Subclass 186 – Employer Nominated Scheme
April 16, 2020

About Subclass 186 

The subclass 186 or the Employer Nominated Scheme (ENS) allows Australian businesses to sponsor highly skilled migrant workers to live and work permanently in Australia. This visa allows employers to sponsor either overseas workers or temporary residents already staying in Australia.   

What Are My Options?  

The ENS visa has 3 available streams for applicants.  

1.Temporary Residence Transition Stream
This stream is ideal for individuals holding a 457 or 482 visa who have worked for an Australian employer for at least 2 or 3 years in the nominated occupation and is being offered a permanent position in that occupation. 

2. Direct Entry Stream
This stream is ideal for individuals, or only briefly worked in the Australian labor market or have never held a temporary work visa with your nominating employer. This stream is also ideal if you are applying outside Australia.  

3. Agreement Stream
This stream is ideal if you are being sponsored by an employer through a tailored and negotiated labor agreement or regional migration agreement.


Am I Eligible? 

To qualify for an ENS visa, you must meet the following requirements:  

  • You have a nominated occupation listed on the Medium Long-Term Skill Shortage List (MLTSSL).  
  • You have a nominated occupation listed under the 186 Visa Occupations List. 
  • You must meet and comply with the English language requirements or IELTS score of 6 in each component (or other equivalent tests). 
  • For Direct Entry Stream applicants, you must be 45 years old or below at the time of application.  
  • For Temporary Residence Transition Stream applicants, you must be 50 years old or below at the time of application. 


Our Process

Step 1: Book Your Consultation 
The first essential step in your migration process is to book a consultation. This is the stage where we identify the best and most suitable pathway for your circumstances.  

Step 2: Personalized Migration Action Plan (MAP)  
After attending a consultation with us, we will provide you with a personalized MAP. This includes a checklist where we tell you how to prepare relevant documents and samples if necessary.  

Step 3: Collection, Review, and Drafting 
An application is not just about the submission of documents – it also includes the process of reviewing the documents to make sure that they are up to standard. What we mean by this is to ensure that every piece of documentation that we submit has been carefully reviewed by our migration specialists based on the standard of the Department of Immigration.  

Step 4: Lodgment and Submission 
Here at Think Visa, we prepare what we like to call, Decision Ready Applications. This means that applications prepared by us are not only of high standard but also organized in a manner that is easy for the case officer to decide on and therefore significantly reducing processing times for you. There are circumstances that might require you to provide additional information in which we try to anticipate beforehand and submit as well, however if that arises our services also includes resolving matters for you before a formal decision is made.  

For questions, email us at support@thinkvisa.com.au


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