Employer’s Nomination Scheme(Subclass186)

Employer’s nomination scheme visa is for the employers in Australia who wants to recruit highly skilled people from overseas or temporary workers within Australia to fill in the vacant places in their business on permanent basis.

Requisites of the visa:-

Employment Requirement

  1. Must be lawfully and actively operational in Australia
  2. Should provide the full time permanent employment offer and demonstrate the genuine need of the employee of specific skills from overseas to labour market.
  3. Should abide by the local and the immigration laws.
  4. Should have the systematic and structured training plan for the existing and the new employees.

Position requirement

  1. Position should be full time and ongoing for atleast 3 years from the date of employment.
  2. Provide working conditions that are favourable as per the Australian legislation laws.
  3. Position or occupation offered should fall within the scope of ENSOL.
  4. Minimum Salary as per the standards is approx. 49,330$ for most of the occupations and for IT 67,000$.


  1. Should be nominated for a position that falls within the scope of SOL List.
  2. Should have positive skill assessment for the nominated occupation from the relevant assessing authorities.
  3. Should have atleast 3 years working experience in the nominated occupation.
  4. Incase the nomination is for highly paid senior executive position, the salary should not be less than 250000 per annum (excluding superannuation and other benefits)
  5. Should have an employer willing to sponsor you on permanent basis
  6. Demonstrate that you possess the necessary skills required for that occupation and the relevant licencing/registration if the occupation demands
  7. Should be under 45 years of age
  8. Should have atleast functional English ability.
  9. Have worked in Australia for at least the last 2 years on an eligible temporary visa in the occupation for which they have been nominated, including at least the last year for the nominating employer. Those just graduated and entering the workforce will need to apply for a Graduate Visa to Australia.
  10. Should undergo health and character examination before lodging the Visa

Privileges of the Visa:-

  • live and work in Australia on a permanent basis
  • study in Australia at school or university
  • receive subsidised healthcare through Medicare and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • access certain social security payments (subject to waiting periods)
  • be eligible for Australian citizenship (subject to the residency eligibility criteria)
  • sponsor people for permanent residence.

How much the visa costs:-

  • Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186)-3520$(Base Application Charge)
  • Non- Internet Application Charge-N/A
  • Additional Applicant Charge 18 and over-1760$
  • Additional Applicant Charge 18 and under-880$

Additional charges:-

  • Medical Examination:-To be paid directly to the doctor conducting medical examination
  • Police check:-To the corresponding authorities in the respective countries where you have lived for more than 6/12 months depending on the visa subclass


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