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Exciting News in Migration: Your Pathway to Permanent Residence Just Got Easier!

Expanding pathways to Permanent Residence for temporary skilled sponsored workers

On the monumental day of November 25, 2023, the migration landscape underwent a revolutionary transformation, bringing with it a wave of changes that could redefine your journey to calling Australia your permanent home. Brace yourselves for a thrilling update on the expanded employer-sponsored visa program and the game-changing halt on COVID-19 concessions across various visas!

1. Unlocking New Avenues

The regulations have shattered barriers, extending access to the Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) streams of Subclass 186 or 187 visas. Now, all holders of Subclass 482 and Subclass 457 visas, regardless of their visa stream, can seize the opportunity for permanent residence.

2. Fast-Tracking Your Dreams

Say goodbye to waiting! The eligibility period for TRT stream approval has been slashed, giving skilled workers a faster track to permanent residence. Work in your nominated position for two out of the three years (previous three out of four years) immediately before applying, and you're on your way!

3. Breaking Free from Lists

Good news – the occupation specified in your nomination no longer needs to be confined to the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) northe Regional Occupation List (ROL). The TRT stream now opens up for all temporary skilled workers as long as you are holding a subclass 482 or 457 visa, driven by your employer's capacity and need rather than outdated occupation lists.

4. Inclusive Nomination

Expanding beyond the norm, all employers with the most recent nomination of Subclass 482 or Subclass 457 visa holders can now make a nomination under the TRT streams. It's not just for 'standard business sponsors' but also for those under a work agreement via a labour agreement.

5. Unlimited Possibilities

The restrictions on the number of Subclass 482 visa applications in the Short-term stream made in Australia have been lifted. Now, there's no holding back – make multiple applications and explore the boundless opportunities that await.

And here's the thrilling part – if you're a Subclass 482 or 457 primary visa holder, you and your family can now embark on the journey to Subclass 186 or 187 permanent visas. Here's your checklist for this exciting adventure:

  • Age is just a number – if you're 44 or younger, you're in!

  • Show off your language prowess with competent English (IELTS 6 or PTE 50 in each skill or equivalent).

  • Clock in 2 years of experience in your nominated occupation while holding Subclass 482 or 457 visas.

  • Stick with your loyal nominator – your last nominator for the current visas should be the one guiding you to Subclass 186 or 187 permanent visas.

Don't let this opportunity slip away! If you meet the criteria, get ready to take the leap into a future of permanent residency in Australia. Your dreams are within reach – contact us to kickstart your journey today! Please do not hesitate to reach out to us at either MEA Group or Integro Lawyers. We're here to provide expert guidance and support on your journey through the Australian education and immigration landscape. Your questions and concerns are our priority, and we're ready to assist you every step of the way.


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