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The Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) Subclass 186 visa is a permanent residency visa for overseas skilled workers who are nominated by an Australian employer to work in Australia.
It is a two-step application process:
The applicants can be in or outside when lodging an application for ENS visa; however, when applying in Australia, it is mandatory to have substantive visa or a bridging visa A, B or C.
if you are 457 visa holder, worked in Australia for last two years (excluding period of unpaid leave) in the same occupation with the nominating employer, who is now ready to offer you a permanent position in that occupation.
To be approved under the Temporary Residence Transition stream:
If you have not been a 457 visa holder, but have work experience for minimum 3 years in your nominated occupation and have an employer to sponsor you for that particular nominated occupation, you can apply under the Direct Entry Stream.
To be approved under the Direct Entry stream:
Please Note: Skill Assessment is mandatory under this stream. However, English level equivalent to IELTS 6 (each module) is required. Additionally, any secondary applicant who are over 18 need to meet the Functional English ability (Overall IELTS 4.5 or equivalent) in last 12 months.
This stream is applicable to those who are sponsored by an employer in Australia through a labour agreement.
Applicants under this stream need to meet the age, skills and English language requirements provided under the relevant Agreement, in addition to relevant health and character requirements.
The above list is not intended to be exhaustive and further eligibility requirements do apply.
This is a permanent residence visa. It lets the visa holder and any family members who have also been granted this visa to:
We will find the assistance you need to make your move to abroad as easy as possible.We can help you with your personal visa applications, visa extensions and other paperwork that you may find confronting.