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Like other visa programs, this program has its eligibility criteria to allow the entry of the right applicant to Australia. The following is the list of different requirements for the applicant to apply for the Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186):
In general, the immigration authority targets young foreign nationals for immigration to Australia so, it is necessary for an applicant to be less than 45 years of age at the time of submission of application.
Language is an important way of communication so; it is necessary for a primary applicant to be well-versed in reading, writing, speaking and understanding English. Applications which are sponsored by an employer or business with a labor agreement require lower competent ability in English.
Registration, license or professional membership:
To become eligible for nominated occupation like a registered nurse, doctor and other health care professional occupations, an applicant must have a certification, registration, license or professional membership.
Primary applicant along with his/her dependents needs to show the medical certificate to apply for a resident visa in Australia. It helps to avoid the risk of spreading communicable diseases like tuberculosis.
To avoid the entry of an immigrant having a criminal background in the past, it is necessary for the primary applicant and any accompanying family members to fulfill the character requirements.
An applicant must have a minimum of three years of relevant work experience in the same nominated occupation; he/she is applying to
It is necessary for an applicant who is applying to Subclass 186 visa to receive a nomination from a legitimate Australian employer
Intention to work:
A commitment is required from the candidate that he/she is ready to serve in the nominated occupation for a minimum of two years in Australia
Australia Employer Nomination Scheme visa 186 manages the application for Australia immigration through its three streams including, Temporary Residence Transition Stream, Direct Entry Stream, and Labor Agreement Stream.
Temporary Residence Transition Stream –
This stream allows foreign skilled workers who are currently living and working in Australia and hold the Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa (Subclass 457) with a nominating Australian employer. To be eligible under this Stream, applicants must be living and working in the country for a minimum of two years in any nominated occupation. Moreover, it requires a nominating employer who is willing to provide a permanent job to the applicant. The processing time of applications under this stream is approximate of 12 to 18 months; however, it may vary according to profile credentials.
Direct Entry Stream –
The stream allows the entry of candidates who fail to meet the requirements of Temporary Residence Transition Stream to be nominated by the Australian employer; however, holds a subclass 457 visas. To become eligible for this stream, it is not necessary for an applicant lives in Australia; he/she can apply from outside the country. The processing time of applications under this stream is approximate of 12 to 18 months; however, it may vary according to profile credentials.
Labor Agreement Stream –
The stream allows foreign skilled workers having Temporary Work Subclass 457 and is nominated by an Australian employer via a labor agreement or regional migration agreement. The screening includes factors like skills, age, and language proficiency and more.
As stated above, interested applicants must be nominated by any Australian employer to become eligible for the visa. So, a candidate will first require an employer who begins the process by preparing the nomination application for the respective job profile. The nomination must provide details on nominated occupation, terms and conditions of employment, and the feasibility of the nominating business. A corresponding nomination is required to submit on the online portal.
The immigration authority evaluates the nomination application, and if it approves, then the candidate needs to submit a complete application within six months after getting approval on the business nomination application. Moreover, he/she also need to submit the required documents including, IELTS score card, medical and character certificate.
The following is the fee structure of Employer Nomination Scheme subclass visa that needs to be submitted by the interested applicants