The Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186) is for skilled workers who want to work in Australia. This visa involves a two-step process, firstly, nomination by an approved Australian employer and then an application under the nominated stream. It is part of the Permanent Employer Sponsored Visa program.

Why choose Immigration Gurus for your 186 visa

  • We will take care of the whole application process

  • Quality, expert advice on the ENS 186 visa

  • Accurate assessment of eligibility

  • High Success rate for 186 visas across Australia

  • Network of 186 visa approved sponsors

The 186 Visa has three streams

The entry stream that you are eligible for will depend on your current situation and will be evaluated by our team.

Temporary Residence Transition Stream

Direct Entry Stream

Agreement Stream

How does the ENS 186 visa work?

  • It is a permanent residence visa for skilled workers who have a nominating employer.
  • The Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) allows Australian employers to nominate skilled foreign employees to work in Australia on a subclass 186 permanent residence visa.
  • This visa involves a two-step process; a nomination by an approved Australian employer and a visa application by the skilled overseas worker.
  • Applicants can be in or outside Australia when they apply for this visa. Applicants must have a valid visa or a bridging visa A, B, or C to apply for this visa in Australia.