Employer Nomination Scheme (186)

Employer Nomination Scheme (186)

This visa allows for skilled workers to gain permanent residence in Australia. There are three streams for this visa; the Temporary Residence Transition stream, the Direct Entry stream, and the Agreement stream.

To qualify for a Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa (186), you must:

Be a highly-skilled overseas worker, or temporary Australian resident

Be nominated by an approved Australian employer

Be under 50 when applying under the Temporary Residence stream, or under 45 when applying under the Direct Entry stream

Meet certain English language requirements

Meet the requirements of the stream you apply in

Meet certain health requirements

For more information, visit the Australian Department of Home Affairs website:


Please note: Any application, notarial, translation, visa, inspection, and Tsinghua certification fees, as well as any other third-party related expenses, will need to be paid separately. Also, the cost of applying for this visa varies on a case-by-case basis.

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