This visa is for those looking to live and work in Australia permanently. You can apply for this visa if you are a skilled worker, currently working, or looking to work for an employer who has nominated you. The employer will have to enter into a Labour Agreement negotiated and agreed to by the Australian Government.
Obligations for the applicant in subclass 186
To avail of this category of visa, there are certain requirements that you will need to fulfil. The lists are given below.
- Stay Duration– The stay duration under permanent.
- Visa Cost– The cost of Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186) Direct Entry stream starts from AUD 4,045.
- Things you must/ need to have: To avail of this visa you must-
- Be currently working, or looking to work for an employer who has nominated you
- Be nominated by an employer who is a party to a labour agreement
- Obey all Australian laws
- Meet the minimum age, skills, and English language requirements as per the relevant Agreement
- Work only for your nominating employer for at least 2 years
- Activities in Australia you can undertake: With this category of visa you can-
- Live and work in Australia permanently
- Include family members in your visa application at the time of applying
- Become a permanent resident on the day of your visa grant
- Apply for Australian citizenship, if eligible
- Sponsor eligible family members to come to Australia
- Enroll in Australia’s public health care scheme
- Travel to and from Australia for five years from the date the visa is granted
FAQs of Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) Labour Agreement stream
- What is the minimum age to apply for this visa?
At the time of applying for this visa, your age should be under 45 years, unless the labour agreement provides otherwise.
2. Is getting licensed or registered essential to avail of this visa?
Yes, you must be licensed, registered, or have a membership of a professional body if it is mandatory in the state or territory you intend to work in.
3. Do I need to work under a labour agreement?
Yes, under this employer sponsored visa, you must currently work or will work for your employer under a labour agreement. For the other areas of eligibility, you can get information from the labour agreement.