Skilled individuals who wish to migrate to Australia as a permanent resident can apply for visa 186. This visa entitles the Australian business owners to invite and sponsor overseas skilled workers for a full-time position in Australia. The ENS Subclass 186 visa has further three streams: Temporary Residence Transition Stream, Direct Entry Stream and Labour Agreement Visa Stream

You could apply for this visa if:

You fulfill the below requirements of theEmployer Sponsored 186 Visafor Australia:

  • Is less than 45 years of age at the time of application
  • Have been nominated for a relevant occupation by an approved Australian employer
  • Received approval of nomination within 6 months before lodgement of visa
  • Possess required skills for the applied position including license or registration

Individuals aspiring to migrate to Australia and live there permanently can seek application for the ENS 186 Visa or the Employer Nomination Scheme Subclass 186 Visa. However, there are 186 visa conditions to follow. More so, this visa type has three streams including Direct Entry Stream and Labour Agreement Visa Stream, Temporary Residence transition Stream, and the Agreement Visa Stream. With this visa, an Australian business owner can invite and sponsor overseas skilled workers so they can work for a full-time position in this country.

What are the 186 Visa privileges?

The Employer Nomination Scheme Subclass 186 Visa allows the skilled workers to stay in Australia indefinitely. Later when you have lived in Australia on this visa for a subsequent period and if you qualify you can apply for Australian citizenship and sponsor your eligible family members for PR in Australia. This visa entitles you to travel to and from Australia for any number of times for a duration of 5 years.

Eligibility for Employer Nomination 186Visa

In order to get the Employer Nomination Subclass 186 Visa grant, the applicants must meet the below eligibility criteria:

  • Possess competent English skills
  • Pass the character test. They must be clear of criminal records, immigration detention, and offensive convictions.
  • Must possess the relevant skill for the nominated occupation.
  • A valid documentation representing three years of work experience is compulsory.

The 186 Visa Australia offers a skilled worker to stay indefinitely in Australia. Later on, as this individual has lived in the country on the Visa Subclass 186 for a succeeding period, and if he qualifies, he can then, apply for the Australian citizenship. Then, as such, he can already sponsor an eligible family member or members for permanent residency in Australia. Additionally, this visa type entitles a person to travel in and outside Australia repeatedly for five years.

Employer Nomination186 Visa FAQ’s

How long does this visa let me stay in Australia?

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

What is the cost of this visa application?

The 186 Visa application cost approximately AUD 3,755.

How long it takes to process this visa?

The processing duration for Employer Nomination Scheme Subclass 186 Visa varies according to the stream:

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

Who could be included in my visa application?

You can include your partner (married or de facto), 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?

No. You can apply for the ENS visa from in or out of Australia. However, if you reside in Australia at the time of lodgement, you must possess bridging visa A, B or C or substantive visa.

Do I need to inform about changes 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.

What are the available streams to apply for this 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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