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  1. Hi guys After spending years trawling through PIO website I finally have reason to post. I have recently been offered A job & RSMS visa (187) in Canbera :biggrin: My problem is I was much more familiar with the 119 visa but sine July 1st that has all changed. I am wondering is there anybody out there in the process of applying for the 187 visa and if so can you tell me how long it might take to be processed ect.. My friend recently went out on the old 119 visa and it only took 5 or 6 weeks.. Also is there any major changes to this visa that I may have missed.. just worried I may no longer be eligable or something.. i won't believe all this is happening until we are actually in oz I think.. Thanks for you advice Bigbird
  2. This timeline and info thread is for those who have lodged their applications post 1st July,2012, under the new skillselect scheme. The Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186) is for skilled workers from outside Australia or skilled temporary residents who currently live and work in Australia. It is part of the permanent Employer Sponsored visa program. To apply for this visa, you must: be nominated by an approved employer be younger than 50 years of age meet the skills and qualifications requirements meet English language requirements. If you are nominated to apply for this visa, you must lodge your application online within six months of the date the nomination was approved. When you apply, you must select one of the visa’s three streams. Choose the Temporary Residence Transition stream if you are a subclass 457 visa holder who has worked for your employer for two years in the nominated occupation and your employer wants to offer you a permanent position in that occupation. Choose the Direct Entry stream if you have never, or only briefly, worked in the Australian labour market and have not held a subclass 457 visa for the last two years, or if you are applying directly from outside Australia. Choose the Agreement stream if you are being sponsored by an employer through a tailored and negotiated labour agreement or regional migration agreement.
  3. I am current working as a management consultant (Supply chain and operations) close to completing one year. I have finally got my employer to sponsor 186 (direct entry). I need some advice on getting skill assessment and which category should I apply ? All my career I have been involved in improving operations - before Australia it was in the manufacturing sector , in Australia its in the health sector. I have an existing skill assessment as a production engineer, but haven't been able to get my work experience assessed previously. Can I use my skill assessment with Engineers Australia as production engineer and get my work experience also assessed ? or Should I get a new skills assessment as a Management consultant (operations) ? both would cost me approximately the same. to lodge my 186 visa.
  4. Hi there, Do we need to have 3 year experience after qualification to be eligible for visa 186DE? I'm a Chef: - 2 year experience as a Cook - 3.5 year experience as a Chef. - Qualification: Cookery Certificate IV (RPL) 5/2021. - Skill Assessment: in process - PTE 50 A restaurant in regional Victoria offer me sponsorship on visa 186 Direct Entry. Am I eligible for that? Is there anyone already get the visa 186 with less than 3 year experience after qualification? Thanks for your help guys. Vi
  5. Hi, I am currently on a subclass 482 dependent visa working as a plant & equipment valuer in a reputed organisation in Australia. My organisation is willing to sponsor my PR (186). However, since I have less than 3 years of experience in Australia, they have asked for a positive skills assessment. I understand that a valuer is a category A occupation and VETASSESS requires a positive skills assessment in both education and experience. I have around 4 years of experience as a valuer across different organisations in India and Australia but I have not undertaken a formal study in the field of valuation. I am a Mechanical Engineer and have post grad degree as an MBA. Would VETASSESS consider my application without a formal study undertaken in the field of valuation? Separately, a lot of work that we do is for accounting and taxation purposes for the client. I have tried applying with CPA for skills assessment as an accountant but they have noted that I do not meet certain criteria and have asked me to complete a foundation exam on Financial Accounting and Reporting. Does the different authorities CPA, CAANZ and IPA have different criteria of judging? Do they talk to each other if I were to apply a skills assessment with different authority? What is the best way out of it?
  6. Hi, I am planning to apply for my 186 DE. I have three years of full time experience in my relevant field, which is in medium term list. I did my skill assessment with vetassess and they deducted 1 year of my experience and it’s showing 2 years in the letter. 186 DE requires 3 years of experience but it doesn’t say that it should be on the vetassess letter, it just says that you need a positive skill assessment. My agent says that it will be fine as the department will count the three years of work experience I have. can someone please suggest that will this be fine, as I do have full three years of experience?
  7. Hello Everyone, I do appreciate if you help me I am going to apply for 186 Visa as I have a job offer from the company I am working with for 2 years. I have sent my document to Vetassess and they replied: The number of years assessed positively: 2 years (under points test advice) and 1 year of my experience was used to calculate the qualifying period required to meet the skill level of the occupation. My question is that for 186 Visa, I have 3 years experiences as required for this type of visa or I have only 2 years and that 1 year doesn't count?
