Temporary skills shortage (TSS) visa (formerly 457 visa)
With the sponsorship of an employer, the temporary skills shortage TSS visa provides employees with the opportunity to work in Australia for two or four years depending on the position (extensions are possible). Including professional, management, technical and trade occupations, the TSS visa is relevant for businesses and individuals.
Working with both new and established businesses, The Migration Agency helps obtain approval from the Department of Home Affairs to sponsor overseas workers (Standard Business Sponsorship).
With experience of working in niche industries requiring ‘new economy’ skills, our TSS visa specialists have been successful at obtaining sponsorship rights for start-up businesses and for occupations not listed on the skilled occupation lists. This has included recruitment of overseas talent on TSS visas even if the business been trading for less than 12 months, or where the role was removed from the TSS / 457 visa occupation list as a result of 457 visa changes.
Our approach to identifying the ideal pathway to approval of your TSS visa is detailed and personal. We take time to understand your specific needs and provide advice on your eligibility based on your skill profile and the nature of the position you will perform. We aim to find the most favourable solution for you, ideally giving you the option to secure permanent residence in future. Once this is clarified, we go to work on preparing your application and lodgement.