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186 Employer Nomination Visa

186 Employer Nomination Scheme Visa

The Australia Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) Visa (Subclass 186) is a significant pathway for skilled workers seeking permanent residency in Australia through employer sponsorship. This visa category allows Australian employers to nominate foreign workers for permanent residency based on the employee’s skills, qualifications, and experience.

 

186 Employer Nomination Scheme Visa

The Australia Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) Visa (Subclass 186) is a significant pathway for skilled workers seeking permanent residency in Australia through employer sponsorship. This visa category allows Australian employers to nominate foreign workers for permanent residency based on the employee’s skills, qualifications, and experience.

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Requirements To Apply For A Employer Nomination Scheme Visa (Subclass 186)

To be eligible for the Subclass 186 visa, applicants need to meet specific criteria related to their occupation, skills, qualifications, and English language proficiency. They also need to be nominated by an eligible employer who demonstrates a genuine need for the position and complies with labour market testing requirements.

The Subclass 186 visa offers permanent residency status, allowing successful applicants and their families to live, work, and study in Australia indefinitely. It provides access to healthcare, education, and social security benefits, similar to Australian citizens.

The 186 visa requires an employer nomination of skilled employment, and an acceptance for such employment in Australia.  The applicant must have all the relevant skills and work experience to fill the position.

Other 186 visa requirements include:

    • Being less than 45 years of age.
    • Have sufficient English proficiency, depending upon the stream.
    • Be of good character and health.

Types Of Subclass 186 Visa Streams

There are three streams for the 186 visa in Australia.

Direct Entry Stream

For applicants who have 3 years of experience of an occupation on the list of skilled occupations, and who have an offer from an employer in that field.

Temporary Residence Transition Stream

For applicants who hold a 457, TSS or related bridging visa A, B, or C, and are sponsored by the same employer that sponsored your 457 or 482 visa for at least 3 out of 4 years. 

Labour Agreement Stream

For applicants who currently work, or will work, for a nominating employer who is party to a labour agreement. If the applicant is in Australia, they will need to hold a substantive 457 or TSS visa that is issued under a labour agreement.

How To Apply For A 186 Visa

To apply for a 186 Visa, contact Absolute Immigration.
Whether you are a business looking to sponsor a foreign worker, or an individual who has been sponsored by an employer, a discovery call with our experienced team will ensure you are receiving qualified and strategic advice.

Step 1

Once you reach out to Absolute Immigration, we set up a discovery call to understand what your needs are and what Visa best suits you.

Step 2

From there, we will send you a Strategy proposal outlining the steps we will take to assist you in getting a Visa for you to sign off on.

Step 3

Now our team leaps into action, following immigration pathways, taking care of the paperwork and helping you through the entire application process.

Take the first step and schedule a call

Call us

You can get in touch with the team on our support lines: 1300 227 658 or +61 (03) 9827 3721. Alternatively, you can book a free 10 minute consultation through our Acuity Portal.

Email us

You can get in touch with the team through our support email: aisupport@absoluteimmigration.com

Frequently Asked Questions

It is a permanent visa type for Australian businesses to fill skills and experience shortfalls in their organisations by employing a relevantly skilled foreign worker. 

The 186 visa processing time is generally within 8 months, with most processed in 12 months, on average.

This is a permanent visa type that can lead to permanent residency. applications: 16 Months

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