186 Employer Nomination Scheme
This visa is part of the Employer Sponsored Skilled Migration program. It is also known as Employer Sponsored Migration or Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS). Australian government allows onshore Australian companies and/or organisations to employ skilled workers from overseas and sponsor them to live and work in Australia permanently. This is a permanent residency visa.
186 Visa Ranges: Main Australian cities, including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, New Castle and Wollongong.
You might be able to get this visa if you:
have been nominated by an approved Australian employer within the six months before you apply
are under the age of 50 at the time of application, unless you are exempt
have the required skills and qualifications for the position (at time of application lodgement you must have the required skills and qualifications for the position you have been nominated for – you must hold any mandatory registration, license or professional membership, or you must already be fully assessed as suitable by the relevant body)
have appropriate English language skills (at the time of application lodgement), unless you are exempt
meet health and character requirements
meet the requirements of the stream in which you apply.