Employer Nomination Scheme visa (Subclass 186)
You may be eligible for Sc 186 visa if you have an offer of employment from an Australian employer who is prepared to nominate you for residence and provided you meet the criteria under the stream you will be applying under.
There are 3 streams available under Sc 186 visa
Direct Entry stream
The Direct Entry stream is for applicants whose occupation is on the MLTSSL, have positive skills assessment in the nominated occupation and have at least three years of employment at the required skilled level .
Temporary Residence Transition Stream
The Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) Stream is for Sc 482 visa holders who have worked for their nominating employer for at least three years.
Labour Agreement Stream
The Labour Agreement Stream is for applicants who are sponsored by an employer under a labour agreement, provided Sc 186 visa has been included as an option in the negotiated labour agreement under Sc 482 visa.
What is the process?
In order to be eligible for this visa, the applicant must have an offer of employment from an Australian employer who is prepared to sponsor you and provided you meet the criteria under the stream you will be applying under.
The Sc 186 visa is a two-stage process
- Stage 1: a nomination application submitted by the employer – it provides the details of the position to be filled, terms and conditions of employment, explains the need in the position as well as identifies the overseas worker and any secondary applicants covered by the nomination
- Stage 2: a visa application submitted by the employee – it provides the details of how the overseas worker is skilled for the nominated occupation as well as personal details of the principal applicant and any secondary applicant/s included in the application.
Both applications can be submitted at the same time, i.e the employee doesn't have to wait for the Nomination application to be approved before submitting a visa application as long as the visa application is submitted after the nomination application has been lodged.
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