10 Useful Things to Know About Your Australian 186 Visa

 

The below are the 10 most common questions that I receive in relation to the Employer Nomination Scheme Subclass 186 visa.

Also, in this post, we outline the eligibility requirements for the 186 visa for the primary visa applicant in detail.

 

1) I’ve lodged my 186 visa application, and the company has lodged the nomination application. How long is it going to take to process?

According to the Department’s website, processing time is around 5-8 months. We think that this is a pretty good estimate of current processing times. However, this is just an indication of current average processing times. The Department’s processing time can be much longer.

Please do not ask me to predict the processing time for your application, or why there is a long delay with the processing of your application. I honestly do not have an answer for you. If you want an update in relation to your application, you will need to contact the Department.

2) Can I contact DIAC or my case officer directly and ask for an update on my application?

You can certainly do this. It is your application so even if you have a solicitor or migration agent acting for you. You can call up or email yourself and ask for an update.

But do not be surprised if this does not achieve much. Following up with the Department is not going to result in faster processing for your application. It may be difficult to contact your case officer directly, and you may not receive a clear response or any useful information (or any response at all).

3) I’ve lodged my 186 visa application and/or the company has lodged the nomination application. However, ‘something’ has come up and I don’t think that I will be able to work in the nominated position once the visa is approved. What is going to happen?

As part of the application, your sponsor makes the commitment that the nominated position will be available for 2 years on a full-time basis from the date of visa approval. Also, the terms and conditions of your employment cannot exclude the possibility of you extending your employment beyond the initial 2 years.

I am going to assume that sponsor has lodged the 186 nomination application and that the Department has not made a decision yet. You may or may not have lodged the 186 visa application. In this situation, if for whatever reason, the nominated position is no longer available, or if your sponsor is no longer able to make the commitment that is outlined above, then your sponsor’s nomination application no longer meets the eligibility requirements for nomination approval. Once your employer has determined that the eligibility requirements are no longer met, the nomination application should be withdrawn (and any associated visa application should also be withdrawn since the visa application cannot be approved without an approved nomination).

The above scenario can result from any number of causes, and may not be caused by the visa applicant at all. Below are some examples that I have encountered:

a) Due to my sponsor’s business slowing down, my nominated position has been made redundant / my employer is no longer able to provide me with full-time work / my employer cannot make the commitment that the nominated position will be available to me for 2 years from the date of visa approval; and

b) Due to personal circumstances (e.g. illness, situation with family member etc.), I am no longer able to work in the nominated role.

The cause can basically be any reason. It may be due to the action or situation of the sponsor, or the visa applicant. The result should be the same though. A ENS 186 visa is a permanent residency visa that is associated with a particular approved nominated position. If the nomination position is no longer available, or if the role no longer meets the eligibility requirements, then the nomination application should be withdrawn.

4) I have obtained my 186 visa. However, I need to leave my employer before I have completed 2 years of post visa approval employment. What is going to happen to my visa?

I have heard of all sorts of reasons for why people want or need to leave his or her employer. The below are just some examples:

  1. My employer is making me do duties which are not in my nominated role – I do not want to do these tasks
  2. My employer is not paying me the salary that was specified in my contract and/or visa application
  3. The ownership of my employing company has changed – I do not get along with the new management / owner
  4. I have been offered a role with another company and I want to take this
  5. My employer no longer needs my services and they have terminated my employment

Once you become an Australian permanent resident, the situation does change a bit. Generally speaking, there is nothing from a migration law perspective that can really prevent you from changing your employer or your role.

People tend to worry about whether their permanent residency visa will be cancelled if they leave their employer before completing 2 years of employment. But I would say that this generally will not occur unless you have provided the Department with ‘false or misleading information, or bogus documents either knowingly or otherwise’.

In my view, even if the Department is informed about your cessation of employment, they will not act to cancel your permanent residency visa unless they are provided with some clear evidence of fraud or misleading behaviour in relation to your visa application.

5) Do I need to work for 2 years on a 457 visa in the nominated position before I can apply for a ENS 186 visa?

Not necessarily. There are three eligibility pathways which you can satisfy in order to obtain a 186 visa. Completing 2 years of work as a 457 visa holder in the nominated role with your sponsoring employer is just one of the pathways.

