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Employer Sponsored Migration

Recruiting overseas workers on temporary Visas


Temporary Skill Shortage Visa

Subclass 482

If you’re a business looking to recruit overseas workers to fill skilled vacancies or a Visa applicant looking to be sponsored by an Australian business, the Subclass 482 Visa is the most commonly used pathway for employers to sponsor overseas workers on a temporary basis.



With three stages to a 482 Visa application, the process can quickly become overwhelming:

  1. As the employer, you need to apply for approval as a Standard Business Sponsor or have a labour agreement approved.
  2. You must nominate the position for approval by the Department of Home Affairs.
  3. To apply for the 482 visa, the visa applicant must have the required skills and/or experience to perform the nominated role.

Fast-track the application process

Because every business is different, LRG Lawyers first works to understand your unique operating environment. Then we work in tandem with your business to facilitate the application process. This involves ensuring all required information is submitted at the time of the application. Ensuring you submit the right documentation at lodgement, increases the chances of a favourable decision in the shortest possible timeframe.

With years of experience helping businesses and employees lodge sponsorships, nominations, and Visa applications, we can quickly assess the eligibility of your business. This involves ensuring the position to be filled is viable, and verifying the skill level, including qualifications and experience, of the overseas worker align with the nominated position.


The 482 Visa at a glance

The Temporary Skill Shortage Visa Subclass 482 allows Australian businesses to sponsor skilled workers to work in Australia for up to four years, with the potential to progress to a permanent visa in the future.

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If you’re planning to recruit overseas workers, please get in touch to arrange a consultation with our team of experienced Immigration Lawyers and Migration Agents.

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