TSS and ENS visa changes
The Government has issued a fact sheet outlining proposed adjustments to the TSS and ENS programs, with an anticipated implementation date of approximately November 25th, contingent upon legislative approvals.
TSS Visa Amendments:
Elimination of restrictions on the number of short-term stream visa applications that can be submitted within Australia. This means that once the modifications take effect, short-term visa holders will be permitted to apply for a third or subsequent short-term stream visa while residing in Australia.
Changes to Nomination Requirements for the Temporary Transition Stream of the ENS and RSMS Visa Subclass:
The Department of Home Affairs has delineated the alterations as follows:
Employers will be able to nominate all TSS visa holders, including the -term and labour agreement streams.
The nominated individual must have held their TSS visa for a minimum of 2 out of the last 3 years preceding the ENS nomination. Additionally, they must have been employed in the nominated position of their TSS visa with their sponsoring employer for a minimum of 2 out of the last 3 years before the nomination.
The RSMS visa will continue to be limited to transitional 457 and 482 workers.
Nominated occupations will no longer be assessed against skilled migration lists, although occupation lists will still apply to the TSS visa program. Consequently, the worker must persist in their nominated occupation for the TSS visa.
Once there are further updates regarding the implementation of changes, we will advise.
Disclaimer: The information provided herein is of a general nature only and does not constitute immigration advice. For more detailed and case-specific information or advice, please get in touch with SCA Connect.