186 Visa (ENS)

The Employer Nominated Scheme (ENS) Subclass 186 Visa is a permanent visa which allows skilled overseas workers to live and work in Australia.

The Subclass 186 Visa has three streams:

DIRECT ENTRY STREAM: For applicants who are formally qualified or have sufficient experience in an eligible occupation.

TRANSITIONAL STREAM: For 457 or TSS Visa holders who have worked for their nominating employer for a minimum of two or three years. Read More…

AGREEMENT STREAM: For applicants who are sponsored by an employer under a labour agreement.

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186 VISA (ENS) 

This is a permanent visa for skilled foreign workers who have a nominating employer in Australia.

Applicants can be in or outside Australia when they apply for this visa.


  • Applicants must have an occupation listed on the Medium Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)
  • Applicants must be nominated by an Australian employer
  • Applicants must perform a Skill Assessment through the authorised assessing authority.
  • Employers are required to meet the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT)


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