EMPLOYER NOMINATION SCHEME (186, 187)

There are 3 streams under the 186 Employer Nomination Scheme (TRTS). The 186 visa is a permanent residence visa.

Please note that the 187 Temporary Residence Transition Stream is only open. The requirements are the same as the 186 Temporary Residence Transition Stream, except the position and business must be in a regional area and the nomination fees for 187 TRTS is zero. The 187 Direct Entry stream is now closed and now been replaced by the subclass 494 visa.

The streams are:

  1. Temporary Residence Transition Stream – For 457/482 holders who have worked for 3 years in Australia on a 457/482 and then can apply for PR through this stream.
  2. Direct Entry Stream – For anyone who has a positive skills assessment and 3 years full-time experience can apply for PR through this stream.
  3. Labour Agreement – This is only available in limited circumstances where the applicant is sponsored via a labour agreement. The requirements for age, English and all other requirements will be specifically mentioned in the Labour Agreement itself.

 

TEMPORARY RESIDENCE TRANSITION STREAM 

For 457/482 holders who have worked for 3 years in Australia on a 457/482 and then can apply for PR through this stream. The applicant must be working in the same occupation with the same employer for 3 years.  Please note no skills assessment is required for this stream.

There are 2 steps involved in this stream:

  1. Nomination
  2. Visa Application

Nomination Requirements

For a nomination, the business must be lawful, active, operating:

  • Lawfully registered business
  • Operating as a business
  • There must be a genuine position need within the business to fill a position that is full-time, available and ongoing for at least 2 years
  • Skilled Australia Fund Levy:
    • is $3000.00 if your annual turnover is less than $10 million
    • is $5000.00 if your annual turnover is more than $10 million

 

Visa Application Requirements

  • Occupation must on the MLTSSL 186 occupation list.
  • The applicant must be 45 years age or under.
  • At time of application, the applicant can be in or outside Australia. If the applicant is in Australia, they must hold a substantive visa or BVA, BVB, BVC.
  • At time of decision, applicant can be in or outside Australia
  • Employer must pay the Annual Market Salary Rate to the applicant
  • Income paid must be minimum of $70,000 (TSMIT).
  • English level as below:

Have passport and are a citizen of USA, UK, NZ, Ireland or Canada

International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic or General Training​) Minimum 6 in each of the 4 components
Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT)  Minimum 12 for listening,  Minimum 13 for reading, Min 21 for writing and Min 18 for speaking
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) Minimum 50 in each of the 4 components
Occupational English Test (OET) Minimum B in each of the 4 components
​Cambridge C1 Advanced test Minimum 169 in each of the 4 components

 

DIRECT ENTRY 

For anyone who has a positive skills assessment and 3 years full-time experience can apply for PR through this stream.

There are 2 steps involved in this stream:

  1. Nomination
  2. Visa Application

Nomination Requirements

For a nomination, the business must be lawful, active, operating

  • Lawfully registered business
  • Operating as a business
  • There must be a genuine position need within the business to fill a position that is full-time, available and ongoing for at least 2 years
  • Skilled Australia Fund Levy:
    • is $3000.00 if your annual turnover is less than $10 million
    • is $5000.00 if your annual turnover is more than $10 million

 

Visa Application Requirements

  • Occupation must on the MLTSSL 186 occupation list.
  • The applicant must be 45 years age or under.
  • At time of application, the applicant can be in or outside Australia. If the applicant is in Australia, they must hold a substantive visa or BVA, BVB, BVC.
  • At time of decision, applicant can be in or outside Australia
  • Employer must pay the Annual Market Salary Rate to the applicant
  • Income paid must be minimum of $70,000 (TSMIT)
  • English level as below:

Have passport and are a citizen of USA, UK, NZ, Ireland or Canada

International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic or General Training​) Minimum 6 in each of the 4 components
Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT)  Minimum 12 for listening,  Minimum 13 for reading, Min 21 for writing and Min 18 for speaking
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) Minimum 50 in each of the 4 components
Occupational English Test (OET) Minimum B in each of the 4 components
​Cambridge C1 Advanced test Minimum 169 in each of the 4 components

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