The ENS visa is a permanent visa allowing the sponsored employee and their dependents to stay indefinitely in Australia.
There are three streams:
Direct Entry (DE) Stream: For this stream, the employee does not have to work with the employer for 3 years. This is a direct pathway to permanent visa and requires skills assessment and 3 years of prior experience.
Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) Stream: Applicant is applying after holding 3 years of Subclass 482 Visa in the medium-term stream.
Labour Agreement (LA) Stream: Employer has labour agreement approval from the department and is sponsoring you.
There should be no adverse information about the business
Business comply with Australian immigration and workplace laws
Your employer's nomination application must be approved within the six months before you apply
Should be under 45 years age at the time of application
Should have skills assessment at the time of application if you are applying under Direct Stream Stream. TRT stream does not require a skills assessment.
Should have three years of relevant work experience. Two years if you were granted or have applied for 457 visa before 18 April 2017.
Should have Competent English language at the time of application
Meet Health and Characters requirements
There are two stages to the ENS subclass 186 application:
Nomination: Involves review of the business as well as the position being sponsored by the employer.
Visa Application: There are different ways to approach this, which may require an English language test, skills assessment, and police checks.
ENS visa is a permanent visa and usually entails higher documentation than a 457 /482 visas. Some of the problems include.
Skills assessment- Each skills assessment authority demands a different level of skills/experience/English scores.
The employer should meet the “satisfactory record of training”
Nomination Application Fees: $540
TRT Stream Nomination Application Fees: $NIL (Only If position is in designated Area)
Visa Application Fees:
Base application charge
Additional applicant charge 18 and over
Additional applicant charge under 18
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