EMPLOYER – 186 (DE, TRT, LA)

Subclass 186

EMPLOYER VISA

Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) visa, is a permanent residency visas for skilled workers. To be eligible for this visa, a skilled individual must be nominated by an Australian employer.

Entitlements

EMPLOYER VISA

This visa provides the holder with Australian permanent residency. Although the visa is granted based on the holder being skilled in a specific occupation, once granted, the visa doesn’t require you to seek or maintain employment in this occupation.

SKILLED VISA

Employer Nomination Scheme

Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) visa, is a permanent residency visas for skilled workers.  To be eligible for this visa, a skilled individual must be nominated by an Australian employer.  This visa involves a two-step process:

    • a nomination by an approved Australian employer;
    • and a visa application by the skilled overseas worker.

To Apply for the ENS (sub. 186) Visa, the applicant must be nominated in one of the position included in the Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List.

186 VISA

Entiltments

This visa provides the holder with Australian permanent residency. Although the visa is granted based on the holder being skilled in a specific occupation, once granted, the visa doesn’t require you to seek or maintain employment in this occupation.

With this visa, you can

  • stay in Australia indefinitely
  • work and study in Australia
  • enrol in Australia’s public health care scheme (Medicare)
  • sponsor eligible relatives to come to Australia
  • apply for Australian Citizenship, if eligible

You can bring your family with you (they can work and study) and you can travel in and out of Australia as often as you like.

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Requirements

Occupation

The role that the employer wants to fill must appear as an occupation on the Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List.

Salary

The salary for the nominated position must meet two requirements. Firstly, the remuneration must be above the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT). This threshold is set by the Department of Home Affairs each year and is currently $53,900 plus superannuation. Secondly, the proposed salary must be within the Australian market rate for the role.

Age - English level

Age: maximum age requirement of 45 at the time of application if applying to Direct Entry. English Level:  Competent English – IELTS (or equivalent test) score of 6 in each component.

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Streams

The subclass 186 visa has two main streams, the Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) Stream and the Direct Entry (DE) Stream. Each stream has different criteria:

Visa 186

Temporary Residence Transition

To apply in the TRT stream, you must be the holder of a 457 visa or a 482 visa. Your occupation must be on the included in the  Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List (unless your Visa was approved before the 18 April 2018).You must have worked for your sponsor for three years whilst the holder of one of these visa (482 or 457), in the same occupation, with the nominating employer who wants to offer you a permanent position in that occupation.

Visa 186

Direct Entry

The Direct Entry stream is for applicants who have not worked on a 457 visa / TSS 482 Visa with their nominating employer for 3 years, but who are formally qualified in their occupation and have at least three years of experience at the skill level required for the occupation.  The occupation, to be eligible for this Visa, must be on the  Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List.

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186 Skilled Visa

How long can you stay?

This is a permanent visa – it lets you stay in Australia indefinitely.
You become a permanent resident on the day the visa is granted.

186 Skilled Visa

Applications fee processing time

a.Main Applican: $4,045.00
b. Secondary Applicant over 18: $2,025.00
c. Secondary applicant under 18: $1,010.00

Processing Time – 5 to 15 months

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