The Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) Visa (186) allows Australian businesses to sponsor people to work in Australia on a permanent visa, provided that it is for a position listed on the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL).
What’s the process?
To sponsor a person for a 186 visa, your business will need to ‘nominate’ your overseas employee. As part of your nomination application, you must prove that:
There are two streams in which you can nominate an overseas employee – either via the Temporary Residence Transition Stream or the Direct Entry Stream.
If the person you wish to sponsor already lives in Australia temporarily on a 457 work visa employed in your business, you can nominate them for a 186 permanent visa under the Transition Stream.
Direct Entry Stream
Your business can nominate a person for a 186 visa under the Direct Entry stream if the person has never worked in Australia, has not held a 457 visa for the last two years with a nominating employer, or if they are applying from outside of Australia.
How we can help
Our Registered Migration Agents servicing Perth, Melbourne and Sydney can:
Interstaff has assisted businesses with their sponsorship and nomination requirements and obligations for over 25 years. Businesses interested in becoming an approved sponsor are encouraged to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 08 9221 3388 to discuss your business migration needs.
“I want to say thank you to the Interstaff team for assisting us through the 186 Visa process – especially when we had questions and your team were quick to answer them. I would recommend Interstaff to anyone in need of a migration agent. I’d give them 10/10. Once again, thank you to your team for an excellent job.”
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