TEMPORARY RESIDENCE TRANSITION STREAM (SUBCLASS 186 VISA)

The Temporary Residence Transition Stream of the Employer Nomination Scheme Visa (Subclass 186) lets skilled workers with nomination from their Australian employer live and work Down Under. 

MORE ABOUT THE TEMPORARY RESIDENCE TRANSITION STREAM (SUBCLASS 186 VISA)

WHAT THIS VISA ALLOWS:

Employer Nomination Scheme Visa holders under the Temporary Residence Transition Stream can:

  • Live in Australia indefinitely
  • Work and study in Australia
  • Enrol in Medicare
  • Travel to and from Australia for five years
  • Sponsor eligible family members to go to Australia
  • If eligible, apply for Australian citizenship

THE REQUIREMENTS:

To apply for the Employer Nomination Scheme Visa under the Temporary Residence Transition Stream, candidates must:

  • Be under the age of 45, unless exempt
  • Hold a Subclass 457 Visa, a Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (Subclass 482) or a related Bridging visa A, B or C
  • Have the required skills and qualifications needed to perform the tasks of the nominated occupation
  • Usually, have three years of full-time work experience for the sponsor if on a Subclass 457 or 482 visa
  • Be nominated by the employer who sponsored their temporary work visa
  • Be licensed, registered or a member of a professional body if it’s mandatory in the state or territory where the candidate intends to work
  • Have at least competent English
  • Meet Australia’s health and character requirements

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The Employer Nomination Scheme Visa (Subclass 186) grants successful visa applicants permanent residence. That means visa holders can live and work in Australia indefinitely. Eligible permanent residents can apply for Australian citizenship too.

The Subclass 186 visa is a permanent residence visa, which means it does not expire - it is valid indefinitely. However, the travel facility on the visa expires after five years. After this time, visa holders can apply for a Resident Return Visa or Australian citizenship to continue travelling to and from Australia.

Australian permanent residents can apply for citizenship after living in Australia for four years on a valid visa. Applicants must have been permanent residents for the 12 months preceding the application. It is also necessary to meet all the other requirements associated with a citizenship application for Australia.

As permanent residents, Subclass 186 visa holders are eligible for Medicare, Australia’s public healthcare scheme.

Subclass 186 visa applicants can apply while offshore or onshore. Those applicants who apply while in Australia must hold a substantive visa or a related bridging visa A, B or C.

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