Have a read of this post which explains the Temporary Residence Transition Stream (i.e. 2 years of employment as a 457 visa holder) and the pathway under the Direct Entry Stream.

6) For the Temporary Residence Transition Stream, can I count work from another employer, or work that I completed while holding a visa other than a 457 visa?

You can only count the duration of your employment as a 457 visa holder (not any other visa). The employment must be with the sponsor for your 186 visa. You cannot count employment with a previous employer.

Your work as a 457 visa holder must be the same role, or a similar role, as the role that is the subject of the 186 visa application (i.e. you cannot count employment with a different role, even if it is with the employer that is sponsoring you for the 186 visa).

7) What is the English language requirement for the 186 visa?

I have outlined English language requirement and the available exemptions. This post also covers the English language requirement for included dependents that are over the age of 18 years.

8) How much should I be paid if I obtain a 186 visa? What if I am not paid the salary specified in my contract and the nomination application?

Have a read of the ‘Market Rate’ requirement. If your sponsor is not paying you the salary specified in my contract and the nomination application, then this is more of a contract law and employment law issue. You can notify the Department, but I am not sure what action, if any, the Department would take in such a situation.

9) I’m on a 457 visa. I can submit a 186 visa application without my employer’s sponsorship?

No. You must be sponsored by an employer in order to lodge a 186 visa application. You cannot even start the online 186 visa application form until your employer has at least started to prepare the 186 nomination application (you need the reference ID from the nomination application in order to start the visa application).

10) Do I need a positive skills assessment outcome for my nominated occupation?

You need a positive skills assessment for your nominated occupation if you are applying under the skills assessment pathway of the  Direct Entry Stream.

 

Main eligibility requirements for 186 visa

 

In order to obtain a 186 visa, the visa applicant and the employer will need to satisfy a number of requirements, including the following key requirements:

  • Employer will need to satisfy the ‘training benchmark’ requirement, which generally means that it will need to provide training to its Australian citizen and permanent resident employees
  • If the visa applicant is applying under the Temporary Residence Transition stream, then the applicant needs to complete 2 years of full-time work as a 457 visa holder
  • If the visa applicant is applying under the Direct Entry stream, then generally speaking the visa applicant will need to obtain a positive skill assessment for the nominated occupation and have 3 years of relevant work experience
  • Visa applicant needs to make the commitment to work in the nominated role for a period of at least 2 years from the date that permanent residency is granted. The employer will also need to make the commitment to ensure that the role available to the visa applicant for that period
  • The role that the visa applicant is nominated to perform needs to align with an eligible occupation on theConsolidated Sponsored Occupation List
  • Visa applicant must satisfy the English requirement for this visa, or one of the available exemptions
  • Visa applicant’s salary must be consistent with the ‘Australian market rate’ for the nominated role

Please note that the above listed requirements are not the only requirements that the visa applicant and the employer/sponsor need to satisfy in order to obtain a 186 visa. The above does outline the key requirements.

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736 thoughts on “10 Useful Things to Know About Your Australian 186 Visa

  1. Afifa Ahsan

    Hi Peng
    I really appreciate the way you explained 186 Visa. I came here on my husbands 485 spouse visa and I started work after 2 months and now its been 1 year I am working with my company. Our 485 was about to expire so 1 lawyer suggested us to apply 457 visa as my skill assessment had 1.9 years work experience mentioned. We already have bridging visa now. I more than 4 years work experience in total in and outside Australia. I have applied for the re assessment to get points on my total work experience. Do you think If after getting my assessment would I be able to apply direct stream before getting 457 visa? Plus what is the rate of rejection on 186 and 457 visas?
    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Afifa,
      Sorry but I can’t provide advice just based on your comment information..
      Please see Contact Us page and in relation to our Consultation Service – feel free to contact us if you need advice in relation to your visa options.
      PC

      Reply
  2. Chandana

    Hi Peng,
    This website is amazing with most queries resolved, information is so helpful and appreciate your support.

    I’m holding a 457 Visa. I will complete two years by August’17 and my employer is ready to apply for 186 visa under TRT stream , but as per new changes in “Fact sheet two: Reforms to Australia’s permanent employer sponsored skilled migration programme” English requirements have changed with IELTS score of 6 in each component.
    Could you please advise whether this applies to TRT Stream or only Direct Entry/Agreement stream as previously.
    Please advice new change for English requirement applies to which streams.

