Permanent Employer Sponsored Visas

The permanent Subclass 186 (ENS) and Subclass 187 (RSMS) visas allow skilled overseas workers to live and work in Australia permanently.

The Subclass 186 and 187 Visas have three streams:

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

TRANSITIONAL STREAM: For 457 or TSS 482 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.

Browse our list of current TSS & permanent employer sponsored job vacancies

SUBCLASS 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.

DIRECT ENTRY STREAM (DE)

  • Applicants must have an occupation listed on the MLTSSL
  • Applicants must be nominated by an Australian employer
  • Applicants must perform a Skill Assessment through the authorised assessing authority.

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TEMPORARY RESIDENCE TRANSITION STREAM (TRT)

  • Applicants must hold a 457 or 482 TSS Visa
  • Applicants must be nominated by an Australian Employer
  • Applicants may not need to perform a  Skill Assessment

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SUBCLASS 187 VISA (RSMS) 

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

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

DIRECT ENTRY STREAM (DE)

  • Applicants must have an occupation listed on the RSMS Occupations List
  • Applicants must be nominated by an Australian employer in a regional area. See eligible RSMS postcodes
  • Applicants may not need a skill assessment if they have an Australian Qualification

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TEMPORARY  RESIDENCE  TRANSITION STREAM (TRT)

  • Applicants must hold a 457 or 482 TSS Visa
  • Applicants must be nominated by an Australian Employer
  • Applicants may not need to perform a  Skill Assessment

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186 187 visa process

Planning to apply for Permanent Residency through the Direct Entry stream?