Skilled migrant workers who wish to stay in Australia during the pandemic will have increased opportunities to obtain permanent residence from July 1, 2022. The arrangements are particularly for Temporary Work (Skilled) subclass 457 and Temporary Skill Shortage subclass 482 visa holders.
Find out the details of the arrangements below:
TSS visa holders in the short-term stream can try becoming permanent residents through the Temporary Residence Transition under the Employer Nomination Scheme subclass 186 visa.
All TSS visa holders can be eligible for it through the following:
Applicants should know that the pathway will be offered for two years from July 1, 2022.
The arrangements are also valid for visa subclass 457 holders whose occupations are mentioned on the Short-term Skilled Occupation List. It ensures that subclass 457 holders can apply for the TRT stream without applying for a TSS visa.
Transitional arrangements for visa subclass 457 holders trying to obtain permanent residence via this method were implemented when the TSS visa came as a replacement for the TSS visa. The transitional arrangements were supposed to end on March 18, 2022. However, it will continue to be available for review within two years.
Legacy visa subclass 457 holders have access to age exemption while applying through the TRT stream of the ENS subclass 186 visa.
However, they need to meet specific eligibility requirements for the age exemption. The requirements are as follows:
TSS visa holders who stayed in Australia during the pandemic can apply for a third stream of short-term TSS visas. But they need to meet the following eligibility requirements:
Applicants should know that they can apply for a TSS visa only if they hold a bridging visa while filling up the application. The third stream of the TSS visa will be accessible from July 1, 2022, and will last for a year.
Hopefully, you have understood all the eligibility requirements of the permanent residence arrangements. For more information and expert guidance on such matters, consult Expert Immigration Agents at ISA Migrations & Education Consultants, they will always be there to help. Get in touch with them for the latest information.