    Regards,
    Chandana

    Reply
  3. Ryan Yan

    Hi peng,
    All informations in this page is so helpful and thank you for this. I am currently working in my employer for almost 4 years now and my company offers us to apply for PR (sub186) I have already the PR application and i almost completely have all the requirements needed, but till this stage im still in doubt and i have fear that my application might be refuse because of my case is a bit complicated. Lots of hearsays that totally made me sick and i never stop seeking for a genuine and a right information to this. Hope i can find an answer from you. Me and my wife are working both here but our child was left back home due to his medical condition, he is Autistic actually, now were afraid as we seen a lot in news that this case is burden. My questions are:
    1. Are we required and oblidge to lodge a visa for my son? Or its just okay to lodge just for me and wife only and i will not include my son in lodgement, to be safe without hidden informations, i will just declare that we have our son back home and he is special.
    2: If this possible, Is the Australia government will require and force us to get children when you are a PR visa holder in the near future?

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Ryan,
      Your son would need to pass the health requirements even if he is not included in your permanent residency application – sorry but this is just how the law operates.
      Please see Contact Us page and in relation to our Consultation Service – feel free to contact us if you need advice in relation to your visa options.
      PC

      Reply
  4. Chiara

    Hello,
    Who is supposed to pay tg he costs related to the 186 visa application (immigration fees, migration agent fees, taxes, etc)?
    The employer told us the cost in out case (2 adults, 2 kids) will be around 25-27.000 dollars, considering taces etc.
    Can they ask us to pay?

    Reply
  5. Razza

    Hi peng
    I have applied for ens after 2 years of 457completed in September 2015.i lodged my file in November 2015 and keep updating documents as per requirements I haven’t got any results yet on nomination or on visa.
    How long you think it will took
    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Razaa,
      Your processing time is probably beyond the Department’s standard processing times.
      Sorry but there isn’t any set processing time – DIBP’s general response is that it will take the time necessary to assess all the legal requirements if you call them.
      You can contact the Department and follow-up if you wish.
      PC

      Reply
  6. Kathering

    Hi Peng,
    The information is so helpful and thanks a lot!
    I’m holding a 457 Visa with the position of Marketing Specialist. I planned to apply Temporary Residence Transition till next July (work up to 2 years). But according to the new law, can I still apply TRS next July as Marketing Specialist will be in the short term list? Or I need to apply in advance via Direct Stream? My English Level and positive assessment n etc have met the requirement already.
    Thanks!

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Kathering,
      Based on the current law you can apply under the TRT stream after 2 years of work as a 457 visa holder, but the government may change this.
      Please see Contact Us page and in relation to our Consultation Service – feel free to contact us if you need advice in relation to your visa options.
      PC

      Reply
  7. Nithya

    Hi Peng,
    Just now I came upon this very useful website. Thank yo for the guidance provided here. My question is for 186 visa, should I be in Australia for 2 continuous years? I have been in Australia for 5 months in 2014, 8 months in 2015 and currently here from may 2016 to till date. I am working for the same employer for 10 years both onshore and offshore periods. I will be completing my 2 years stay in Australia in September if I include all the above periods of stay with the same employer. So can I apply for 186 visa in September?.

    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Nithya,
      Sorry but I can’t provide advice just based on your comment information.
      Please see Contact Us page and in relation to our Consultation Service – feel free to contact us if you need advice in relation to your visa options.
      PC

      Reply
  8. Ange

    Hi Peng

    I am currently defacto on my partners student visa, This will expires in september this year.
    My employee is going to nominate me for a direct entry 186.
    Because I am going through all of the skills select test, And this will take a bit of time. Thus I am worried that I can not lodge my application of the 186 before the end date of the study visa.
    Is it only possible to get a bridging visa when you apply or is it possible to get a bridging visa as well through my employers nomination for the 186.
    Thank you,
    Ange
    I

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Ange,
      Sorry but a bridging visa is generally granted after you lodge a valid visa application to allow you to remain here until they decide your visa application.
      You can’t get a bridging visa in order to satisfy the visa requirements in the future.
      PC

