Australia: Amendments for Subclass 482 and 457 Visa Holders

March 28, 2022 Jessie Butchley

Key Points  

  • Visa holders of the Subclass 457 visa or 482 visa will be eligible for permanent residency in Australia 

Overview 

On 18 March 2022, the government of Australia announced amendments to its legislation on the permanent residency pathways for Subclass 482 and Subclass 457 visa holders on the Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL). Under these amendments, these visa holders who have been nominated to the STSOL will be eligible for the permanent residence pathway under the Subclass 186 Temporary Residence Transition Stream (TRTS). To qualify, applicants must: 

  • Have resided in Australia for a minimum period of six months between the periods of  1 Feb. 2020 and 14 Dec. 2022; and  
  • Meet the requirements laid out under the TRTS 

For additional information, click here.  

What are the Changes? 

The government of Australia introduced amendments in order to allow visa holders of the Subclass 482 or 457 to access a pathway to permanent residency in the country. These changes are expected to be officially implemented beginning in July 2022.  

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of Australia's website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.  


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This article was published on 28 March 2022 and may not be the most recent update concerning COVID-19 entrance restrictions, testing requirements and quarantine measurers. For the most recent updates be sure to check our Global Mobility Resource Center.

Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.

About the Author

Jessie is Envoy's Global Immigration Writer.

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