Simplified Pathway to Permanent Residence for TSS Visa Holders: Recent Updates by the Department of Home Affairs
Are you a Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa holder in Australia or an employer seeking skilled workers?
If so, you’ll want to stay informed about the latest updates announced by the Department of Home Affairs. From 25 November 2023, subject to regulatory approval, the Australian Government is set to make significant changes to the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) (subclass 482) and Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) stream of the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) (subclass 186) visas.
These changes aim to provide a simpler and clearer pathway to permanent residence for TSS visa holders. In this blog post, we’ll outline the key details of these upcoming changes and how they can benefit both employers and visa holders.
1. Simplifying the Pathway to Permanent Residence: The primary objective of these changes is to simplify the process of transitioning from a TSS visa to permanent residence in Australia. This is excellent news for TSS visa holders, as it reduces the complexity and uncertainty associated with achieving permanent residency.
2. Greater Certainty for Employers: Employers seeking skilled workers under the TSS visa program will also benefit from these changes. The streamlined pathway to permanent residence will provide employers with more certainty in their workforce planning, making it easier to attract and retain skilled workers in Australia.
3. Attracting and Retaining Skilled Workers: Australia’s economic growth relies on its ability to attract and retain skilled workers in various industries. These changes to the TSS and ENS visa streams are part of the government’s efforts to ensure that Australia continues to attract and retain the talent it needs to drive its economy.
4. Fact Sheet and Department’s Website: To get a comprehensive understanding of the changes and their implications, we recommend reviewing the fact sheet provided by the Department of Home Affairs. This fact sheet should contain detailed information about the regulatory amendments and how they affect TSS visa holders and employers. Additionally, keep an eye on the Department’s website for a forthcoming news item that will provide further insights into the changes.
The upcoming changes to the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) and Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) streams of the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) are set to simplify the pathway to permanent residence for TSS visa holders, providing greater certainty for both employers and visa holders. These changes align with Australia’s goal of attracting and retaining skilled workers to support its economic growth.
Stay informed about these developments and be prepared to take advantage of the simplified pathway to permanent residence when the changes come into effect on 25 November 2023 (subject to regulatory approval).
If you have any questions about these changes or need assistance with immigration-related matters, feel free to reach out to our team of immigration specialists at Sellanes Clark – Lawyers & Immigration Specialists. We’re here to help you navigate the changing landscape of Australian immigration policies.
Read the fact sheet HERE.