The Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186) Visa targets skilled workers with a nomination from an Australian employer. Under the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) subclass 186 visa, skilled workers can become permanent residents of Australia.
Applicants living outside Australia and those in the country as temporary residents can apply for this visa subclass. To be eligible for ENS subclass 186, a skilled worker must be nominated by an Australian employer.
The Employer Nomination Scheme Subclass 186 operates three different categories:
Each of the streams under the Subclass 186 visa has different criteria, and applicants must meet the eligibility requirements.
The Direct Entry Stream allows applicants to live, work and study in Australia apply for Australian citizenship and even sponsor eligible family members to come to Australia. To be eligible under this category you must have:
The Labour Agreement Stream is for skilled workers who are nominated by their employer. Under this stream, eligible candidates can become permanent residents of Australia and live and work in Australia. The visa category also makes way for Australian citizenship, and the applicant can also sponsor eligible family members to come to Australia. To be eligible, the applicant must be:
The applicant needs to meet the required English score (IELTS 6 or equivalent, unless exempt) criteria, health requirements, and other eligibility criteria.
The employer nomination on behalf of the applicant must be lodged before the applicant’s application is filed. The nomination must accompany the Skilling Australia Fund levy; outline the terms and conditions of employment, nominated occupation, and the financial viability of the nominating business. The employer also needs to justify their need to nominate the applicant.
In all cases, the applicant must meet the health & character requirements and have a competent English score (IELTS 6 or equivalent, unless exempt).
To be eligible for the Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186), the aspirant must:
Depending on the line of work and the applicant’s employment history, some candidates can enjoy some freedom related to age, language skills, and capability. Applicants who lack a manager to offer nomination can present an Expression of Interest through Skill Select. Before extending the nomination for skilled migration, the concerned territory/state administration or firm/recruiter will check the applicant’s particulars.
Please Note: Those who have some debt toward the Australian government cannot claim a permit before settling the overdue amount.