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Options for people over 50 years of age

There are several visa options for those who are aged 50 or over, however there are age restrictions on the following categories:

  • 55 or younger:    
    • Work to Residence Work Visa: Long Tem Skill Shortage List and Accredited Employer
    • Residence: Skilled Migrant Category

  • 65 or younger:    
    • Residence: Investor 2

  • 66 or older:
    • Temporary Retirement Visitor Visa

There is no age limit for Visitor, Student, and partnership-based Work and Residence categories.

If you would like to see the type of visas you will be eligible for, you can use the search function on our website.

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On 17 September 2019, the Minister of Immigration announced changes to employer assisted temporary work visa categories that will take place over the next 18 months.

Changes to temporary work visas