What is the duration of the stay offered by Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186)?
Visa Holders can stay permanently in Australia.
How much would it cost to apply for this visa?
Applicants incur a cost of AUD 3,670.
What is the processing time for Employer Nomination Scheme Subclass 186?
The processing time for ENS subclass 186 varies according to the stream:
- Temporary Residence Transition Stream: 12 to 13 months
- Direct Entry Stream: 11 to 16 months
- Labour Agreement Stream: Currently unavailable (due to less number of applications)
Whom can you include in your visa application?
You can include your partner (married or de facto), child/step-child or child/step-child of your partner. Your visa application must include verification of their relationship with you.
From where can I apply for ENS visa?
You can apply for the ENS visa when you are in or out of Australia. However, if you reside in Australia at the time of lodgement, you must possess bridging visa A, B or C or substantive visa.
Do I need to inform about changes after lodging the application?
Yes, you need to inform about the changes in the set of conditions after you have filed an application. The changes could be birth, death, marriage, divorce, separation, new address or passport.
Under which stream can I apply for the employer sponsored visa?
You can apply for the Temporary Residence Transition Stream (TRT) if you have worked fulltime in Australia and possess either of the following:
- Temporary Skill Shortage Subclass 482
- Temporary Work Visa Subclass 457
If you fall through the requirements of TRT stream, you can apply for the Direct Entry Stream provided your employer wants to sponsor you.
You can apply for the Labour Agreement Stream if your employer has engaged in a labour agreement with the Division that offers a pathway for permanent residence.