Employer Nomination (186 visa)

Employer Nomination (186 visa)

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Employer Nomination (186 visa)


The Subclass 186 ENS visa is a permanent residency visa that requires the sponsorship of a nominating employer. In short You must have an occupation on the 186 Visa Occupations List, English language requirements are IELTS (or equivalent test) score of 6 in each component. A maximum age requirement of 45 at the time of application will apply to Direct Entry stream applicants. A maximum age requirement of 50 at the time of application will continue to apply to Temporary Residence Transition stream applicants. 


Am I eligible for a 186 visa?
The Temporary Residence Transition stream is for 457 visa /TSS 482 visa holders who have worked for two years/ 3 years for TSS visa (Medium term), while holding a subclass 457 visa/482 visa, in the same occupation with their nominating employer who wants to offer them a permanent position in that occupation.


The Direct Entry stream is for applicants who have not worked on a 457 visa/ TSS 482 Visa with their nominating employer for two years (3 years for TSS visa holders) but who are formally qualified in their occupation and have worked for at least three years at a skilled level in their occupation and their occupation is on the 186 Visa occupations list (Direct Entry).