      Reply
  9. Belinda

    Hi Peng, my application for 186 has just been refused on grounds that my employer applied for the visa, nominating the Temporary Residence Transition when in actual fact I have only worked for 1 year 8 months. I have been given 28 days to respond with either an intention to withdraw the application or to apply for review of decision and am currently on a bridging visa B with NIL restrictions on the visa. My employer is suggesting that we withdraw my application and go off shore to apply for the 457 as my occupation is still listed on the eligible skills occupation, however I read on the immigration website that one can remain in Australia and apply for the 457. I have two questions:
    1. Within the 28 days given to respond, can my employer and I resubmit a 186 application nominating direct entry stream as well as withdrawing my earlier application?
    2. If we don’t reapply for 186 direct entry stream within the 28 days, can I still remain in Australia and apply for 457 visa again?
    Thank you for your help.
    BB

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Belinda,
      Sorry but I can’t provide advice just based on your comment information.
      Please see Contact Us page and in relation to our Consultation Service – feel free to contact us if you need advice in relation to your visa options.
      PC

      Reply
  10. kumar

    Hi Peng,

    your website information is really helpful.
    I just want to know once 186 nomination approved, how long it is valid?
    Please let me know and Thanks in advance.

    Thanks
    Kumar

    Reply
  11. Bridget

    Hi Peng,

    We have just been granted PR, myself and my partner are going travelling in August, is there a time limit we can be out of the country or can we go for as long as we like and return in a year or so? Thanks, Bridget

    Reply
  12. Mark

    Hi Peng
    What a great page and really helpful.
    I have a question which im hoping you can help me with. I am a permanent resident on a EN186 Visa still currently working for the same employer that sponsored me. I want to work part time now for this employer and am wondering is this possible or do i have to commit to the 38 hours contract my employer proposed when we lodged my application. My employer is perfectly happy for me to work part time but i am wondering is it ok for me to do so.
    The reason i ask this is because with the new visa changes, one of the things stated was that the department of immigration will collect the tax file numbers of people on the permanent employer sponsored programme to ensure employers are paying their staff the correct tax rates. My tax rate would obviously change if im part time so may appear my employer is not paying me correctly, when however he is, as i will be working part time instead of full time. Hope you can help
    Cheers
    Mark

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Mark,
      Sorry but this was just announced – don’t really know how the Department is going to monitor or enforce this.
      I don’t think that it would affect your 186 visa if you changed to PT work, but that is just my opinion – up to the Department’s compliance team if they decide to investigate.
      PC

      Reply
  13. Thayanna

    Hello, this website is amazing!
    I am currently under the student visa (doing a master degree of 2 years..my visa expires Aug 2018).
    My employer wants to sponsor me but he doesn´t need me as full time and currently i only work as part time because of the student visa. My question is: Am I able to apply for the direct entry working as part time and continue working for him as a part time?

    Thank you so much!

    Reply
  14. Manish

    Hi Peng
    a
    I lodged my ens nomination in November 2016 n haven’t received anything from immigration. Can u pls give me an idea that how long would it takes?
    It’s really been long long time now

    Reply
  15. Linda

    Hi Peng,

    I am on the 457 visa that will be expired on Aug 2017, I have worked for the employer for 2 years and will lodge the ENS nomination and visa through TRS in this month. I understand that the processing of ENS will be taken to 6- 8 months. Will there be an issue if I hold a bridging visa during the process or I must be on the 457 visa until the decision been made?

    Thank you.

    Reply
  16. Ashley

    Hi Peng,

    Thank you so much for the information from the website.

    I have question about applying for 186 visa. 1) Can I lodge my application once my employer started prepare the nomination application ? 2) If I can, what will happen if nomination was not approved by immigration, can I withdrawn my application and get refund? 3) If not, I will have to wait until nomination gets approved, then after July do I have to get ILETS for 6 each band to lodge my 186 visa?

    Many thanks!

    Regards,

    Reply
  17. Tara

    Hi Hi,
    Thank you for this great service.
    I am a Nurse working abroad. I have a job offer from an Employer in Melbourne, Australia. (Also I am under 50 with a valid Skills assessment.)

    I would like to apply for 186 Visa (Direct Stream). What are my next steps to apply for the VISA.

