The Australian 482 Visa is generally designed to fill a temporary need for employers looking to secure workers who can not be easily sourced within the local marketplace. With that said if you are wondering how long a 482 visa is valid for, you may be pleasantly surprised.
How Long Is a 482 Visa Valid For for occupations on the STSOL?
If you secure a 482 visa on the short term stream, you can stay for up to 2 years or up to 4 years if an International Trade Obligation (ITO) applies.
If you are a hong Kong passport holder, you may stay for up to 5 years. You need to have an occupation on the Short Term Skilled Occupations List (STSOL) to qualify for this stream.
How Long Is a 482 Visa Valid for occupations on the MLTSSL?
With the medium-term stream, you can work and live in Australia for up to 4 years. You need to have an occupation on either the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) or the Regional Occupation List (ROL) to qualify for this medium-term stream.
Can you extend your 482 Visa?
Yes. For visas granted to occupations on the STSOL, a visa holder can re-apply for one further two year TSS visa.