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Employer Nomination Scheme Subclass 186

Skilled workers who want to migrate to Australia permanently can apply for Employer Nomination Scheme Subclass 186 Visa. Australian organizations can nominate skilled workers under the Employer Nomination Scheme Subclass 186 for full-time occupation. Those who willing to get this visa can apply for Temporary Residence Transition Stream, Direct Entry Stream or Labour Agreement Visa Stream

One can apply for this visa if:

They qualify the below mentioned requirements to apply for Employer Sponsored Visa Subclass 186 in Australia:

  • The applicant is less than 45 years of age while lodging the application
  • They have been sponsored by an approved Australian company for a relevant occupation
  • Secured nomination within 6 months immediately before applying for this visa
  • Hold skills required for the applied position including license and registration

What the Employer Nomination 186 Visa lets you do in Australia?

The Employer Nomination Scheme Subclass 186 lets you stay in Australia permanently. The skilled workers with this visa grant can move in and out of Australia any number of times for a period of 5 years. Once eligible you can lodge for Australian citizen application and can even sponsor your family members (who qualify for Australian PR) for permanent residency in Australia.

What are the Visa requirements (Eligibility Criteria)?

You will be eligible to apply for ENS Visa 186 only if you are invited by the Australian sponsoring organization and fulfill the following criteria:

  • Hold competent English language skills.
  • Hold appropriate character, must pass the test and be clear of criminal records, offensive conviction and immigration detention.
  • Must fulfill adequate health requirements
  • Must have subsequent work experience and a valid documentation that proves three years of working experience in the related field.

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FAQ’s of 186 Visa

What is the length of stay in Australia with this visa?

The Employer Nomination Scheme Subclass 186 Visa lets you stay in Australia indefinitely.

What is the applicable cost of this visa?

The cost of ENS Visa 186 application is AUD $3,755

How long does this visa take to process?

The Employer Nomination Scheme Subclass 186 Visa application process time varies depending on the stream you which to apply for:

  • Temporary Residence Transition Stream: 12 to 13 months
  • Direct Entry Stream: 11 to 18 months
  • Labour Agreement Stream: 12 to 13 months

Can I include my partner in the visa application?

Yes. You can include your partner (married or de facto) in your 186 Visa application, besides you can also include your child/step-child or child/step-child of your partner. Your visa application must include verification of their relationship with you.

Do I have to be in Australia to apply for this visa?

It is not mandatory to be in Australia to apply for ENS visa. You can be anywhere while the visa application lodgement. However, if you reside in Australia at the time of lodgement, you must possess bridging visa A, B or C or substantive visa.

If any changes occur, do I need to inform about the same after lodging the application?

Yes, you need to inform about the changes in the set of conditions after you have filed an application. The changes could be birth, death, marriage, divorce, separation, new address or passport.

Under which stream can I apply for the employer sponsored visa?

You can apply for the Temporary Residence Transition Stream (TRT) if you have worked fulltime in Australia and possess either of the following:

  • Temporary Skill Shortage Subclass 482
  • Temporary Work Visa Subclass 457

If you fall through the requirements of TRT stream, you can apply for the Direct Entry Stream provided your employer wants to sponsor you.

You can apply for the Labour Agreement Stream if your employer has engaged in a labour agreement with the Division that offers a pathway for permanent residence.

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