Australian 186 PR Visa
The Employer Nomination Scheme allows Australian employers to sponsor foreign nationals for a permanent visa to work in Australia. This is the 186 visa and it allows you stay in Australia permanently once the visa is granted. Many foreign workers move from the 457 work visa to the 186 and unlike the often helpful regional visas (especially the 187), the 186 has no conditions of where you can live and work in Australia. Is the 186 visa good for you and your employer or employee? Read on to learn more.
The nomination process for a 186 visa requires the employer to meet training benchmark requirements and the nominated salary must be within market rates whilst also meeting the TSMIT (temporary skilled migration income threshold).
In addition, the position on offer must be full-time, ongoing and available for at least a two-year period. The eligibility requirements for applicants varies, depending on which stream the applicant will work under and the conditions of employment.
The two streams under the 186 visa:
The Temporary Residence Transition Steam is a streamlined pathway that allows applicants with a 457 visa who have worked for their current employer for 2 years to be nominated for a permanent visa by their sponsor.
The Direct Entry Stream requires applicants to obtain a Skills Assessment and demonstrate 3 years of work experience at the skilled level and meet (unless exempt) English language requirements.
To discuss the 186 visa, and other visa options, please contact Migration Ways to consult with one of our bilingual visa experts.
For more information about other Australian work visas.
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