ENS – 186 Visa

Employer Nomination Scheme Visa (Subclass186)

The ENS – 186 Visa is a permanent residence visa that allows workers to stay in Australia, provided that they meet all the visa requirements and an eligible Australian employer nominates them.

The ENS – 186 Visa offers three main streams: Direct Entry, Labour Agreement and Temporary Residence Transition. Each of these pathways have specific conditions.

Processing Times: Vary (6 to 10 months, approx.)

ENS – 186 Visa requirements

In order to submit a valid ENS – 186 visa application, you must:

  1. have an eligible occupation
  2. be nominated by an Australian employer 
  3. meet the English language requirement
  4. have a positive skill assessment
  5. have at least 3 years of relevant experience
  6. be under 45 years of age 

Due to the multiple conditions and exemptions applicable in the ENS – 186 Visa, we recommend the you discuss your specific circumstances with our specialised migration consultants in Sydney, who will answer all your questions and will assist you through the entire application process. 

Contact us or visit our Bankstown team.