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Unlocking Permanent Residency: The Path from Australian 482 Visa to PR

Updated: Jun 21

The Subclass 482 visa, also known as the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa, has been a vital component of Australia's skilled migration program. Introduced to address skill shortages in various industries, the visa allows skilled workers to fill temporary positions with eligible employers. Traditionally, the 482 visa has been a temporary solution, granting professionals the chance to contribute to the Australian economy for a specified period.

A Game-Changing Announcement

The Australian government has now announced a groundbreaking policy shift, offering Subclass 482 visa holders a streamlined path to permanent residency. Effective November 25, 2023, individuals holding a 482 visa, regardless of their visa stream, can apply for permanent residence after completing just two years in Australia, provided they meet other specified requirements.

This significant change opens up new opportunities for individuals looking to make Australia their long-term home.


Meeting the Requirements

While the reduced timeframe is undoubtedly a game-changer, prospective applicants must fulfill certain criteria to qualify for permanent residency. These requirements may include but are not limited to:


  • Continuous Employment: Maintain a continuous and lawful employment with the sponsoring employer for the two-year period.

  • Skills Assessment: Ensure that your skills and qualifications align with the requirements of your nominated occupation. Some of the passport holders or occupations might be eligible to claim an exemption.

  • Health and Character Checks: Undergo mandatory health and character assessments to meet Australian immigration standards.

  • Competency in English: Demonstrate proficiency in the English language through recognized language tests.

  • Annual Salary: Meet the minimum Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) set by the Australian government for your occupation, which set as AU$70,000/year since 01 July 2023.


By meeting these criteria, Subclass 482 visa holders can embark on a smoother journey towards permanent residency.


How We Can Help

Embarking on the path to permanent residency is an exciting yet intricate process. Our dedicated team of migration experts is here to guide you every step of the way. From navigating the application process to ensuring compliance with all requirements, we are committed to making your transition from a 482 visa holder to a permanent resident as seamless as possible.


In addition to individual support, we also offer assistance to employers seeking to apply for sponsorship and nomination, ensuring a comprehensive approach that addresses both the employee and employer aspects of the migration process. Our goal is to provide a holistic service, facilitating a smooth and successful transition to permanent residency for both applicants and their sponsoring employers.

Why Choose Our Services?

Expert Guidance: Our experienced migration agents have a deep understanding of Australian immigration laws and policies.

Personalized Approach: We tailor our services to meet the unique needs of each client, ensuring a personalized and effective application process.

Timely Updates: Stay informed throughout the application process with timely updates and clear communication.

Proven Track Record: Benefit from our track record of successful visa applications, securing the future of skilled professionals in Australia.



The recent policy change regarding the Subclass 482 visa marks a significant milestone in Australia's immigration landscape. As the door to permanent residency opens after just 2 years, skilled professionals have a unique opportunity to build a lasting future in this vibrant and welcoming country.


If you're ready to take the next step towards permanent residency, our team is here to assist you. Contact us today to explore your options and embark on this exciting journey towards calling Australia your permanent home.


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