* TEMPORARY SKILL SHORTAGE VISA – Subclass 482
* EMPLOYER NOMINATION SCHEME VISA – Subclass 186
* EMPLOYER NOMINATION SCHEME VISA – Subclass 187 (Regional)





1. TEMPORARY SKILL SHORTAGE VISA – Subclass 482


This temporary visa lets an employer sponsor a suitably skilled worker to fill a position they can’t find a suitably skilled Australian to fill.

Basic Eligibility

You must:

• be nominated for a skilled position by an approved sponsor

• have the right skills to do the job

• meet the relevant English language requirements


Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (subclass 482)

Short-term stream

This visa enables employers to address labour shortages by bringing in skilled workers where employers can't source an appropriately skilled Australian worker.


Stay

You can stay for up to 2 years or up to 4 years if an International Trade Obligation (ITO) applies.


Cost

From AUD1,265


Processing Time

• 75% of applications: 30 days

• 90% of applications: 46 days

• The occupation is on the short-term skilled occupations list

Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) Medium-term stream

This visa enables employers to address labour shortages by bringing in skilled workers where employers can't source an appropriately skilled Australian worker.


Stay

Up to 4 years


Cost

From AUD2,645


Processing Time

• 75% of applications: 30 days

• 90% of applications: 47 days


• Your occupation is on either the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) or the Regional Occupation List (ROL)


• You can work in Australia for up to four years. Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) Labour agreement stream This visa is for skilled workers nominated by employers who have a Labour Agreement. It lets you live and work in Australia temporarily. Labour agreements are developed between the Australian Government (represented by the Department) and employers. Stay Up to a maximum of 4 years, depending on the terms in the labour agreement.


Cost

From AUD2,645


Processing Time

• 75% of applications: 27 days

• 90% of applications: 33 days

• Your employer has to have a labour agreement with the Australian government in effect.

Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) Subsequent entrant This visa is for family members of subclass 457 and TSS visa holders who are applying separately for their TSS visa and wish to join the primary subclass 457 or TSS visa holder in Australia.


Stay

You can stay for as long as your visa is valid.


Cost from AUD1,265


Processing Time

There are no processing times available for this visa

• It is for family members of subclass 482 and 457 visa holders







2.EMPLOYER NOMINATION SCHEME VISA – Subclass 186


This visa lets skilled workers, who are nominated by their employer, live and work in Australia permanently.

Basic Eligibility

• You must have the necessary skills for the job

• You must be nominated by an Australian employer

• You must meet our health and character requirements


Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186) Direct Entry stream


This visa lets skilled workers, who are nominated by an employer, live and work in Australia permanently. • you must be nominated by an Australian employer

• your occupation must be on the relevant list of eligible skilled occupations.

• you must have at least Competent English


Stay Permanently

Cost

From AUD4,045


Processing Time

• 75% of applications: 11 months

• 90% of applications: 15 months


Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186)

Labour agreement stream This visa lets skilled workers who are nominated by their employer live and work in Australia permanently. The Labour Agreement stream might be for you if you currently work, or will work, for an employer who is party to a labour agreement.

• The employer must have a labour agreement


Stay Permanently

Cost

From AUD4,045

Processing Time Unavailable due to low volume of applications Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186)


Temporary Residence Transition stream

This visa lets skilled workers, who are nominated by their employer, live and work in Australia permanently.

• You must hold a 457, TSS or related bridging visa A, B or C

• Usually, you must have worked for your employer full-time for at least three years

• You must be nominated by your employer


Stay Permanent


Cost From AUD4,045


Processing Time

• 75% of applications: 10 months

• 90% of applications: 13 months


3. REGIONAL SPONSORED MIGRATION SCHEME VISA SUBCLASS 187


This visa lets skilled workers, who are nominated by their employer in regional Australia, live and work in Australia permanently.

Basic Eligibility

• be nominated by an approved Australian employer for a job in regional Australia

• be under 45 years of age

• meet the skills, qualifications and English language requirements


Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa (subclass 187) Direct entry stream

This visa lets skilled workers, who are nominated by an employer, live and work in Australia permanently. Apply for this stream if you don't meet the criteria for the Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) stream. For this visa:

• you must be nominated by an Australian employer

• you will work for your nominating employer in regional Australia

• your occupation must be on the relevant list of eligible skilled occupations • you must have at least Competent English


Stay Permanently

Cost From AUD4,045


Processing Time

• 75% of applications: 21 months

• 90% of applications: 23 months Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa (subclass 187)


Temporary Residence Transition stream

This visa lets skilled workers, who are nominated by their employer in regional Australia, live and work in Australia permanently.

• You must hold a 457, TSS or related bridging visa A, B or C

• Usually, you must have worked for your employer full-time for at least three years

• You must be nominated by your employer


Stay Permanently

Cost From AUD4,045


Processing Time

• 75% of applications: 11 months

• 90% of applications: 16 months


Source:

https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/regional-sponsor-migration-scheme-187