Workers on a 482 visa will have a path to PR from 1 July.

This new move by the Australian Government will reward workers who have remained in Australia during the pandemic. It will also assist the Australian economy to rebuild after Covid.

To be eligible, 482 visa holders must have been in Australia for at least 12 months between 1 February 2020 and 14 December 2021.


The rule changes are aimed at retaining eligible skilled workers already in Australia in recognition of their contribution during the pandemic, as the government seeks to support local businesses facing critical labour shortages.

Of course, to gain PR in this way, workers will need to meet the usual requirements for the ENS 186 visa and will need to be less than 45 years old


Eligible visa holders will benefit from a new pathway to permanent residency where they currently did not have one. But to be eligible, they must have been employed by a business that was actively and lawfully operating at the time of application;

Employers will benefit from being able to retain their foreign national employees in Australia who were sponsored in ‘Short-term’ occupations where they may have previously been restricted for PR.

Also, the good news extends to legacy Subclass 457 holders. These workers will benefit with their pathway to permanent residency under transitional arrangements being extended – this had been scheduled to end on March 18, 2022.

The Australian Government is making it easier for highly skilled migrants to remain in Australia and to continue working in critical sectors as Australia’s economic recovery continues.


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