Temporary Skills Shortage Visa (TSS)

The TSS visa has been brought in to help Australia address the lack of local labour for specific skilled roles. Your potential employer must nominate you for a role in either the short-term stream, or the medium/long term stream.

As an applicant, it is important that you meet health and language requirements and have at least 2 years of experience in your nominated field.

Basic Requirements

  • must have at least 2 years of experience in field
  • must have an employer eligible for sponsorship
  • occupation must be listed on the STSOL or the MSSTOL
  • must have very good written and verbal English skills

The short-term stream is only valid for 1-2 years (or 4 years if the International Trade Obligation Applies) and can only be renewed once onshore.

The Medium term stream can be valid for 1, 2, 3, or 4 years and can be renewed multiple times. If you are granted a visa under the medium term stream, you might be eligible for permanent sponsorship with employers.

If your occupation is listed in the Regional Occupations List, then you are only able to apply for positions that are in regional areas. Some applicants who are granted a TSS visa in a regional location may be eligible for a permanent Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS ) visa.

If you are granted a TSS visa, you are able to live and work in Australia in your nominated job with your approved sponsor for the approved timeframe. Any approved family members are also permitted to live, work and study in Australia for the same duration as your visa. You are also allowed to travel in and out of Australia during the permitted period.

What to do next

What to do next...

Step One

30-60 Minute Phone Consultation

Book a consultation with one of our migration consultants

  • 30 minute consultation AU$99
  • 60 minute consultation AU$179


After the phone consultation, you can decide on the next step.

Step Two Options:

1. Complete the application by yourself

After speaking with a migration consultant, you can opt to make your visa application. You can always book another phone consultation with us to help clarify any questions that might arise while you are preparing your visa application.


2. Appoint migrationxyz to manage everything for you

Appointing one of our registered migration consultants to manage your visa application can help relieve some time and stress. Our consultants will ensure that everything is correctly prepared before submitting it to the Government on your behalf.

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Government Fees & Processing Times

Application Fee Short Term Stream: AU$1,175
Medium Term Stream: AU$2,455
Labour Agreement Stream: AU$2,400
Partner Application Fee Short Term Stream: AU$1,175
Medium Term Stream: AU$2,455
Labour Agreement Stream: AU$2,400
Dependents Application Fee Short Term Stream:
18 years or older AU$1,755
Under 18 years AU$295
Medium Term Stream:
18 years or older AU$2,455
Under 18 years AU$615
Labour Agreement Stream:
18 years or older AU$2,455
Under 18 years AU$615
Processing Times 2 to 3 months

*All Government fees and processing times are obtained from government sources and are not included in our service fee.

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Please Note:

We are not part of the Australian government. We are a private company and we do not have the authority to grant you a Visa of any kind. We can only assist and advise people who want to travel to or migrate to Australia. The final decision on all visa applications rests with the appropriate government authority in Australia.