In an exciting development for skilled professionals worldwide, Australia has introduced transformative changes to its Temporary Skill Shortage (Subclass 482) visa. Effective by the end of 2023, these reforms offer a more accessible and streamlined path to permanent residency (PR) in Australia. This article delves into the specifics of these changes and how they can pave your way to a new working life in Australia.
1. Reduced Waiting Time: The new regulations significantly reduce the waiting period for PR eligibility under the Subclass 186 Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) pathway from three years to just two. This accelerated process is a game-changer for 482 visa holders aspiring for Australian permanent residency. Read more about the reduced waiting time.
2. Wider Occupation Eligibility: The eligibility for PR now extends to occupations listed on the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL), broadening the spectrum of professionals who can benefit from this pathway. From ICT managers to journalists and massage therapists, a diverse range of skilled workers can now realize their Australian dream. Learn more about the expanded occupation eligibility.
3. Onshore Application Convenience: Changes have been made to allow the filing of multiple onshore TSS visa applications under the Short-Term stream, removing the necessity for offshore applications and streamlining the process considerably for current visa holders. Find out about the onshore application process.
4. Age Exemptions: The new rules introduce age exemptions, particularly beneficial for regional medical practitioners and high-income earners over 45, offering them a two-year pathway to PR. These changes demonstrate Australia's commitment to attracting global talent across various sectors. Read about the age flexibility and exemptions.
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