Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (TSS)

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The TSS visa is for skilled workers who want to work in Australia temporarily. This visa involves a three-step process:

  • Step 1: a sponsorship application by the employer
  • Step 2: a nomination application for a skilled position by the employer
  • Step 3: a visa application by the proposed employee
The three steps above must be completed in order. You do not, however, have to wait for each application to be approved to move onto the next step.
You might be able to get this visa, as an overseas worker, if you:
  • * Have been nominated for a position by an approved sponsor and that nomination has been approved
  • * Meet any required skills and qualifications requirements including completing any skills assessments required
  • * Meet English language requirements
  • * If in Australia, hold a substantive visa, a subclass 010 (Bridging A) visa, a subclass 020 (Bridging B) visa or a Subclass 030 (Bridging C) visa
  • * Have substantially complied with any conditions that apply or applied to your last visa
  • * Meet health and character requirements
  • * Meet the requirements of the stream in which you apply.

Length of Stay

One to four years- depending on your nominated occupation, the =visa stgream and your circumstances.

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