    Thanks in advance.
    Tara

    Reply
  18. Kate

    HI Peng,

    My employer is eligible for 186 nomination and is happy to do it for me. The problem is by the time my current Graduate visa expires (Mar 2018), I will only have 2 years and 3 months of post-qualification experience (post December 2015 when I graduated from an Australian uni). I was wondering if I’d still be eligible to apply for Direct Entry even though I’m officially 7 months short of 3-year experience requirement? Unofficially, by March 2018, I’ll have 3 years and 4 months of relevant work experience with the same company. As understand, processing times for direct entry can range for up to 12 months by which time I’ll definitely have 3 years of relevant experience in my occupation.
    I qualify under every other requirement on the list (education, health, age, language) and don’t have dependants.

    Thanks in advance,
    Kate

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Kate,
      You do need to satisfy the 3 years of relevant experience requirement at the time that you lodge – you can’t use post-lodgement work experience.
      PC

      Reply
  19. Lisa

    Hi,
    I have applied for a 186 visa in February 2017. Do I need to be in the country when the visa is being granted? I am planning a holiday for August or September and I think that is the tine frame the visa could be granted. Is that a problem?
    Thanks a lot!

    Reply
  20. Juan L

    Dear Peng,
    First of all I just wanted to say million thanks for providing us with this great platform for communication with someone quite knowledgeable about immigration.
    I just wanted to clarify a couple of points. I’m currently living in Australia holding a 457 visa and will soon apply for a subclass 186 via Temporary Residence Transition Scheme. My questions are:
    – I don’t need to provide medical health check unless, after submitted the application I’m required to provide one. In other words I don’t need to do a health check before lodging the application.
    – Do I need to provide the police check for countries where I lived for the last 10 years. It’s a bit confusing since it’s a document listed in the check list but it says “.. When required, you must provide a scanned colour copy …” making it sound that I may not be required to do so. What determines whether I need it or not?

    Thanks in advance for your valuable answer.

    J.

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Juan,
      You complete your health examinations after lodgement.
      Yes you need police clearances for the character requirement – you upload this to your application after lodgement.
      PC

      Reply
        1. Peng Cheng Post author

          Hi Kim,
          Sorry but I can’t provide advice just based on your comment information.
          Please see Contact Us page and in relation to our Consultation Service – feel free to contact us if you need advice in relation to your visa options.
          PC

          Reply
  21. becky

    hey
    Just wanted to say how helpful your website is.

    I have applied for a 186 ( direct entry)…Can i work part time somewhere else.
    I’m on a bridging visa and I have nil work conditions .

    Thanks
    Becky

    Reply
  22. Celine

    Hi Peng,

    I am an International Student doing a Masteral course in a Uni here in Australia for a year now. My employer here wants to sponsor me, and from my research the nearest possible visa that we can apply for is the ENS 186 Direct Scheme. Here are my questions that I hope you could help me:

    * Is it valid to apply for the 186 visa if I am still not finished with my course?
    * What visa can we apply during the processing of 186 visa application if I will take a break or stop my course? Because from what I understand, if I didn’t enrol the Uni will cancel my COE and soon the Immigration will cancel my student visa.
    * Is it difficult or does the Immigration have a strict requirement when it comes to considering a company an APPROVED AUSTRALIAN SPONSOR?

    Hope you can help me with this. Have a nice day!

    Cel

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Cel,
      Check your student visa conditions to see if you are allowed to lodge another visa application while you are in Australia.
      You remain on your student visa until this expires – lodging another visa application doesn’t affect your current visa. Your bridging visa should come into effect after your student visa expires.
      I’d need to have a look at the business to provide advice.
      PC

      Reply
  23. Lubo

    Hello,
    I have a 457 visa and due to redundancy found a new sponsor. New company is happy to support me with PR and due to want me to start ASAP to work for them plan to transfer 457 to a new nominator. Question: how long it will take to get nomination for 186 Direct Stream to be approved and I could start work for new sponsor?

    Reply
  24. John

    Hi Peng,

    This blog is very useful. I got my 186, 4 weeks ago. However, I am unable to get along with my employer. I am planning to resign. My 186 was legitimate and all information was correct. If the employer decides to report after my resignation to immi, could that in any way have any issue on my visa?

