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Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) TRT

  • This visa is for skilled workers for Permanent Residency.
  • This visa is Applicable to both the workers, living inside and outside Australia.

Purpose Subclass 186 Visa Solves

  • Stay and do a job in Australia indefinitely.
  • Entitled to enroll in a study course for an indefinite period.
  • Enroll for Medicare (Australia’s public healthcare scheme).
  • Eligibility to apply for Australian citizenship.
  • Travel to and for from Australia for 5 years.
  • Sponsor eligible relatives to come to Australia.
  • Visa is granted in a particular skill as opted by the holder but once granted, it is unnecessary to find employment or be employed in the same occupation.
  • Duration of Stay:  As it is a permanent visa, you can stay for an indefinite time.

Two stages to Direct Entry Process are:

  1. Employers will first lodge a nomination application indicating the position and the person they are nominating.
  2. Then, Employer lodges a visa application.

Both the nomination and visa application can be lodged on the same day, but consideration will be given to nomination first, and its approval is required before the approval of visa application.

The Labour Agreement Stream: It is for applicants who are sponsored by an employer through a labour agreement.

Eligibility of Business:

  • It must be registered in Australia.
  • It should have enough funds to pay for a further 2 years to the employee.
  • Turnover requirement must be fulfilled (depending on the position nominated by the business).
  • For 186 visa TRT Stream Labour Marketing Testing is not required.
  • Business must nominate the position for a minimum of 2 years (with an option to extend).

My Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Applicant must be nominated by an Australian Employer.
  2. Occupation must be there on the 186 Visa Occupations List.
  3. Applicants must meet the Health and Character needs. Family members, applying for the visa must qualify health and character requirements of Australian Government.
  4. Family members, even if not migrating to Australia, might also have to qualify character requirements.
  5. Have paid Outstanding debt (if any) to the Australian Government:  If applicant or any family member of the applicant owe any debt to the Australian Government, it must be paid back or at least have formal arrangements to pay it back.
  6. Australian Values Statement:  You must sign the Australian values statement, which assures that you will abide by all Australian laws and will respect their way of living.
  7. Obligations:  It is necessary that you and your family abide by all laws of Australian Government.
  8. It is expected that the applicant will work for nominating employer for a minimum of 2 years.
  9. You have to start your employment within the period of 6 months of:
    •  Entry to Australia (if the visa was granted while offshore).
    • The grant date of visa (if the visa was granted while you are inshore).
    • As a Main Applicant, you need to show that you possess Competent English unless excused.
    • There is no exemption to the English language requirement from 16 November 2019.

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