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Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186)


​This visa is a permanent residence visa for skilled workers. It allows you to work in Australia under one of three streams:

  • The Temporary Residence Transition stream
  • The Direct Entry stream
  • The Agreement stream.


You must:

  • Be nominated by an approved Australian employer
  • Are under 50 years of age, if you are applying under the Temporary Residence stream, or are under 45 years of age if you are applying under the Direct Entry stream
  • Meet the skills, qualifications and English language requirements of the position
  • Meet the other requirements of one of the streams of this visa.

Length of stay