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Employer-Sponsored Visa (Subclass 186)

employer sponsored visa Australia

The Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) grants permanent residence to overseas workers, sponsored by their Australian employer. It is a two-stage process:

  • 186 Nomination by the employer
  • 186 Visa application

Eligibility requirements

Under the age of 45
Have an occupation that is on the list of eligible skilled occupations
Have at least 3 years relevant work experience, unless you are exempt
Have a positive skills assessment, unless you are exempt
Meet English language requirements
Meet health and character requirements

Benefits of an Employer-Sponsored Visa (Subclass 186)

  • Live, work and study in Australia indefinitely
  • Sponsor eligible family members to come to Australia
  • Apply for Australian citizenship, if eligible
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