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Webinar invitation: What does the 4 year anniversary of the TSS mean for your visa holders?

By 24 November 2021No Comments

If your business employs 457/TSS visa holders then this webinar has critical information for you.

On 18 March 2018, significant changes were made to the Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) which limited access to permanent residence for many applicants. These changes included:

  • a reduced occupation list (only four-year occupations could apply)
  • fewer age concessions
  • an increase in the time an employee had to work for an employer from two to three years
  • a limit of only two TSS visas for those employees in occupations on the two-year list.

To ensure that existing subclass 457 and subclass 482 visa holders would not be disadvantaged, transitional arrangements, also known as ‘grandfathering provisions’, were introduced to protect those employees who held, or had applied for, a subclass 457 visa application on 18 April 2017. This group of employees are currently able to apply for permanent residence based on the old rules as they applied before the change.

This concession ends on 18 March 2022.

If you have subclass 457 or subclass 482 visa holders who are grandfathered but have not yet applied for permanent residency, you will need to review their situation well before the March deadline and work through a specific plan of action for them.

For those who applied for a TSS visas after 18 April 2017, and who are nominated in two-year occupations, there will be very limited options for them to remain in Australia at the end of their second TSS visa.

Ajuria Lawyers will be holding a Webinar on 8 December 2021 at 1pm AEDT to discuss the possible options and recommended actions you should take.

Click here to register
Webinar will be recorded for those that cannot attend.

If you have any questions prior to the session, please do not hesitate to reach out. We hope to (virtually) see you there!

DISCLAIMER This information is current as of date of publication and subject to change. The information contained in this publication is of a general nature only. It should not be used as legal advice. To the extent permissible by law, Ajuria Lawyers and its associated entities shall not be liable for any errors, omissions, defects or misrepresentations in the information or for any loss or damage suffered by persons who use or rely on such information. Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

Have more specific questions about your visa? Get in touch with Ajuria Lawyers today.

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