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Employer Sponsored Visas

Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) Visa

The Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visa allows skilled workers to remain permanently in Australia.

General Requirements:

  • under the age of 45 at the time of application
  • have the required skills and qualifications for the nominated position
  • have appropriate English language skills
  • meet health and character requirements
  • meet the requirements of the stream applicable to you

There are 3 possible pathways for an ENS visa:

Temporary Residence Transition (TRT):

It is available to the applicants who have worked with the employer on a 457 visa and/or a 482 visa for the last two years (if applicants held or have applied for a 457 visa on or before 18 April 2017); or three years under an occupation listed on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List.

Direct Entry Stream:

It is available to applicants who do not meet the TRT stream. The applicant must have been employed for three years on a skilled level and provide a formal skills assessment in their nominated occupation at the time of the visa application.  The nominated occupation must be on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List.

Agreement Stream

This stream is available to applicants where the employer has a Labour Agreement and sponsors the applicant.

If you need assistance in applying for an Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visa, get in touch with Wickham Lawyers today!



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