Category Archives: ENS – 186 visa

  The Subclass 186 Employer Nomination Scheme visa is a permanent residency visa that requires the sponsorship of a nominating employer. There are two separate pathways or streams for the 186 visa. You can satisfy the requirements of either stream before applying for the 186 visa. The streams are called the Direct Entry stream, and the Temporary […]

  This post follows our earlier post in relation to the eligibility requirements that apply to the primary 186 visa applicant. The application process You can only lodge an application using the Department’s online portal. You can only prepare the online visa application form once your nominating employer has at least started to prepare the nomination […]

  Updated: 30 January 2014 In our experience, current processing time for employer sponsored permanent residency applications (ENS and RSMS) lodged in New South Wales is around 3-6 months. This estimate is just based on our experience with our own applications, and we do generally lodge complete and decision-ready applications. Please do not ask us […]

  One very common question that I receive from Subclass 457, 186 and 187 visa holders is: I need to leave my employer – what is going to happen? You may want or need to leave your employer for a number of different reasons. The below are just some examples that I have encountered: My employer […]

  You and all adult dependents who are over 18 and are included in your Subclass 186 ENS or 187  RSMS visa application will need to satisfy the applicable English language requirement. Primary applicant – Threshold requirement The threshold English language requirement does vary depending on whether you are applying under the Direct Entry (“DE’) or Temporary […]

  The 187 RSMS (Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme) and 186 ENS (Employer Nomination Scheme) permanent residency visas have a lot in common. But these are still two different types of visas, and I think that a lot of prospective applicants are confused about which one of these visas is appropriate for them. In this post, […]

  If your employer wants to sponsor you for a Employer Nomination Scheme 186 or Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme 187 visa, your employer needs to demonstrate that your terms and conditions of employment are no less favourable than the terms and conditions which an ’equivalent Australian’ employee is or would be receiving. This includes showing that […]