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TSS VISA UPDATES September 2018

Applications lodged under the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa (subclass 482) will be processed as the following order of priority:

  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

If your application does not fall into categories 1-3 above, it will be processed within the timeframes advertised at

Also, the current service of priority processing requests for TSS and Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (Subclass 457) visa applications has ended on 5 September 2018. That means any priority processing email requests which are received on, or after, this date will no longer be accepted.

Other reminders

The applicant(s) should

  • notify the department of any changes in circumstances, including those relating to newborns (both onshore and offshore)
  • for large organisations with a large overseas workforce, where it is highly recommended that the HR department of the sponsor sends such employees regular reminders about their immigration-related obligations as visa holders and / or visa applicants
  • need to consider lodging a BVB application in advance ASAP, otherwise a BVB may not be able to be issued in time for any urgent or unforeseen travel
  • Character related matters: applicant(s) should accurately complete the dates of entry and exit of the countries they have visited or resided. Entering “dummy dates” in relation to dates of entry and exit of foreign countries could be assessed as having made a false declaration to the Department

From 9 August 2018, automatic reminder messages are now being sent to

  • standard business sponsors to encourage them to renew their standard business sponsorship (SBS) before its expiry date.; and
  • visa holders to remind them, if their sponsor has notified the Department that they have ceased employment, that they have 60 or 90 days of their employment cessation date (depending on when their visa was granted), to find themselves another current business sponsor who will nominate them or depart Australia.
  • Business sponsors who have already let their SBS expire, they will have to start all over again by completing a longer application form and having to provide all required documentary evidence again.

At Modern Migration Australia, we provide specialised advices on Skilled Visa requirements and processes in Australia. Our Perth-based migration agents help you strengthen your application and ensure that you’re fully aware of any changes or updates in application requirements or processes.

Get expert advice on the Skilled Visa in Australia. Contact us on 08 6555 7718 today.