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Employer Nomination Scheme ENS (Subclass 186) visa
What is 186 Visa?
The current situation of on-going skill shortages across a number of industry sectors has resulted in Australian employers seeking suitably qualified personnel from overseas or highly skilled temporary residents currently in Australia to fulfil existing contracts or to meet new business commitments. Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) grants permanent residence to overseas workers who are sponsored by their Australian employer.
Employer Nomination Scheme visa application process is a two-stage process:
- 186 Nomination by the employer
- 186 Visa application
Who can get 186 Visa?
- under the age of 45
- have required skills, qualifications, and/or licences or registrations to fulfil the position.
- meet English language requirement, exempt from the English requirement if you are a passport holder of the following countries: United Kingdom, United States, Canada, New Zealand or the Republic of Ireland
- business must be actively and lawfully operating in Australia
- must have a genuine need to fill a skilled position
- full-time employment contract for at least two years
- pay market rate salary
- business has no adverse information
- meet health and character requirement
- meet additional criteria of the stream in which you are applying for
After the nomination has been approved, the visa application must be lodged within six (6) months. This visa allows the applicant and any dependent family members included in the visa application to live as permanent residents in Australia.
What are the Streams under 186 visa?
Direct Entry stream – Obtain a positive the skill assessment and have three years post-qualification work experience in your nominated occupation
Transition stream – for applicants who have worked for the same sponsor and same occupation for 3 years
Labour agreement stream – currently work, or will work, for an employer under a labour agreement. Sponsored by an employer through a negotiated formal labour agreement
How long to process 186 Visa?
The processing time is between 3-6 Months
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