    Regards,
    Naj

    Reply
  25. Nazu

    Hi Peng,

    We applied for 186 visa in 20th June 2016 and requested by the immigration to submit the police clearance from Singapore for my husband who is not the primary applicant.But we couldn’t arrange it because of Singapore’s hard system.They need a valid ID which he doesn’t have because he left the country before 5 years. In this situation we have submitted the stat declaration for my husband and all the document that we tried to collect the clearance. We have submitted everything in 3rd December 2016.I communicated with immigration and they told that still it is in progress. I am in tension now.Do you think they may refuse our application? If not then how long may take to receive the result .
    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Nazu,
      Sorry but I can’t provide advice about your application just based on your comment information – I suggest that you contact your case officer if you have concerns.
      Please see Contact Us page and in relation to our Consultation Service – feel free to contact us if you need advice in relation to your visa options.
      PC

      Reply
  26. Alicia

    Hi, my current 457 visa is going to expire on 29th march. I applied bridging visa through my 186 visa application online on 15th march. It’s been 6 days yet I have not heard anything from the department. Should I call them or re apply for another one? Will I be in time to get my bridging visa before it expires?

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Alice,
      You can call the Department to check on this – bridging visas should only take 2-3 days for processing.
      PC

      Reply
  27. Joanna

    Hi Peng,

    My 186 visa has been lodged since late June.

    1. As of recently I have paid a bond and signed a lease for a home I am not currently living in. I will move into said house come the approval of my 186. I am paying rent for it as I am living in the city with a friend at no cost until approved. I am wondering if I need to claim this property as an update on my lodgement? Do you think this could affect approval as it is not in the same city as to my currently employer.
    2. I am on a 457 till October, at which point my bridging visa will kick in assuming nothing has been granted/denied. With my employer as my nominator for my 186 am I in a position to leave that role and work with another company? Could the other company take on my 186 nomination and 457 if they are a businesses who has the nominee etc approvals? I have worked for this company for 4 years, they have been my 457 sponsor and are currently my 186 nominator.

    3. Due to the fact I have been employees with this company for 4 years and I still entitled to work for them for an additional two years on a 186? It’s my understanding that is a 187 visa.

    In advance thank you kindly.

    Joanna

    Reply
      1. Joanna

        Thanks for the speedy reply.

        for #1. are you saying I should let them know about these changes to my address? even though I am not currently living there? but am paying the rent and bond?

        Reply
  28. Agni

    HI PENG, I lodged my 186 visa in August 2016. Nomination has been approved on Friday 24th of jan last month and CO asked to pay Svac as my wife couldn’t get required score on ielts. Monday on 26 th of jan we paid the amount and send receipt to case officer but till now didn’t get any response from CO..in your experience is it ok to contact them or just wait for few weeks.
    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Agni,
      You can follow-up with the Department if you paid more than a month ago. You need to inform the case officer after you pay – not sure if you’ve done this.
      PC

      Reply
  29. Zahid

    Hi Peng,

    I am on 457 visa and looking for options. Can you please tell me if I create EOI for the 186 visa, are there any chances some employer will sponsor me? How much chances are there? How I can find sponsors? Will I have to apply for jobs to request employers to sponsor me?

    Thanks in advance,

    Regards,

    Zahid.

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Zahid,
      I’m sorry but we don’t use the EOI system to find employers – I can’t provide advice on how this works.
      PC

      Reply
  30. Deep

    Hi,

    I recently received my PR — 186 visa under the temporary residence transition scheme. I have been working with my employer for last 3 years in the same occupation and role. If I leave my employer within a month of PR grant, will that affect my PR?

    Reply
  31. ronok

    hi
    i just got 186 visa(bridging visa A).i am waiting for my PR.can i work two place as a full time and casual .

    thanks

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Ronok,
      You need to check your bridging visa for your work conditions – you can if you have unrestricted work rights with nil work conditions.
      Your bridging visa only comes into effect after your current substantive visa expires.
      PC

      Reply
      1. ronok

        thanks for your reply
        my 457 visa will be expire 2020 but i got bridging visa A (WA)sub class 186 .visa condition NIL.so can i work two place
        thanks

        Reply
        1. Peng Cheng Post author

          No you hold your current 457 visa until this expires, or until you are granted a PR visa to replace this 457 visa.
          PC

