Visa Subclass 482 Processing Time

482 Temporary Skill Shortage Visa Processing Time 2021

The subclass 482 visa lets an employer sponsor a suitably skilled worker to fill a position they can’t find a suitably skilled Australian to fill. The sponsor needs to obtain firstly the Standard Business Sponsorship and nominate the worker for the position after a successful labour market test.

Average Processing Time 2020 – 2021

The current average processing time is as below:

  • subclass 482 visa (Short Term stream) is about 5 months for 75% of all the visa applications, and 9 months for 90% of all the visa applications.
  • subclass 482 visa (Medium Term stream) is about 5 months for 75% of all the visa applications, and 9 months for 90% of all the visa applications.
  • subclass 482 visa (Labour Agreement stream) is about 5 months for 75% of all the visa applications, and 9 months for 90% of all the visa applications.
  • subclass 482 visa (Sponsorship) is about 26 days for 75% of all the sponsorship applications, and 64 days for 90% of all the sponsorship applications.
  • subclass 482 visa (Nomination) is about 85 days for 75% of all the nomination applications, and 6 months for 90% of all the nomination applications.

Individual processing time does vary based on the specific circumstances of the applicant and sponsor, as well as the quality of the application presented to the Department of Home Affairs. Many well prepared applications are actually processed much faster and smoother than the average.

If you wish to have your visa application presented in the best quality and would like to ensure the application can be processed timely, we suggest you contact our experienced Registered Migration Agents to manage your files.

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