Unlike the TSS visa, for the 186 Direct Entry Stream, Labour Market testing is not 100% a requirement. So you don’t need to advertise the position and demonstrate you couldn’t find a suitable Australian to fill the role.
How much do I have to be paid for the 186 visa?
You must demonstrate that you are paying the Australian Market Salary for the role. You must be paid the equivalent salary for an Australian working in the role with the same experience and education as the applicant. The wage you are being offered is at least equal...
Can I apply for the 186 visa without an employer?
No, you will need an employer to sponsor your visa in order to apply for the 186 visa.
Do I need paid work experience in order to apply for the 186 visa?
Yes, the work experience for the 186 visa must be paid. In addition the work must be done at the required skill level. This doesn’t mean that you have worked in the occupation for 3 years. It will usually mean you have worked in the occupation for 3 years post...
If my occupation is not on the MLTSSL, can I still apply for the 186 visa?
Yes, if you apply for the 186 visa (direct stream), your occupation. must be on the MLTSSL. Not the STSOL or the State Occupation List. Immigration has identified these occupations on the MLTSSL as most in demand in Aus. There is a shortage of skilled workers in these...
Do I need a skill assessment in order to apply for the 186 visa?
Yes, in order to apply for the 186 direct entry stream, you will need to pass a skill assessment in an occupation that is on the MLTSSL.
Do I need to take IELTS in order to apply for the ENS 186 visa?
Yes, you will need to sit IELTs and have competent English in order to apply for the 186 visa, unless you hold a passport from NZ, USA, Ireland, UK or Canada.
Is the ENS 186 Visa permanent?
Yes, the 186 ENS visa is permanent. Once you receive it, you are a permanent resident of Australia.
When can I apply for an ENS 186 visa?
You can apply for the ENS 186 visa from inside or outside Australia