​This visa is a permanent residence visa for skilled workers. It allows you to work in Australia under one of three streams:

  • the Temporary Residence Transition stream
  • the Direct Entry stream
  • the Labour Agreement stream.

Before you can apply for a TSS visa, your proposed employer will need to lodge a nomination application for you. They will only be able to do this if they are an approved sponsor or have at least lodged an application to become a standard business sponsor.


This visa is for skilled workers who want to work in Australia and obtain permanent residence. This visa involves a two-step process, firstly, nomination by an Australian employer and then an application under the nominated stream.


  • be nominated by an approved Australian employer
  • be under 45 years of age
  • meet the skills, qualifications and English language requirements
  • meet the other requirements of one of the streams of this visa