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Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) – basically the minimum salary that TSS 482 sponsored visa holders must be earning, will increase from $53,900 to $70,000 on 1 July 2023.

New nominations lodged ON or AFTER that date will be required to meet the new TSMIT of $70,000 or the annual market salary rate, whichever is higher.

Applications lodged BEFORE 1 July 2023 will not be affected.

Changes to the pathway to permanent residency via the TSS 482 visa will come later in the year . . . 

Expanded Pathways To Permanent Residence

By the end of 2023, the Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) stream of the Employer Nomination Scheme SC 186 will be amended.

  • ALL Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) SC 482 visa holders will be eligible for ENS visas sponsored by their employers.
  • Applicants will need to continue to work in the occupation nominated for their TSS visa(s).
  • Sponsored visa holders will be eligible for ENS TRT after two years (down from three years) of sponsorship on a TSS by their employer.
  • Applicants will need to meet all other nomination and visa requirements for the TRT stream of the Employer Nomination Scheme visa.
  • The limit on Short Term stream TSS visa applications that can be made onshore has also been removed in the interim.

Pendragon welcomes these announcements which will assist both employers and visa applicants.

Pendragon is a visa expert:

  • We can sponsor individuals on the TSS/482 Work visa.
  • We can become the surrogate sponsor on the behalf of companies who want to employ international workers.
  • We are here to assist with any visa enquiries you may have.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us, book an appointment or reach us at [email protected] or 02 9407 8700 where one of our Australian team members will gladly help you.


Pendragon Team