Australian Employer Nomination Scheme

(subclass 186)

EmploymentEmployer Nominated Visa – This subclass suits individuals that are nominated by an Australian employer in order to occupy a full time position.

The Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186) is for skilled workers who want to work in Australia. This visa involves a two-step process, firstly, nomination by an approved Australian employer and then an application under the nominated stream. It is part of the Permanent Employer Sponsored Visa program.

This visa is a permanent residence visa. You can be in or outside Australia when you apply. If you are in Australia, you must hold a substantive visa or a bridging visa A, B or C.

The visa has three streams:
•The Temporary Residence Transition stream is for subclass 457 visa holders who have worked for two years, while holding a subclass 457 visa, in the same occupation with their nominating employer (who has lodged a valid nomination with us under the Temporary Residence Transition stream), who wants to offer them a permanent position in that occupation.

•The Direct Entry stream is for:
◦people who have been nominated by their employer under the Direct Entry stream
◦people who have never, or only briefly, worked in Australia, or
◦temporary residents who do not qualify for the Temporary Residence Transition stream
•The Agreement stream is for people sponsored by an employer through a labour agreement.

You might be able to get this visa if you:

• have been nominated by an approved Australian employer
• are younger than 50 years of age, unless you are exempt
• meet the skills, qualifications and English language requirements, unless you are exempt
• apply under the stream for which you were nominated.

Talk to our Australian Employer Nomination Scheme Visa Migration Agent in Sydney on +61 (0)2 8091 3881 to learn more about Australian Employer Nomination Scheme Visa Points or General 186  Visa Requirements and how you can apply for Australian 186 Employer Nomination Scheme Visa today.


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