On March 17, 2022, the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Immigration Services and Multiculturalism (Alex Hawke) presented a long-awaited legal document (LIN22/038) allowing the short-term flow of 482 subclass visa holders remaining in pandemic Australia. Travelling with permanent residence. This route is available through Subclass 186 of the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) for Temporary Residence (TRT).
The TSS 482 visa entitles you to permanent residence. If you have a TSS 482 visa issued under the medium term route. You can apply for permanent residence if:
What is the current restriction?
TSS visa holders in the short-term stream are limited to a two-year stay in Australia, with limited extension and no permanent residence option. Examples of notable short-term jobs include finance managers, sales and marketing managers, human resources managers, and marketers.
Certain designated individuals may apply for an ENS 186 visas if they hold a temporary TSS subclass 482 visa. This new tool defines a new group of TSS subclass 482 short stay visa holders who can apply for an ENS 186 visa.
When did it start?
For holders of short stay TSS visas, this new waiver will take effect from July 1, 2022 and will apply to applications submitted before July 1, 2023 (unless a later date is set by the minister).