Employer Nomination Visa
(Direct Entry Scheme)

This visa lets skilled workers, who are nominated by an employer, live and work in Australia permanently.

Basic Eligibility

You must:

You must have the necessary skills for the job

You must be nominated by an Australian employer

You must meet our health and character requirements

Subclass 186

Employer Nomination Visa

With this visa, you can




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With this visa, you can

live, work and study in Australia indefinitely

sponsor eligible family members to come to Australia

apply for Australian citizenship, if eligible

You must

Have an occupation that is on the list of eligible skilled occupations

Have at least 3 years relevant work experience, unless you are exempt

Have a positive skills assessment, unless you are exempt

Be nominated by an Australian employer whose business is actively and lawfully operating

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