Australia Dept. of Home Affairs Issues Permanent Residence Fact Sheet

Australia’s Department of Home Affairs has issued a fact sheet addressing the anticipated changes to Australian Permanent Residency.

To ensure temporary skilled workers have a pathway to PR, the Department of Home Affairs is currently working on changes to the:
  • Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) (TSS) visa
  • Temporary Residence Transition stream (TRT) of the Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) (ENS) and Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (subclass 187) (RSMS) visa subclasses.
    These changes are expected to commence from 25 November 2023* (subject to the approval of regulation changes).
What to Expect
  • Changes to the TSS visa will apply to new applications lodged on or after 25 November 2023*.
  • Changes to the Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) stream nomination requirements will apply to new ENS/RSMS nomination applications and applications that are yet to be finally determined as at
    25 November 2023*.
  • While the changes will increase access to PR for temporary skilled workers, migration program planning levels will not change.
Erickson Insights

Current pathways to PR for temporary skilled visa holders are often limited, which has led to a growing number of ‘permanently temporary’ visa holders in Australia. To attract more skilled workers, the government plans to create clear pathways to PR for all TSS visa streams. This will provide more certainty to employers and TSS visa holders as well as simplifying the nomination process. Read the fact sheet here>>

Erickson Immigration Group will continue to monitor developments and share updates as more news is available. Please contact your employer or EIG attorney if you have questions about anything we’re reporting above or case-specific questions.


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