Australia Permanent Residence Visas - Employer Sponsored
186 Visa - Employer Nominated Visa
The 186 Visa allows employers to sponsor or assist employees on a 457 visa a pathway to progress to permanent residence while remaining in Australia.
There are 3 eligibility pathways for the 186 visa:
Direct Entry Stream - For applicants who do not hold a 457 visa.
Transitional Residence Stream - For applicants who have worked for their employer for 2 years while holding a 457 visa.
Agreement Stream - for persons who will work for an employer who has a labour agreement (this is relatively uncommon - but please contact us for further details).
The key requirements for this visa which you must meet at the time the application is lodged are as follows:
Your employer must be prepared to nominate you for permanent residence and meet the nomination requirements.
Your occupation must be on the gazetted CSOL list.
Other eligibility requirements:
Transition Stream - You must have worked in a full-time position in Australia in the occupation (mentioned above) on a Subclass 457 visa, for your employer, for the last two years prior to the visa application being made OR
Direct Entry Stream - have had your skills assessed as suitable by the appropriate skills assessing authority and have at least three years full-time work experience in the occupation before the visa application is lodged (unless there are exceptional circumstances).
Show that you have the appropriate skills, qualifications and/or experience to fill the position If you need to be licensed or registered, then you must already be so (e.g. registered nurse, electrician etc.).
Be under 50 years of age (unless you meet the exemptions).
Provide a contract confirming your remuneration, position, employment terms etc. This must meet market salary requirements.
Have Competent English language ability (i.e. IELTS of at least 6.0 in each band).
You will also need to meet the health and character requirements for a permanent visa.
Contact us to arrange a consultation to discuss your 186 visa requirements. Please note that we do charge a nominal fee for a consultation.
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