By the end of 2023, the Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) stream of the Employer Nomination Scheme Subclass 186 visa will be amended as follows:
1. All Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Subclass 482 visa holders will be eligible for ENS visas sponsored by their employers;
2. Applicants will need to continue to work in the occupation nominated for their TSS visa(s);
3. Sponsored visa holders will be eligible for ENS TRT after two years (down from three years) of sponsorship on a TSS by their employer;
4. Applicants will need to meet all other nomination and visa requirements for the TRT stream of the Employer Nomination Scheme visa;
5. The limit on Short Term stream TSS visa applications that can be made onshore has also been removed in the interim.
This is a very significant change to the 186 regulations which we know will be very warmly welcomed by both employers and employees who are seeking a permanent residency
As previously announced, the TSMIT will increase from $53,900 to $70,000 on 1 July 2023. The new TSMIT will apply to all 482 Nomination applications lodged ON or AFTER 1 July
Nomination applications lodged BEFORE 1 July 2023 will not be affected and will be processed under the current TSMIT.