Seek assistance from Australia’s expert 186 Visa Migration Agents

 

The Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS-186) enables an overseas employee to obtain a permanent visa to remain in Australia.  This visa is designed to attract skilled workers to fill a skills shortage gap across Australia. Visa applicants must be nominated by an Australian employer.

There are two stages to visa the application:

 

1. Company Nomination

 

A company nomination must be filed by an Australian employer.  Nomination is the process of identifying a position to be filled by foreign employee.  In order for the nomination to be approved, the business must demonstrate the following:

 

  • Evidence of meeting a relevant training benchmark

  • Skills and experience required for the position

  • Market salary rate for the position and the salary rate to be paid to the prospective overseas employee

  • Evidence of good financial standing

  • Need for a paid employee

 

2. Visa Application

 

In order to apply for a subclass 186 visa, an applicant must demonstrate:

 

  • They have met applicable age requirement

  • Relevant skills

  • Meet any health character or language requirements

  • Hold applicable registration and licensing

 

 

There are three streams to apply for a ENS Visa:

 

1. Temporary Residence Transition Stream

 

This stream is available to existing subclass 457 visa holders who have worked for their employer on a 457 visa in the nominated role for a prescribed period of time.  To qualify, an applicant must:

 

  • Be a primary subclass 457 visa holder

  • Hold registration, licensing or professional membership, if required for your occupation in the state or territory in which you will be working

 

2. Direct Entry Stream

 

This stream is available skilled worker from overseas.  To qualify, an applicant must:

 

  • Have their skills assed by a relevant skills assessing authority

  • Hold registration, licensing or professional membership, if required for your occupation in the state or territory in which you will be working

 

3. Agreement Stream

 

This stream is available skilled workers from overseas who are able to secure a permanent role with an Australian employer under  a Labour Agreement.  Terms and conditions of this stream as well as eligibility criteria is dictated by the specific labour agreement.

 

Members of a family unit may be included as part of the application.

 

 

Discuss your 186 visa options with a migration agent today

Our experienced and dedicated agents are specialised in helping employers from across Australia, including the major cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. Contact us to discuss your requirements with one of our professional registered migration agents.

Telephone : +61 (02) 9386 9452

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