Employer Visa

Do you have Australian employer willing to sponsor you? Or are you an employer wanting to nominate an overseas worker?

The permanent Subclass 186 (ENS) and Subclass 187 (RSMS) visas allow skilled overseas workers to live and work in Australia permanently.

186 Visa (Employer Nominated Scheme) Overview

The Subclass 186 and 187 Visas has 3 streams:

Direct Entry Stream

For applicants who are qualified or have sufficient experience in an eligible occupation.
See the Direct Entry Stream tab for specific requirements.

Transition Stream

For 457 visa or 482 TSS Visa holders who have worked for their nominating employer for a minimum of two or three years.
See the Transition Steam tab for specific requirements.

Agreement Stream

For applicants who are sponsored by an employer under a labour agreement.

186 Visa holders can:

  • work in Australia indefinitely
  • study in Australia
  • travel to and from Australia for 5 years
  • enrol in Medicare (Australia’s public healthcare system)
  • sponsor your relatives to come to Australia
  • apply for Australian citizenship, if eligible

Speak to one of our registered migration agents to find out whether you may be eligible to apply for the Subclass 186 Visa

186 Visa General Eligibility


You must be nominated by a business in Australia before lodging your visa


Applicants must have at least 3 years of work experience in the nominated occupation.
Part-time work may be considered. Casual work will not be considered.


The age limit is 45, unless exempt.

Employer Nomination

Applicants must be nominated by an Australian employer before applying for this visa and must apply within 6 months of the nomination being approved if the applications aren’t lodged together.

The visa cannot be granted if:

  • the nomination is withdrawn, or
  • the position is no longer available

Length of stay

This is a permanent visa, however, the 186 visa has a travel component that expires 5 years after the date of visa grant.

After this time, applicants can apply for one of the below:

  • Australian Citizenship
  • Resident Return Visa

About this Process

Step 1

Contact us to discuss your eligibility or to find an employer.

Step 2

We assist you to collect the necessary documents.

Step 3

Our agents submit your application to Immigration.

Step 4

Our agents liaise with Immigration until your application is finalised.

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Your Immigration Needs

I want to bring my parents to Australia

Parents of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen may be able to migrate to Australia.


Am I eligible for Skilled Migration

General Skilled Migration is the most popular form of permanent migration to Australia.


I want to do business or invest in Australia

Business innovation and investment visa is for people to do general business activities, or business investment activities.


My Visa has been refused or cancelled

A right to respond to negative allegation or comment. A right to be heard by an independent and impartial tribunal. A decision that is impartial and unbiased.


I have a partner or family in Australia

An Australia spouse visa lets your spouse (husband or wife) or your de facto partner (fiance, in a committed relationship) immigrate to Australia.


I want to work in Australia

Working holiday Visas
Employer-Sponsored Visas
Independent Work Visas
Temporary Graduate Visas


I have Criminal record/health issues and my visa may be refused

Health & Character Requirements

I am not sure if I qualify for Citizenship or Resident Return


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