Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186)

The Employer Nomination Scheme visa (Subclass 186) is a pathway for skilled workers who have been nominated by their employers to live and work in Australia permanently. This visa offers several advantages, including the opportunity to stay in Australia indefinitely, work and study, access Australia's public health care system (Medicare), sponsor eligible relatives, travel to and from Australia for up to 5 years, and, if eligible, apply for Australian citizenship.

Frequently Asked Questions

The visa allows you to stay in Australia indefinitely, work and study, access Australia’s public health care scheme (Medicare), sponsor eligible relatives to come to Australia, and apply for Australian citizenship if you meet the eligibility requirements.

Yes, you can include your partner, dependent child or stepchild, and the dependent child or stepchild of your or your partner’s dependent child or stepchild in your visa application. You may also include someone who holds a subclass 457 or subclass 482 visa and is a member of your family.

Yes, there is a second installment fee of AUD4,890 for each family member aged 18 years or older who applies for the visa with you and has less than Functional English proficiency.

Yes, you can apply for this visa from either inside or outside Australia. If you are in Australia, you must hold a substantive visa or a related bridging visa A, B, or C. Certain circumstances may allow you to lodge an application in Australia even if your substantive visa has a “no further stay” condition.

From the date the visa is granted, you can travel to and from Australia for up to 5 years. After the expiry date of your travel facility, you will need a Resident Return (RRV) visa to re-enter Australia as a permanent resident. It is important to ensure that you have a valid travel facility to maintain your permanent residency status.

Currently, there are no frequently asked questions available for the Aged Dependent Relative Visa (Subclass 114).