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Employer Nominated Subclass 186 and 187 Visas

Learn More About the Subclass 186 and 187 Visa in Australia

Looking to learn more about visas and migration in Australia? At Modern Migration Australia, our registered migration agents specialise in providing reliable and accurate advice on all things visas and migration. Based in Perth, we support you and your dependents throughout your application for a smooth and successful process.

Find out more about the Subclass 186 and 187 Employer Nomination Scheme/Regional Skilled Migration Scheme to evaluate your options when it comes to building a future in Australia.

What Are the Schemes?

The Subclass 186 and 187 Employer Nomination Scheme/Regional Skilled Migration Scheme are permanent visas that allow you to live and work in Australia indefinitely. The visas allow you to apply for citizenship once requirements are met and also include family members and dependents after the qualifying period. You’re also given the opportunity to sponsor other family members for visiting or living in Australia.

How it Works

At Modern Migration Australia, we understand that visas can be confusing. As one of Perth’s best migration agents, we’re here to provide straightforward and clear advice. Here’s how the Subclass 186 and 187 Employer Nomination Scheme/Regional Skilled Migration Scheme works.

186 Visa

The Streams

You’re able to obtain a visa through a number of different streams, including:

 

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Subclass 186 Visa Requirements

As of March 2018, direct entry stream visas are restricted to applicants in occupations on the Medium and Long Term Skills List. Applicants must have a minimum of three years of work experience and a Positive Skills Assessment from an approved Skills Assessing Authority for their occupation.

Subclass 187 Visa Requirements

Similar to Subclass 186 visa requirements, only occupations on the Medium and Long Term Skills List plus selected other occupations from the Regional Skilled Migration Scheme List can be nominated under direct entry for the Subclass 187 visa. Visa applicants require multiple years of work experience and may require a Positive Skills Assessment from an approved Skills Assessing Authority for their occupation.

Some exemptions do apply, so we recommend getting in touch with our registered migration agents for personalised advice.

Employer Requirements

We’ve simplified the employer requirements to make nominations clearer. You can nominate a skilled worker for the Subclass 186 and 187 Employer Nomination Scheme/Regional Skilled Migration Scheme if you:

  • Actively and lawfully operate a business in Australia
  • Have a genuine need to fill a skilled position with a paid employee
  • Offer a full-time and ongoing position for at least two years
  • Pay a market salary rate at or above TISMIT
  • Pay the nomination fee indicated in the Training Australia Fund requirements
  • Comply with immigration and workplace relation laws
  • Have no adverse business or associate information
  • Can demonstrate that your business employs a majority of Australian citizens and permanent residents, or you have special reasons as to why you do not
  • Must nominate an applicant in one of three streams

Contact the Experienced Migration Agents in Perth

Thinking of living and working in Australia? Let the experienced migration agents at Modern Migration Australia make things simple. For more on visas and migration law, contact our Perth professionals on (08) 6555 7718 today.

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