Exciting Changes Coming Soon for Subclass 482 Visa Holders

The Australian Government has announced expanded pathways to PR for Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) (Subclass 482) visa holders. Subclass 482 visa holders will also be eligible to apply for permanent residence (PR) after only two years.

What is changing?

1. STSOL occupations to also qualify for PR

Only occupations on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) as well as ROL List are eligible for PR under the current regulations. However, from the end of the month, occupations on the Short-term Skilled Occupation list will also be eligible for PR.  

2. PR after 2 years

Currently, Subclass 482 visa holders must work in a position with their sponsoring employer for three years before being eligible for nomination for PR. This requirement is changing, and Subclass 482 visa holders will be eligible for nomination after only two years.

3. Multiple Subclass 482 applications allowed

From the end of the month, the limit of two Subclass 482 applications per short-term stream visa holder ceases to exist. Subclass 482 visa holders will be allowed to submit three or more visa applications to extend their stay in Australia before applying for PR.

Why are the changes being made?

The Australian Government wants to attract the skilled workers Australia needs, retain skilled workers already in the country, and provide employers who sponsor these workers with more certainty.

    These reforms follow the development of the Outline of the Migration Strategy and are in response to the Review of the Migration System 2023.

    What skilled workers will benefit from the changes?

    Skilled workers with occupations on the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) will be eligible for the positive changes announced by the Australian Government.

    Some of the occupations on this list include:

    • Poultry Farmer; Sales and Marketing Manager; Human Resources Manager; School Principal; ICT Project Manager; Hotel Manager; Photographer; Print Journalist; Financial Investment Adviser; Web Designer; Primary School Teacher; Retail Pharmacist; Nurse Educator; Web Developer; Baker; Florist; and Jeweller.

    You can view all the occupations on the Australian Government’s website.

    When are the changes coming into effect?

    The changes to the Subclass 482 visa will apply to new applications lodged on or after 25 November 2023, subject to the approval of regulation changes.

    Contact us today to apply for your Subclass 482 visa

    Intergate Emigration’s team have assisted countless migrants to successfully apply for Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) (Subclass 482) visas.

    Let us do the same for you!

    The first step is booking a consultation call with our licensed advisor Katrin Maja O’Flynn .

    Katrin will determine your eligibility to apply for a Subclass 482 visa and discuss the best way forward. You’ll also get to ask any questions you may have about the immigration process. Our team will then work with you to compile and submit your visa application.

    However, if you’d prefer to do your immigration yourself, you can purchase our Migration Report. This Report is specifically for skilled workers interested in immigration to Australia.

    The Migration Report includes an eligibility assessment, visa information, and information about living in Australia. It also includes a free 30-minute consultation call with a licensed advisor.

    Whichever route you choose, we look forward to speaking with you soon.

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