The Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186) is for
skilled workers from outside Australia or skilled temporary residents
who currently live and work in Australia. It is part of the permanent
Employer Sponsored visa program.
To apply for this visa, you must:
Be nominated by an approved employer
Be younger than 50 years of age
Meet the skills and qualifications
Meet English language requirements
There are exemptions relating to age, skills and English language
ability. These depend on your nominated occupation, salary and past work
If you do not have an employer who will nominate you, you can lodge an
Expression of Interest through SkillSelect. Employers and state and territory
governments can then view your details and decide whether to nominate
you for skilled migration.
If you owe the Australian Government money, you may not be eligible to
be granted a visa until you have made arrangements to pay the debt.