New Fees For The Temporary Skills Shortage (Subclass 482) Visa

On Sunday 18 March 2018, we formally welcomed the new subclass 482 visa. Now, we would like to let you know how much you and your sponsoring employer will be paying for your application under the new legislation.

Department of Home Affairs subclass 482 application fees

Occupation on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) – 4-year visa

  • Primary visa applicant: $2,400.00AUD
  • Secondary visa applicant (18+ years) applying at the same time as the primary applicant: $2,400.00AUD
  • Secondary visa applicant (child under 18 years) applying at the same time as the primary applicant: $600.00AUD
Occupation on the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) – 2-year visa 
  • Primary visa applicant: $1,150.00AUD
  • Secondary visa applicant (18+ years) applying at the same time as the primary applicant: $1,150.00AUD
  • Secondary visa applicant (child under 18 years) applying at the same time as the primary applicant: $290.00AUD
HOWEVER, the following conditions apply to applicants in the below circumstances:
  • Secondary adult applicant applying to be added as a secondary applicant to an existing subclass 457 visa holder’s visa (no matter how much time is left on the 457 visa holder’s visa): $2,400.00AUD
  • A child applying with another adult secondary applicant to be added to an existing subclass 457 visa holder’s visa (no matter how much time is left on the 457 visa holder’s visa): $600.00AUD
  • A child applying without another adult secondary applicant to be added to an existing subclass 457 visa holder’s visa (no matter how much time is left on the visa): $2,400.00AUD – For example: A child born overseas applies to be added the parent’s subclass 457 visa
In regards to the subclass 482 company nomination fee, please be advised there has been no change from the subclass 457 nomination fee. The fee still remains as $330.00AUD.Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) Levy

We also take this opportunity to remind you that the Skilling Australian Fund is due to be implemented in the coming weeks. At present, it is still yet to be finalised in Parliament, but to confirm the SAF levy is as follows:

Company with a turnover of under $10 million AUD for the last financial year: $1,200.00AUD per year (determined by how many years are nominated in the nomination application)

Company with a turnover of over $10 million AUD for the last financial year: $1,800.00AUD per year (determined by how many years are nominated in the nomination application)

For example: a company with a turnover of over $10 million AUD nominating an applicant with an occupation on the MLTSSL for 4 years equates to a SAF levy of $7,200.00AUD

Important things to note:

  • At the moment there is no waiver of this levy or no procedure for a refund, for example, if the nominated applicant leaves 6 months into their 4-year visa.
  • If you transfer a 457/482 visa holder and another employer has already paid the SAF for the full 4 year period, you have to pay the SAF levy again for however long you nominate in the nomination.
We will supply more information as it becomes available.Any enquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email at ua.1607123458moc.n1607123458oitar1607123458gimss1607123458alcts1607123458rif@y1607123458riuqn1607123458e1607123458