Employer Nominated Scheme (Subclass 186) 2017-10-30T00:48:29+00:00

Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186)

Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186)

Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186)

The Employer Nomination Scheme visa subclass is for skilled workers that are currently residing outside of Australia, or for skilled migrants who are currently living and working in Australia and are offered permanent employment by an employer.

This visa subclass has three streams:

  • The Temporary Residence Transition Stream – this is for subclass 457 visa holders who have worked with their employer under a 457 for a minimum of two years and has been offered permanent employment.
  • The Direct Entry Stream – this is for people who have never, or only for a short time, worked in Australia. This visa allows a company to sponsor them as a permanent employee of their business.
  • The Agreement stream – this stream if for people being sponsored by their employer via a labour agreement or regional migration agreement.

The Employer Nomination Scheme visa has two stages:

First Stage – The Employer lodges a nomination for the applicant to work in their company, the nomination will include a specified occupation that is listed on the relevant legislative instrument, the terms and conditions of employment, and the businesses genuine need for the employee.

Second Stage – The Nominee then lodges an application for a visa to work permanently in the company they have been sponsored by.

If you have any questions about these requirements, or would like to speak to one of our experts for more information on Australian visas get in touch with Ethos Migration today.

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