Yes, you can lodge the 482 TSS visa even if you are offshore – this just means you must wait offshore until the decision on the application is received.
SAF Levy was introduced to immigration last year, this is a fund which contributes to the training of Australian Citizens & Permanent Residents whilst hiring foreign employees. This is a required fee to be paid by sponsors only.
You can not extend 457 or 482 visa, but in some situations you can apply again for next visa. If you are granted a 457 visa after 18 April 2017 off the STSOL list, it can only be granted for 2 years. There will be one (only) further extension allowed after that for another 2 years. ... You will be able to be apply for [...]
457/482 visa holder employees must work in the occupation for which your business has nominated them. For example, if your business has nominated the employee as a Software Engineer, the employee must only work as, and perform duties of, a Software Engineer.
Once the 457/482 visa has been granted, an employee must start employment with the sponsor either within 90 days of arrival in Australia, or within 90 days of the grant of visa if they are already in Australia at the time of grant. If the employee is already a 457/482 visa holder when approaching you, [...]
Employers may be approached by job candidates who are already 457/482 visa holders. In some circumstances, employers may need to lodge its nomination quickly to protect their desired job candidates from any breach of visa conditions. This means that the new employer must lodge a new nomination application before the end of the maximum unemployment [...]
Pretty much, however... On 18 March 2018, the Federal Government introduced the Subclass 482 Temporary Skill Shortage Visa, which was designed to take over the Subclass 457 Temporary Skilled Visa. This means that employees holding a subclass 457 visa would have applied for their visas before the subclass 482 visa was introduced.
How long is a 482 visa valid for? If your occupation make you eligible under the short-term stream then maximum time period that your TSS visa will be approved for is two (2) years. If your occupation makes you eligible under the medium-term stream, then the maximum time period that your TSS visa will be approved for is four [...]
Renewal of the subclass 482 visa In certain cases, applicants may be restricted in the number of times they can renew a TSS visa whilst onshore. If you apply for a TSS visa under the short-term stream, you can renew your visa onshore once only (exceptions apply).
482 Visa to Permanent residency You will be eligible for PR when/if: You have worked for the same sponsor for three years on your TSS visa. You have worked in the same occupation for the three years. You are under 45 years of age at the time of lodging your permanent residency visa.