The Employer Nomination Visa (subclass 186) is a type of visa that allows skilled workers who have been nominated by an Australian employer to live and work in Australia permanently. This visa is designed to fill skill shortages in the Australian workforce by allowing employers to sponsor skilled workers to come and work in Australia when they cannot find suitable Australian citizens or permanent residents to fill the position. The Employer Nomination Visa (subclass 186) also offers benefits such as access to healthcare and education, and the opportunity to apply for Australian citizenship after a certain period of time. They may also list their family members in the application. The Subclass 186 visa in Australia consists of three categories that potential immigration candidates can apply for, namely: Direct Entry Stream, Labor Agreement Stream, and Temporary Residence Transition Stream. It’s important to note that the Australia 65 points calculator does not apply to the Employer Nomination Scheme for this visa. The candidates must pass a skills exam and obtain a nomination from an authorized Australian employer. All three streams of the Subclass 186 visa allow skilled workers with a nomination from an Australian citizen to come and work in the country. Applicants must meet the health and character requirements specified by the government at the time of application.
To continue to live there indefinitely.
1- Unrestricted employment and education opportunities in Australia.
2- To travel to and from Australia, within five years of the visa's approval (The 5-year travel restriction only applies when re-entering Australia after its expiry. For returning after the restriction period, a Return Resident Visa or an appropriate visa is required. However, if you hold a Subclass 186 visa and are currently in Australia, you can stay for an indefinite period without any impact of this restriction).
3- To join Australia's Medicare, the country's national healthcare program.
4- To submit an application for Australian citizenship providing he fulfills the eligibility criteria.
5 To sponsor qualifying relatives for a variety of Australian Provisional and Permanent Visas.
The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) may require the submission of the listed documents for
accompanying family members who are also eligible for immigration to Australia. It is possible that not
all of the documents listed below will be required, or the DHA may request additional documentation as
1- Certificate of English language proficiency obtained within the last 3 years
2- Police certificates for demonstrating good character
3- Form 80 for assessing character
4- Statutory declaration for character
5- Skills assessment for occupation or registration evidence from industry body
6- Documents for exemption from skills assessment
8- Identification proof, such as a National Identity Card, Birth Certificate, or Passport
9- Proof of name change, if applicable
10- Marriage certificate, if applicable
11- Signed Statement of Australian Values
12- Proof of good health from a healthcare provider
13- Documents for exemption from age requirements for applicants above 45 years
14- Documents for dependents/common-law partners, including character documents, ID proof, health assessment results, and English test results