Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) Increase Reminder: Deadline and Visa Implications

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The Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) is set to increase in Australia, marking an important development for employers and temporary skilled migrant workers. This blog post serves as a reminder of the impending TSMIT increase and provides insights into the deadline for lodging nominations and its impact on visa applications.

Key Deadline and Updated Salary:

Until 30 June 2023, employers have the opportunity to lodge nominations for temporary skilled migrant workers at the current TSMIT minimum of $53,900. However, from 1 July 2023, the TSMIT will rise to $70,000 per year. It is crucial to note that nominations need to be lodged by 30 June 2023; they do not need to be approved by that date.

Visa Implications for Granted Nominations:

Nominations successfully granted at the lower TSMIT level can still be used to lodge visa applications after 1 July 2023, without requiring an increase in the salary level to the new post-1 July 2023 TSMIT of $70,000. This provision allows employers and migrants to benefit from the lower TSMIT threshold if their nominations have been approved before the deadline.

Advice for Timely Application Lodgment:

To ensure a smooth process and avoid potential system overload, it is advisable for employers and individuals to lodge their applications well in advance of the 1 July 2023 deadline. As the date approaches, there is a possibility of increased activity and congestion in the ImmiAccount system. Taking proactive measures by submitting applications as soon as possible can help avoid potential delays or complications.

Importance of Professional Guidance:

Navigating the TSMIT increase and associated visa requirements can be complex. To ensure compliance and maximise the chances of a successful application, it is recommended to seek assistance from experienced migration professionals. Augustine & Co. Immigration Lawyers is a reputable firm that specialises in immigration matters, providing valuable support to corporations and individuals throughout the process.


As the TSMIT increase draws near, employers and temporary skilled migrant workers should be mindful of the upcoming changes. While nominations can be lodged at the current TSMIT minimum of $53,900 until 30 June 2023, it is essential to note that they do not need to be approved by that date. Visas associated with granted nominations can be lodged after 1 July 2023 without requiring an increase in the salary level.

To navigate the evolving immigration landscape successfully, it is advisable to submit applications ahead of the deadline to avoid potential system overload. Seeking professional guidance from trusted immigration lawyers like Augustine & Co. Immigration Lawyers can provide valuable assistance and ensure compliance with the latest requirements. Stay informed, plan ahead, and embark on your skilled migration journey with confidence.

Augustine & Co. Immigration Lawyers is a leading Australian immigration law firm. We have a team of experienced lawyers & consultants who can help you with all aspects of your migration journey. Please reach out to our Team to discuss your options.


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Calvin Augustine is the founding solicitor of Augustine & Co. Immigration Lawyers. He graduated with Honors from the University of London law school, before being admitted to practice in Malaysia and Australia (admitted in SA, appears in all Victorian Courts and Tribunals, at trial and appellate levels).

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