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Unlock Your Future in Australia: Navigating the New 482 Visa PR Pathway in 2023

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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