Subclass 186 Visa:
Employer Nomination Scheme
Subclass 186 is a permanent residency visa for skilled migration to Australia. Holders can live and work in Australia permanently. There are three different entry schemes to Subclass 186 – note that all of them need an employer to nominate you.
Here’s an overview of the three different streams under the Employer Nomination Scheme visa.
This requires a nomination from an Australian employer – plus your occupation must be on the list of eligible skilled applications. Most applicants will need to be under 45 when applying – though there are exceptions to this. You can include your family members in your application.
Most applicants will need at least three years of relevant work experience and have a positive skills assessment – unless you are exempt from these requirements. You must also be competent in English, and meet health and character requirements.
This also needs an employer nomination – and in this instance, the employer must have a labour agreement with the Australian Department of Home Affairs. The labour agreement will specify the skills, experience, and other attributes you will need.
Unless the labour agreement says otherwise, you need to be under 45 years of age. All applicants need to meet Australian health and character requirements. You can include your family members in your application.
This stream is for people who are already in Australia and have been working for their employer for at least three years on a full-time basis. You must also hold a bridging or other visa, and be nominated by your employer.
All applicants need to meet Australian health and character requirements. You can include your family members in your application.
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