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Australia: Priority processing update

Temporary Skill Shortage (Subclass 482) and Temporary Work (Subclass 457) visas will no longer be processed under priority processing.

The Australian Department of Home Affairs has stopped accepting priority processing for Temporary Skill Shortage (Subclass 482) and Temporary Work (Subclass 457) visa applications. This is being implemented with immediate effect and means that businesses will not be able to request priority processing based on business needs.

The processing time for the Subclass 482 and 457 visas is not known at present. Officials have said they will prioritise visa applications as follows:

  • Applications lodged by accredited sponsors
  • Applications lodged for positions in regionals Australia
  • Applications lodged under the Labour Agreement stream
  • All other applications

More information

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Immigration team at immigration@sterling.com or call +44(0)20 8836 3359.

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