The Employer Nomination Scheme visa (Subclass 186) is a permanent resident visa for skilled workers who want to work in Australia. It is part of the Permanent Employer Sponsored Visa program. Applicants must be nominated for migration by an employer in Australia and apply for the visa within 6 months of the nomination. The visa has three streams:
The Temporary Residence Transition stream is for subclass 457 visa holders who have worked for two years in the same occupation with their nominating employer (who has lodged a valid nomination with us under the Temporary Residence Transition stream), who wants to offer them a permanent position in that occupation.
- The Direct Entry stream is for:
– people who have been nominated by their employer under the Direct Entry stream
-people who have never, or only briefly, worked in Australia or
-temporary residents who do not betagan this site qualify for the Temporary Residence Transition stream
The Agreement stream is for people sponsored by an employer through a labour agreement.