Temporary Skill Shortage Visa Holders
Thanks to the Australian visa changes in 2022, Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa Holders now have new pathways to permanent residency. TSS subclass 482 visa holders can now apply for the Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) visa.
To be eligible, you must be a skilled worker nominated by your employer and have been living in Australia between February 2020 and December 2021 for at least one year. This pathway will be accessible for two years from July 2022.
This change also applies to those on the Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) who are subclass 457 visa holders. These visa holders will also no longer be restricted by age.
For two years from July 2022, those who have held a 457 visa from or after April 2017 could be eligible for an age exemption.