Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186) Visa – Temporary Residence Transition Stream – Permanent Residency

The Subclass 186 visa program is available to prospective applicants who hold a TSS visa and would like to transition to permanent residency.

To be eligible you must:

  • Have an occupation must be listed on relevant skilled occupation list for this subclass 
  • Have held 482 visa for 3 years in your nominated occupation 
  • Be under 45 years of age 
  • Have appropriate skills and/or qualifications related to skilled occupation 
  • Demonstrate Competent English (IELTS score of at least 6 in each band)

Additionally the employer must:

  • Have complied with its Subclass 482  sponsorship obligations 
  • Pay the market salary rate for full-time employment, a minimum of 38 hours per week 
  • Demonstrate that there remains a genuine need for the nominated position within the business 
  • Pay a contribution towards the government Skilled Australians Fund (SAF) – SAF fees depend on various factors including nominated occupation and duration of the visa 

Applications Stages 

There are two processing stages in sponsoring an employee under the Subclass 186 TRT visa programme:

1) Nomination 

The employer nominates a prospective visa applicant for their specified position within the business and offers them an ongoing, full-time contract of employment. The salary must commensurate with the “market” rate that any Australian in a similar position would be paid. 

2) Visa application 

The person nominated to work in the specified occupation gathers their supporting evidence and applies for the Subclass visa.  

These stages do not have to be done in sequence; Putt Legal has the experience to do all at the same time to reduce delays. 

    Let our migration agents help you with Employer Sponsorship applications today


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