TSS 482 Visa processing times

Stream 75 per cent of applications processed 90 per cent of applications processed
Short-term stream 30 days 46 days
Medium-term stream 30 days 47 days
Labour Agreement stream 27 days 33 days
​Sponsorship ​48 days ​53 days
​Nomination ​49 days ​54 days

The Department of Home Affairs (Home Affairs) advises that TSS applications will be processed in the following order:

  1. applications lodged by accredited sponsors
  2. applications lodged for positions that are located in a regional Australia
  3. applications lodged under the Labour Agreement stream
  4. all other applications

Processing time for TSS applications depends on a number of factors including the Stream under which an application is made as well as whether the nominee is an existing 457/482 visa holder.

Book a meeting for a commitment free briefing with our Registered Migration Agents in Melbourne to find more about your visa options.