The Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) Visa (Permanent) (Class EN) (Subclass 186) is a permanent employer-sponsored visa. The purpose of this visa is to allow Australian employers to nominate highly skilled professionals for permanent visas.
Obtaining a subclass 186 visa is a 2-stage process:
- Nomination: The employer must lodge a nomination that specifies the details of the position and identifies the nominee.
- Visa Application: The applicant applies for Subclass 186 visa under a relevant stream.