Employer Nomination Scheme

The subclass 186 visa is a permanent residence visa for skilled workers. It allows you to work in Australia under one of three streams:​

  • Temporary Residence Transition stream
    After 3 years working with the business, the employee may be eligible to apply for Permanent Residency. This time with the business does not need to be continuous but does need to be with 1 organisation. Note that age and language requirements apply
  • Direct Entry stream
    If you are able to get a positive skills assessment then you may not need to wait 3 years with your employer before you apply for PR. If your company is willing to nominate you and you have a positive skills assessment then you can apply under the Direct Entry Stream. Note that age and language requirements apply.
  • Labour Agreement stream
    If your employer has a current Labour Agreement in place then you may be eligible to apply under the Labour Agreement Stream. Note that age and language requirements apply.

Skilled Visa

This subclass is for points-tested skilled workers who are seeking sponsorship either independently or by a nominated state or territory government. This process requires the individual to submit an expression of interest with the aim of receiving an invitation to apply. The skilled visa has two subclasses and three streams as detailed below:

Points Tested Stream
This visa lets invited workers with skills we need live and work permanently anywhere in Australia.

  • You don’t need a sponsor or nominator
  • You must be invited to apply
  • You must be under 45 to be invited

New Zealand Stream
This visa allows eligible New Zealand citizens who have demonstrated commitment and contribution to Australia, live and work in Australia permanently. Key requirements include:

  • You must hold a New Zealand Special Category (subclass 444) visa
  • You must have lived in Australia for at least the last 5 years
  • You must have started living here on or before 19 February 2016

State Nominated
This visa allows nominated skilled workers seeking state nomination to live and work in Australia as permanent residents:

  • Have an occupation on the relevant skilled list
  • Have a suitable skills assessment for the occupation
  • Be invited to apply for this visa
  • Satisfy the points test

We have helped many skilled applicants receive a positive outcome with this subclass. Now is the time to get in touch if you are wondering whether you qualify.

Business Innovation & Investment Visa

As we pave the way for businesses navigating the world of Migration, you can rest assured, that we understand business. Working closely with our directors, this visa pathway is for those entrepreneurs who are keen to own and manage a business or undertake investment in Australia.

​There are multiple streams under this subclass which includes:

  • Business Innovation Stream
    This stream is for individuals who have a proven history in successful business ownership and management who would like to continue to do so in Australia.
  • Significant Investor Stream
    As a significant investor, this will allow you to continue your investment activities in Australia permanently.
  • Premium Investor Stream
    As a premium investor, this visa will allow you to continue investment activities on a permanent basis in Australia.