Australian visa Subclass 457 or 482 visa holders in any occupation will now be eligible for permanent residency regardless of the stream.
Australia has made Company Sponsored Permanent residency pathway available for some short term 482 visa holders.
The Federal Australian Government has introduced legislation to make additional residency pathways available for 482 (STSOL occupations) visa holders who stayed in Australia during Covid. The legislation has been introduced, enabling this to happen likely after 1 July 2022.
Permanent residency option that was only available to “Medium- and Long-Term Strategic Skill List (MLTSSL)” is now open to Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) occupation.
According to the changes, if the applicants have worked for their employer for two of the last three years while holding a 482 visa in the short term stream, after 1 July 2022, they can apply for 186 permanent residency visa.
Migration agent Gisella Ali says this is welcome news for the entire migration industry.
“The amendments also allow applicants to apply based on two years working for their employer less any periods where they were stood down or had reduced work hours due to the pandemic. Many temporary residents will certainly welcome it,” said Ali of Melbourne-based Visa 2 Land Pty Ltd.
457 visa holders:
(1) A person who on 18 April 2017 held a subclass 457 visa or had a pending 457 visa application that was subsequently granted
482 visa holders:
(2) Commencing 1 July 2022 if you are a subclass 482 holder and
• if you have been in Australia for at least 12 months between 1 February 2020 and 14 December 2021; and
• at the time of application, you are employed by an employer actively and lawfully operating a business in Australia.
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Can i apply the 186 even if i have a 494 bridging visa. My 482 tss has expired last jan 2022.
I’m in the same position, my migration agent said no, we need to cancel the 494 visa, loose the money and apply for another 494
So what does it mean, there are some occupations which only offer 482 but no 186 so that person is also eligible for 186 if he has been working for the same employer?
There is no requirement for the nominated occupation to be on the 186 visa occupation list.
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Hi, I am Cresencio Aguila, 53 years old and currently employed here in sydney, Im stay during covid 19 pandemic period for 2 years, Am I eligible to get PR visa, what are the requirements.? Thank you
What happen if I was on a 482 visa for 4 years, but now I am on a student visa?
Depends upon how long you have been on the student visa.
Hi, I was applied for 457 in March2017- got grant in February 2018 for 2 years then I got 482 on February for 2 years. So till 2022 February I was on 482 STSOL but now I’m on 491 bridging visa( applied in September 2021) so presently I am not holding 482. – May I know am I eligible for this visa? Please guide me – I am in stressful situation. Please suggest me
What happen if I was on a 482 short visa from 2019 till September 2021, but now I’m in bridging visa – (500 student visa – my partner is studying)
Is that news means.. Only occupational changes.. like anyone can apply.. other all rule are same?.. Any relaxation in ACS, English Test, experience etc?
If Dependent was here for only 1 year is that ok?
I m on 482 visa medium stream and I ve been 2 years with the company will I be able to apply for 186 trt from July 2022?
I completed 3 years on 482 since March 2019 till Present* with the same employer (2 years on Short term stream 263213 – Mar2019-21) + 482 (1 year current* on Medium Term Stream 261313 Mar-21-present), am I eligible on 186 TRT?
My employer says you should have completed 3 years on either medium term OR 3 years on Short term to become eligible for 186TRT. Combination of short+medium will not work. is that true? Kindly help
Hi. I am holding visa 482 and working in the meat industry of Australia from May 2019 until now. Under Labour Agreement strean. Been 3 years and 3 months working in Australia for one employer. Now i am not happy with my current employer. Can i be eligible to apply for Pr if the the new employer is willing to sponsor me? Or i have to star 3 years again.
I have also been in Australia during the Covid 19 period