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Employer Nomination Scheme Visa (Subclass 186)

Employer Nomination Scheme Visa (Subclass 186)

Brief Summary

The Employer Nomination Scheme Visa (Subclass 186) offers a permanent residence pathway for skilled workers from overseas who are nominated by an Australian employer. This visa is an essential component of Australia’s skilled migration program, designed to support the country’s economic growth by addressing critical skill shortages. This visa comes in three “flavours” or streams.

  • Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) Stream: for those who have been employed by their nominating employer for at least two years while holding a TSS visa sponsored by the same employer.
  • Direct Entry (DE) Stream: for those who have either never worked for the nominating employer, or have worked but have not satisfied the time/visa held requirements. This stream requires three years of full-time experience in the occupation, which has to be on the eligible occupations list.
  • Labour Agreement (LA) Stream: for those who are nominated by a Labour Agreement holder. 
  • Overview

    At Longton Migration, we excel in facilitating the Subclass 186 visa process, assisting employers in securing global talent and offering skilled professionals a pathway to permanent residency in Australia. Our comprehensive services ensure a smooth transition for both employers and employees, emphasising compliance and long-term success.

  • About This Visa

    The Subclass 186 visa is divided into three streams: the Direct Entry stream, the Labour Agreement stream, and the Temporary Residence Transition stream. Each stream has specific requirements but all lead to permanent residency, enabling visa holders to live and work in Australia indefinitely.

  • Key Features

    • Permanent residency for skilled workers and their families.
    • Access to Medicare, Australian education, and social security benefits.
    • Eligibility to apply for Australian citizenship, subject to residency criteria.
  • Eligibility

    Applicants must:

    • Be nominated by an Australian employer.
    • Meet the skills, qualifications, and language requirements of the nominated position.
    • Be under 45 years of age at the time of application (certain exemptions apply).
    • Satisfy health and character requirements.

    Employers must:

    • Demonstrate a genuine need for the nominated position.
    • Ensure the nominee is paid market salary rate and provided employment conditions no less than the equivalent Australian employees.
  • Cost Estimate

    The visa application charge for the Subclass 186 visa varies depending on the stream and applicant circumstances. Longton Migration advises on all potential costs, including government fees, health checks, and professional fees, to ensure clients are fully informed.

  • Processing Times

    Processing times for the Subclass 186 visa can vary greatly depending on the chosen stream and the complexity of the application. Longton Migration offers regular updates and expert guidance to navigate the processing stages efficiently.

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What Sets Us Apart?

At Longton Migration, we transcend traditional immigration support by offering personalized, lawyer-led guidance that transforms your Australian visa journey.

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Client Testimonials

Real Experiences from Satisfied Customers

Daniel Gaut
Daniel Gaut
I just want to take the time to thank the legend Ahmad Shady who went above and beyond for me. He completely took the stress out of a super complex situation and streamlined all the documentation needed so I could be more present with my newborn daughter in Texas. He quickly transitioned from my migration agent to a good friend and I’m forever grateful for his kindness and support during those tough times. 🙏
Christina Cowan
Christina Cowan
Ahmad, I cant thankyou enough for what you have done to have my siblings visas to be granted. Thankyou so much for your professionalism throughout your work. I have nothing but respect for you, You have helped me with my siblings tourist visa, without your help they wont be able to have their visas granted for my daughters' wedding. THANKYOU so much, so so happy to be reunited with my family so much blessings. Thankyou once again !
Balwant Singh
Balwant Singh
I want to thank Maria Rodriguez and Longton Migration team for making my ACS Skill Assessment application successful and helping towards achieving positive/desired outcome. They are very honest, helpful & skillful. I appreciate their effort and care throughout the process. I highly recommend them as immigration lawyers.
James Fu
James Fu
'I want to thank Redd and Nutchaya for accepting my immigration matter and making impossible, possible. Nutchaya and Redd paid attention to the details as a result they were able to reverse the adverse decision from the Department of Home and Affairs and won the case in AAT. The submission to AAT was very details and well written. They are very honest and told me how difficult my case was, but they tried their best to fight for me. I appreciate their effort and care throughout the process. I highly recommend them as immigration lawyers.'
chibesa chileya
chibesa chileya
Thank you longton Migration and education for your assistance more especially Maria Rodriguez for your time and effort to see this through up to the end, me getting the subclass 482 Visa and am so excited. The experience was quiet helpful all along the process and the response was up to speed.once again thank you Longton Migration I really appreciate for everything and for not giving up on me.
Maria is been very helpful with my visa application. Easy to communicate and the best service. I would really recommend and thank you Maria for making these process so easy.
Zhenhua Tang
Zhenhua Tang
So glad to have Tina and Ahmad taking care of my dad's PR application. They always provide us professional and helpful advice, save us a lot of time and money. Highly recommend to all!!
Thanks for Nutchaya and Redd . They are both very professional and provide good service. They are trusted lawyer
Fang Chunyen
Fang Chunyen
謝謝Zoe幫我遞交我的永居!遞交簽證33天后就下簽了,速度很快!Good Service!

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