          Reply
  32. Marketa

    Good Morning Peng,
    I am on 457 visa. After completing work for 2 years with the same employer I would like to apply for 186 through TRT. Does my occupation still have to be on CSOL list at the time I apply for 186 visa or can I still apply even if it would be taken of the list? I can not find a clear answer to this question anywhere.
    Thank you for your help

    Marketa

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Marketa,
      You can apply after 2 years of work as a 457 visa holder, even if the occupation is no longer on CSOL.
      PC

      Reply
  33. Bex

    HI Peng,
    I have a New Zealand family relationship visa (subclass 461). I have been with my employer for 2 years and would like to be nominated, however during that time I received a promotion and so my occupation title changed. Do I still need to wait for the full 2 years in this current position before I can apply? I know the website states:
    ”…have worked with your nominating employer in your nominated occupation for the past two years”
    As a 461 holder do I still need to be working within a occupation from the CSOL?

    Many thanks for your help.

    Bex

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Bex,
      Sorry but I can’t provide advice just based on your comment information.
      Please see Contact Us page and in relation to our Consultation Service – feel free to contact us if you need advice in relation to your visa options.
      PC

      Reply
  34. Pam

    Hi Peng,
    I am 186 trt visa applicant. My director want to sell business, if new director comes and happy with my application. ABN and acn number is same. Is there any trouble could for my 186 application. Thanks a lots

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Sorry but I can’t provide advice just based on your comment information.
      Please see Contact Us page and in relation to our Consultation Service – feel free to contact us if you need advice in relation to your visa options.
      PC

      Reply
  35. mohammed

    hi peng
    i applied a 187 vis and i got nomination but not visa i applied it.mean while my business is closed and bankrupt.my case officer asking about the company its show external administration .what i have to do next step and i got one more employer to sponser in regional , shall we transfer these visa link to new one or not is there chance to get my visa fee refund

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Mohammad,
      Sorry but I can’t provide advice just based on your comment information.
      Please see Contact Us page and in relation to our Consultation Service – feel free to contact us if you need advice in relation to your visa options.
      PC

      Reply
  36. henry

    My employer has apply to 186 VISA through Direct Entry Stream 4 months ago because at that time I didn’t have 2 years working for my employer in 457 VISA. However, in 15 days I will be working 2 years for my employer, but my nomination (Direct entry) has not been approved yet. Does it mean that my employer needs to apply again through Temporary Residence Transition or the Direct entry nomination we’ve done before could still be valid?

    – Henry

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Sorry but I can’t provide advice just based on your comment information.
      Please see Contact Us page and in relation to our Consultation Service – feel free to contact us if you need advice in relation to your visa options.
      PC

      Reply
  37. Anna

    Hi Peng
    My 187 Direct entry nomination was refused. 28 days to respond to visa. Can I lodge a new 187 Direct Entry nomination and attach it to my 187 visa. Thanks Anna

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Anna,
      Sorry but we don’t have that information – you’d need to contact the Department with your query.
      PC

      Reply
  38. Harmeet Singh

    Hi Peng,

    I have been granted a 186 visa after 2 years on a sponsored 457. I wanted to know if there is a mandatory requirement that I CONTINUE working for the same employer once the 186 has been granted and if so-for how long?

    Alternatively, do I have the same work rights as anyone else with a PR meaning I can seek employment wherever I choose to without having to remain in the same contract with the same employer.

    Many thanks,
    Harmeet

    Reply
  39. Hugo

    Hi Peng,

    Im just wondering. My 186 PR was approved one year and 6 months ago, however I have been working with the same company for more than 6 years. in my current roll am not able to work part time and study at the same time so I want to resign because I want to go back to Uni do a master. If i resign what could happen with my visa? should i worry?

    Thanks.

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Hugo,
      I don’t think that the Department would cancel your visa if you’ve worked for over 18 months after PR grant.
      PC

      Reply
  40. Liz

    Hi Peng,

    My husband would like to gain PR via the employer sponsored scheme, however he has only been employed by his current employer for 12 months. His previous role is the same role, same industry, same location in Australia (2.5 years on a 457 visa). Does it matter that its not been 2 years in the sponsored current company? Ive read its OK if he hasnt been in the same company for 2 years, it can be the same role for past 2 years – is this correct?

    Thanks for your help.
    Liz

    Reply

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