186 Employer Nomination Scheme Visa(Temporary Residence Transition stream)

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Project Introduction

Subclass 186 Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) is to allow Australian employers to fill highly skilled positions with suitably qualified migrants. The scheme is designed to assist employers who are unable to meet their skilled Australian workforce needs from the local labour market.


This visa lets skilled workers, who are nominated by an employer, live and work in Australia permanently


Upon approval of this visa, the applicant is required to work for the sponsoring Australian employer for a minimum of two years.

Project Advantages

Live, work and study in Australia indefinitely
Travel to and from Australia for 5 years
Sponsor eligible family members to come to Australia
Enrol in Medicare (Australia’s public healthcare system)
Apply for Australian citizenship if eligible

Application requirements

Age below 45 years ( Some Occupation may be exempt).
Must be nominated by an Australian employer
Must have the necessary skills for the job
IELTS or equivalent English proficiency score of at least 4 scores of 6 each.
Meet health requirement
No criminal record.
The applicant needs to hold a 482 visa for at least 2 years and have worked for their employer for a minimum of 2 years in the 3 years before lodging the nomination for the 186 visa.

Application Process

Preliminary assessment of individual situation and tailor-made plans
Sign a contract
Australian employer apply for employer sponsorship
Employer Submits Job Nomination Application
Submit the visa application and pay the application fees
Waiting for visa review
Visa approved