- Australia will expand its permanent residence pathway to include holders of temporary skill shortages subclass 482 visas
The government of Australia will expand its permanent residence pathway to include holders of temporary skill shortages subclass 482 (TSS) visas beginning 25 November 2023. Short-term stream TSS holders with visas expiring before 25 November 2023 will need to travel outside Australia to lodge a third short-term stream TSS application. In addition, the government plans to introduce the following changes:
- Removing the requirement for nominated occupations for the TRT stream to be assessed against a skilled migration occupation list. The nominated occupation must be listed in the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO), and the nominated worker must continue to work in the occupation nominated for their TSS visa(s).
- Reducing the period of time. TSS visa holders must hold their visa and work in their nominated position or occupation to be eligible to be nominated by their employer for the TRT stream for two out of the three years before nomination.
What are the Changes?
The Australian government will expand its permanent residence pathway to include holders of TSS 482 visas. The government stated that this reform effort is part of a long-term expanding skilled migration program strategy.