Your pathway to living and working in Australia.
Who Pays For A 482 Visa

Who Pays For A 482 Visa?

Historically it was common for Australian employers to pay for all of the costs associated with sponsoring overseas candidates to move to Australia to fill open job opportunities that were difficult to fill locally.

Indeed, It is a common practice in a lot of countries around the world for employers to pay for costs associated with the local equivalent of the 482 work visa.

Unfortunately, in more recent times, the Government’s fees and levy’s have increased for employers and it is becoming less common, especially in certain industries for all these costs to be covered.

There are still certain costs that the employer must pay and these costs cannot be passed onto you. Passing these costs onto the employee would be breaching their obligations as a Business Sponsor, and is considered against the law in Australia.

What 482 Visa costs must the employer pay?

There are three stages when applying for a TSS visa

Stage 1: Standard Business Sponsorship

Stage 2: Nomination Application

Stage 3: 482 TSS Visa Application

The costs associated with stages 1 and 2 are the sponsoring employer’s responsibility and no costs involved in either of these stages are to be paid by you. These costs include:

  • The cost of becoming a sponsor (Standard Business Sponsorship).
  • Nomination application charges
  • Any professional fees from Migration Agents associated with Standard Business Sponsorship and nomination application process.

In addition, the employer cannot pass on any costs involved when recruiting you; this may include advertising costs or recruitment or agency fees.

What 482 visa costs might the job candidate be expected to pay?

Stage 3 and the costs involved in preparing for, and lodging, your 482 TSS visa application are generally going to be your responsibility. These fees have to be paid at the time the visa is lodged.

The amount you will be expected to pay will depend on which occupation stream your occupation belongs to. Some employers may be willing to pay some of these fees, but they are not obligated to.

Consider your worth!

You may wish to consider these costs as a cost you might be willing to negotiate as part of your job offer. If the employer is extremely keen on securing your services, they may be willing to cover these costs for you if you make it a condition of accepting a job offer.

How much will a 482 Visa cost?

Current fees are available on the Australian department of immigration website – you can view the current pricing page here. (Opens on a new page).

Share this post:

Related Posts

List Of Australian Companies Willing To Sponsor
List Of Australian Companies Willing To Sponsor

For over 5 years, our platform here at 482jobs has been a…

By482jobsApr 10, 2024
What Happens If I Quit My Job on a 482 Visa
What Happens If I Quit My Job on a 482 Visa?

Resigning from your position while on a 482 visa is a decision…

By482jobsApr 10, 2024
Can I Buy a House on a 482 Visa
Can I Buy a House on a 482 Visa? Unveiling the Possibilities

Have you ever dreamed of moving to Australia and wondered if you…

By482jobsApr 9, 2024
Exploring Australia's 482 Visa - Your Guide to Working Down Under
Exploring Australia’s 482 Visa: Your Guide to Working Down Under

Embarking on an Australian Adventure: Navigating Visa Options for Your Down Under…

By482jobsMar 14, 2024
  • i have experience job survey underground, drafter and enggenering at papua PT freeport indonesia more 10 year. i hope to join to your company.
    thank you for attention.

  • Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    join the 482 job club

    Popular This Week

    job scams on linkedin

    Job Scams on LinkedIn – How…

    Jun 5, 202412 min read
    Learn how to identify and avoid job scams on LinkedIn. Protect yourself from phishing, fake job offers, and identity theft with these essential tips.

    Healthcare in Australia – A guide…

    May 20, 20246 min read
    Discover Australia's healthcare system for 482 Visa holders. Learn how to access healthcare services, get insurance, and navigate Medicare and private options.

    Australia 482 Visa Holders To Get…

    Jun 17, 20242 min read

    The Australian government has announced an increase in the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) from 70,000 Australian dollars to AU$73,150 (approximately US$48,600), effective July 1. This adjustment aims to enhance the conditions for skilled migration, supporting higher productivity and…

    Resume Action Verbs – How To…

    May 31, 202410 min read
    Discover powerful resume action verbs that will make your accomplishments stand out to recruiters. Enhance your resume with these impactful words and phrases.