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Employer Nomination Scheme Visa - Subclass 186

This visa requires applicants to be sponsored by an approved employer for an occupation on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL. In most cases, applicants must be under 45 years of age and have Competent Level English, e.g. a minimum of 6 in each band of IELTS. There are three streams under this visa; Direct Entry Stream, Labour Agreement Stream and Temporary Residence Transition Stream. With the Direct Entry Stream, there is a requirement for most cases that you have a formal skill assessment for your occupation.

You must also have had a minimum of three years’ work experience in that occupation. With the labour Agreement Stream, your nominating employer must be a party to a labour Agreement. You must meet the age, skills and English language requirements of that labour Agreement. For the Temporary Resident Transition Stream, your employer must have sponsored you to work full-time on your subclass 457 or subclass 482 visa for at least 3 of the four years before nominating you for the subclass 186 visa.

If you hold a subclass  457 visa on 18 April 2017, your employer must sponsor you to work full-time for at least 2 of the 3 years before nominating you for this visa.

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Dyson and Associates have assisted a great many clients in achieving permanent residence for this long-standing visa subclass. We have built up an excellent record of success, and we enjoy many referrals from clients who appreciate what we have achieved for them. It would be our pleasure to do the same for you.

If you do have an interest in this visa, or would like more information, please register your interest below, and we will get back to you.

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Frequently asked questions

Do I get a FREE consultation?

Yes. Your first consultation with our registered migration agent is free.

How long does it take to get a booking confirmation?

On average it may take between 3 hours to 24 hours to get a booking confirmation on weekdays.

Any request received on weekends and public holidays will be confirmed on the next business day.

Am I going to get advice from a registered migration agent?

Yes. All our migration agents advisors are registered with OMARA - Australia's Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority and abide by the migration agents' code of conduct.

How can I get a status update on my application process?

Your case officer will keep you informed of any progress on your visa application through emails and phone calls.

Note: The Visa Office will not respond to requests for a status update. They will only contact us if they require more information, such as medical checks and police checks. Otherwise, we need to wait until we hear anything back from the Visa Office.

If you would like to discuss an urgent matter with your case officer then, please click here and fill in the primary applicant's contact details and your case officer will get in touch with you shortly.