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Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186)

The Employer Nomination Scheme Subclass 186 Visa can be applied for by skilled individuals who intend to migrate to Australia as permanent residents. The visa encourages business owners from Australia to sponsor skilled workers from overseas for full-time positions in Australia. The visa can be further categorized into 3 main streams including Temporary Residence Transition Stream, Labor Agreement Visa Stream, and Direct Entry Stream.

Who is eligible for this visa?

To apply for this visa, the individual must first provide evidence that they have been running a successful business for at least two years in Australia. The visa holder can reside, work, and even study in the country.

Sponsored 186 Visa for Australia:

What this visa allows you to do in Australia?

The holders of this visa, i.e., skilled workers have the permission to stay in Australia for an indefinite period. After the individual has resided in Australia for a successive period, Australian citizenship can be obtained, and they are permitted to sponsor family members who meet the eligibility criteria, for PR in Australia.

Business Visa 892 can be obtained by only those individuals who fulfill the business, health, and character requirements, and most importantly, the provisional visa criteria.

Eligibility criteria for Employer Nomination 186 Visa

Visa applicants must meet the following criteria when applying for the Employer Nomination Subclass 186 Visa:

Q&A’s For Subclass 186 Visa

The visa permits holders to travel to and from Australia for a successive 5 year period. After 5 years, a Resident Return Visa will need to be applied if the individual wishes to travel

It costs AUD 3,755 to apply for this visa.

The processing time for an Employer Nomination Scheme Subclass 186 Visa application differs depending on the following streams:

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

It is permitted to include your partner (married or de facto), your child/ stepchild, or the child/ stepchild of your partner. You must include a verification of their relationship with you.

Whether you are in or out of Australia, you can apply for an ENS visa. If you reside in the country at the time of application, you must hold a bridging visa A, B, or C or a substantive visa.

You must inform about any changes that take place after your application has been filled. Changes could include death, birth, divorce, marriage, separation, or a new address or passport.

If you possess either of the following and have been working full time in Australia, then you are eligible for applying for the Temporary Residence Transition Stream (TRT):

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

If your employer wants to sponsor you and you meet the criteria of the TRT stream, you are eligible to apply for the Direct Entry Stream.

In the case where the individual’s employer has engaged in a labor agreement with the Division, that allows permanent residence, the Labor Agreement Stream can also be applied for.

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How Migration Agents Melbourne Can Help You?

Immigration Agents Melbourne is constituted of a team of experienced, dedicated, and qualified agents who analyze the personal circumstances for each client, after which they discuss the best-suited visa options available according to the situation of the client. Our agents are experienced in many similar categories of visas which enables them to provide individual clients the most suitable possible solution based on their circumstances. We work to provide you with a comprehensive picture of whether you meet the eligibility criteria or not, and then complete your application for you to the Department of Home Affairs. The visa holder can reside, work, and even study in the country.