The Australian government has announced that it plans to amend and expand the Temporary Residence Transition stream of the Employee Nomination Scheme by the end of 2023.

Key Points:

  • All Temporary Skill Shortage visa holders will be eligible for ENS visas.
  • TSS visa holders will be required to continue to work in the occupation nominated for their TSS visa(s).
  • Sponsored foreign nationals who hold a valid visa will be eligible for the ENS TRT stream after two years of employment instead of three years.
  • Australian authorities will remove the limits on Short-term TSS visa applications that can be made onshore.

Additional Information: Applicants will need to meet all other nomination and visa requirements for the TRT stream of the ENS visa.

BAL Analysis: The Australian government plans to amend and expand the TRT stream to attract more highly skilled foreign nationals to live and work in the country. Authorities may provide more information regarding further changes to the ENS in the coming months.

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