Sponsorship Approval
To sponsor a temporary visa holder, a sponsoring business must:
Sponsorship approval lasts for 5 years and costs $420 to apply. The business may consider Accredited status*, which gives certain benefits such as priority processing of visas.
Obligations of Standard Business Sponsors
Nomination of position
The nomination process is the identification of a suitable occupation in relation to the position to be filled in a sponsoring business. The main requirements are:
- $1,200 per nominated year, for businesses with an annual turnover (most recent full financial year) of less than $10 million; OR
- $1,800 per nominated year, for businesses with an annual turnover of more than $10 million
In addition to the nomination requirements above, sponsors seeking to nominate a subclass 494 visa holder need to:
A subclass 482 or 494 visa applicant must meet the following requirements for grant of a visa:
A subclass 482 or 494 visa holder:
The visa application charges vary depending on stream/visa. Cost begins at $1,330.
Overcoming the chaos - Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) subclass 482 application
After the client engaged us to act, we contacted the Case Officer by phone. I managed to de-escalate the tense situation and calmed the Case Officer enough to seek clarity on what she needed. We worked together to set a manageable timeframe for response. We then spoke with the sponsoring employer to understand what was frustrating him. Essentially, the whole situation boiled down to a misunderstanding. We could then clearly explain the reasoning behind the Case Officer’s request.
The employer provided the required documents quickly, and the visa was granted – much to the relief of everyone concerned. Often, it’s not the complexity of an application that can result in refusal. It is miscommunication and frustration that can get in the way of a smooth process.
In this case, clear communication with the stakeholders resulted in success.