en English

482 Visa to PR in 2022

Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) is a sponsored working visa that offers you a pathway to Australian permanent residency.

Guidelines from 482 Visa to PR in 2022: How Much Does It Cost and What Are the Pathways?

If you are looking for a pathway from a 482 visa to PR, you are on the right page. In general, the permanent residency pathway from Visa 482 is by applying for a Visa 186.

However, the costs and requirements for a 482 visa to PR pathway would depend on what Stream you are on.

But First, Remember 482 Visa Has 3 Different Streams, and Check Your Occupation

You might have been aware of it, but let me remind you that the 482 visa has 3 different streams, which are determined by the Skilled Occupation List. The Australian Government mainly uses 2 occupation lists in deciding a person’s 482 visa stream: Short-Term Skilled Occupation List and the Medium and Long-term Skilled Occupation List.

The 482 visa streams are:

  • Short-term Stream

If your occupation is under Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL), you will be granted a short-term stream, it is valid for 2 years.

  • Medium-term Stream

If your occupation is under the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skill List (MLTSSL), you will be granted a Medium-term stream, and it is valid for either 3 or 4 years.

  • Labor Agreement Stream

If your occupation is listed in the Government’s Labor occupation list, you will be granted a Labor Agreement stream, valid for a maximum of 4 years.

Why is it important to remember this?

Because each Stream has a different pathway, requirements, and costs, be sure to remember the right Stream to get the correct 482 visas to the PR pathway.

 

New to the List: Short-term Stream 482 Visa to PR in 2022

If you’re a holder of a 482 Visa short-term stream, 2022 is a great year for you.

Starting from 1 July 2022, you have a pathway to Australian permanent residency. The Australian Government has opened an Australian permanent residency pathway for short-term stream holders.

To get your short-term 482 visas so PR, you must be:

  • An existing 482 visa holder
  • Present in Australia on a 482 visa for at least 12 months between 01 February 2020 and 14 December 2021
  • Employed by a suitable Australian employer for at least three years under a 482 visa

If you meet the above condition, you might continue your journey to stay longer in Australia by applying for an Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) Temporary Resident Transition Stream. You must also meet the general requirement for this visa, and those are:

  • Have the required skills and licensing/registration/membership
  • Work for your employer for at least 3 years under the 482 visa
  • Be nominated by your employer
  • Be under 45 years old when you apply
  • Have at least competent English
  • Hold a 482 Visa
  • Meet the health and character requirement

Roughly, the short-term stream of 482 visas so PR would cost:

Visa Cost
1st Short-term Stream 482 Visa AUD 1,330
2nd Short-term Stream 482 Visa AUD 1,330
Visa 186 Temporary Resident Transition AUD 4,240
Total AUD 6,900

Medium-term Stream 482 to Australian PR

If you are holding the medium-term Stream, the 482 visa to PR pathway is not as complex as the short-term Stream.

By holding the medium-term Stream 482 visa, you must meet the below requirements before applying for a 186 visa:

  • Have the required skills and licensing/registration/membership
  • Work for your employer for at least 3 years under the 482 visa
  • Be nominated by your employer
  • Be under 45 years old when you apply
  • Have at least competent English
  • Hold a 482 Visa
  • Meet the health and character requirement

Since the medium-term Stream is valid for 4 years, there is a possibility that you might not need to extend your 482 visas so that the cost would be:

Visa Cost
Medium-term stream 482 Visa AUD 2,770
Visa 186 Temporary Resident Transition AUD 4,240
Total AUD 7,010

 

Labor Agreement Stream to Permanent Residency

The visa 482 to PR pathway for 482 the labor agreement stream would be 186 visa Agreements. The requirements that must meet are:

  • Be working under a labor agreement under a 482 visa or 457 visa
  • Have the required skills and licensing/registration/membership
  • Have at least competent English
  • Meet the health and character requirement
  • Unless the exemption applies, be under 45 years old when applying

There is no requirement for years of working experience for this PR pathway so the cost would be:

Visa Cost
Labour Agreement stream 482 Visa AUD 2,770
Visa 186 Temporary Resident Transition AUD 4,240
Total AUD 7,010