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Legislative changes offer 482 visa holders pathway to Permanent Residency

Legislative changes offer 482 visa holders pathway to Permanent Residency

Australia has announced a groundbreaking change for Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) 482 visa holders, offering them a clear path to permanent residence from November 25, 2023. 

The key changes include reducing the required employment duration with the same employer to two years and eliminating skilled occupation lists for transitional Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) Subclass 186 applications.

While some criteria, like age and income thresholds, stay the same, regional medical practitioners now have access to a two-year transition pathway. These changes apply to all ENS Subclass 186 nominations from November 25, 2023, and allow short-term stream applicants to lodge multiple onshore visa renewal applications.

However, the employees and Australian equivalent workers must have a guaranteed annual earning of at least $70,000 (increasing to $73,150 from July 1st 2024) to qualify. 

These changes are expected to help Employers hire with more confidence, knowing employees can stay long-term regardless of occupation, and more employees will qualify for permanent residence sooner.

Talk to a migration agent if you are unsure about your visa application. Our registered migration agents can also be found in the Department of Home Affairs Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority.

Please let us know if you have any questions or need further clarification.

The information provided is for general use only and should NOT be taken as Migration Advice. For information about your circumstances, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Milestone Migration for immigration assistance.

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