There are 3 application pathways or streams for the Employer Nomination Scheme 186 visa. The 3 streams available are:

        1)   Temporary Residence Transition stream

This stream is available for Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) or Temporary Skill Shortage Visa 482 holders who:

  • have worked for the sponsoring employer for at least 3 years in the same occupation with the same employer (there are some limited exemptions to this)
  • can meet competent English requirements unless you are exempted
  • no skills assessment is required

        2)   Direct Entry stream

This is available for applicants who:

  • have never, or only briefly worked in Australia
  • are applying directly from outside Australia or are inside Australia
  • meet competent English requirements (unless exempted)
  • meet the skills requirements

        3)   Agreement stream

This stream is only applicable if you are being sponsored by an employer through a tailored and negotiated labour agreement. The age, skills and English requirements will be stated in the labour agreement.

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