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Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) Subclass 186 Visa

The Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) Subclass 186 Visa process has two stages:

1. Nomination by an employer; and
2. ENS Subclass 186 Visa application by employee

1. Requirements for the employer

The employer must amongst other things:

  • be actively and lawfully operating a legitimate business in Australia
  • have a genuine need for a paid employee to fill a position in the employer's business
  • have a satisfactory record of compliance with immigration law and workplace relations law
  • have made adequate provision for training existing Australian employees, or if a newly established business, be making adequate provision for future training of Australian employees.

The nominated position which is vacant (or already occupied by the nominated employee) in the employer's business must:

  • be full-time and available for at least 2 years
  • be in accordance with the standards for working conditions provided under Australian industrial laws
  • correspond to an occupation on the relevant occupation list
  • attract a base salary that is a Market Rate for the occupation.

2. Requirements for the nominee

The nominee (overseas skilled worker) must:

  • Be able to satisfy any mandatory licensing, registration or professional membership requirements
  • have worked full-time in Australia in the occupation for which they have been nominated for the 2 years out of the last 3 years working for the nominating employer whilst holding a Subclass 457 Visa to apply under the Temporary Residency Transition (TRT) Stream

or

  • have had their skills assessed as suitable by the relevant skills assessing authority (published in an Instrument) and have at least 3 years of experience in the occupation to apply under the Direct Entry (DE) Stream

Other Requirements:

  • unless exemptions apply, be aged less than 45 years (Direct Entry) or 50 years (Temporary Residency Transition Stream) – from 1st March 2018 45 years age will become effective.
  • unless exemptions apply, have Competent English language ability
  • meet mandatory health and character requirements.

Exemptions

There are exemptions relating to age, skills and English language ability. These depend on your nominated occupation, salary and visa status.

You should include a submission letter explaining the special skills required and/or the difficulties their employer experienced finding a nominee who does meet the experience, age or English language requirements.

We can help you in this endeavour and indeed in all aspects of an employer sponsored visa application.

Success Stories

Since 2003 we have helped many Australian businesses sponsor overseas workers via the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) and the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) Subclass 187 Visa.

Please contact us for a professional assessment of your business sponsorship eligibility if you are an employer operating in Australia.

We can provide you with the migration law expertise to submit the best possible Nomination and Visa application. We can also handle the Regional Certifying Body (RCB) process for the RSMS Nomination.

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