A Temporary (Short Stay) Work visa lets you work in Australia to do short term, highly specialised, non-ongoing work, generally this visa allows you to remain in Australia for 3 months but in some instances, it can be up to 6 months. To apply for this visa, you must be outside Australia when you apply and when it is granted. The processing time for this visa is 5 working days – 1 month.
A Temporary Skills Shortage visa lets you work in Australia for an employer who is an approved sponsor from 2 to 4 years, depending on your occupation. To be eligible you must meet the criteria for sponsorship under an occupation listed on the Short-term Occupation List (STSOL) or the Medium and long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL). The length of your visa and whether you have a pathway to permanent residency is determined by the list your occupation is on.
If your occupation is on the Short-term Occupation List (STSOL) you will be granted a 2 year Temporary Skills Shortage visa. You will have the opportunity to re-apply for a further 2 years only.
If your occupation is on the Medium and long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) you will be granted a 4 year Temporary Skills Shortage visa and you will also have a pathway to permanent residency.
In March 20018, the Temporary (Long Stay) Work Subclass 457 Visa was abolished and replaced with the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Subclass 482 Visa.
If you are a business looking to see if you can gain approval to sponsor overseas workers, please contact us to discuss your options. Similarly, if you are an applicant, interested in obtaining a work visa please contact us for a free initial assessment.