  8. Hi Everyone Could anyone please assist. I am on a sponsored TSS 482 as Internal Auditor with 2.4 years now with same employer. My degree is in Computer Science and work i do is mostly IT and Cyber Security Audits. I want to apply for 186 DE , but I dont think i will be able to get a skills assessment for Internal Auditor occupation but ICT Security Specialist with ACS. My company is willing to sponsor 186 PR (TRT or DE) but i am not sure if its possible to be sponsored onto a different occupation (other than my current sponsored 482 internal auditor) if i manage to get a skills assessment in Security Specialist occupation. i have prior experience (outside Australia) which can add up to the minimum requirement (3 years) for DE.
  9. Hello everyone, Its been 4 weeks after s56 documents submitted to DHA, haven’t heard back anything yet. Just wondering how long does it takes to grant a visa after submitting s56? Applied on both visa & nomination on feb 2020. Please note that Nomination hasn’t been approved yet. 186 trt cook Qld. Any suggestion would be helpful. Thank you!
  10. Good afternoon everyone, We are applying for the TRT in 2 weeks and are thinking about building our family. We don’t want to wait the possible 18 months wait (actual timeframe) so we are wondering what would be the main difference between the bridging and the PR for my pregnancy. I m working in the tourism industry and am actually without work so I can’t count on the maternity leave anyway. Thanks everyone
  11. Good afternoon everyone ! My partner and I are applying for the 186 TRT (thanks to his 457) in 2 weeks time. He is electrician and we are wondering if any trades can share their timeframe. The TRT timeframe is extra long now and we would like to try to have a child next year. Anyone with a bridging visa able to share their experience ? Is it any big difference to have a child before or after PR knowing that now the waiting period for maternity leave and stuff will be 4 years so no point to count on it ! Many thanks and good luck to you all
  12. Hi guys, I have just got 186 ENS visa on 13 April 2021. Nomination and visa submitted on 21 Feb 2021. Nomination approval received on 1 April 2021 . visa grant on 13 April. My question is that can I leave current employer with 186 visa.? Regards, hkt
  13. I have submitted by S56 documentation two weeks ago. Still waiting to hear from Immi. Anyone on the same boat? Occupation : ICT Support Engineer
  14. Hi all, I'm a long time lurker on this forum but wondered if anyone could help me please. I'm in the UK and have accepted a job as a scientist in Qld. The 186 DE visa application and nomination were lodged in Feb 2021 and being overseas I came to expect a (very!) long processing time. Although the occupation isn't on the PMSOL my employer applied for a travel exemption under 'critical skills' and this was granted two weeks ago. My MA advised that with the critical skills exemption the Department will now prioritise my application and expected a reply from them in the next 4 weeks. We're now two weeks in and I'm constantly checking my emails every morning to see if there's been any news and it's driving me mad, and the not knowing when I'll be able to pack up my life and move is extremely frustrating as I'm sure you can relate. I just wondered if anyone here had any experience of a realistic timeframe for offshore 186 grants once an exemption for 'critical skills' has been obtained please? Thank you for your help!
  15. Hi all, The situation is: the nomination has beed approved for 186 visa direct entry (early December 2020) We have lodged an application but due to a mistake (the Ielts test certificate is later than lodgement day, ) we need to withdraw the application. The question is can we reapply? Does the sponsor need to reapply too? Or the nomination is still considered approved? Thanks in advance
  16. Hi Guys, Has anyone else working within recruitment had their PR granted recently? Complete application lodged in August 2020. Initially 3-6 month wait time but now 5 -10 months. Curious to see if anyone else is in the same boat or if other applications have been approved. Thanks
  17. Hi everyone, If the company is small size around 20 employees, the company can sponsor 186 visa?
  18. I hope to apply for a 186 visa. I have applied for a skills assessment (for the direct entry) However by the time I get this assessment back I will be close to having worked for my employer for 3 years, therefore I will be eligible for the transitional scheme. Assuming I qualify for both visas at about the same time is there any clear advantage of choosing either one? It’s hard to know which one to choose? Thanks for any advice, James.
  19. QS123!

    Visa Option

    Hi all, just wanting thoughts on the best visa to apply for to get me to Australia ASAP! I am currently working as a Quantity Surveyor in the UK and have 3 1/2 years of experience. I'm a UK citizen. I'm hoping my line of work would grant me an exemption to travel under critical skills. I am wanting to make the move to Oz as my girlfriend is currently stuck there due to corona (she is Aussie). Unfortunately/fortunately depending on how you look at it, we cannot prove a de facto relationship. I have an unofficial verbal offer of employment from a company and are willing to sponsor but they are a bit slow at the moment. a WHV is pretty much off the cards as I held one of these in 2013 but did not complete 3 months regional work to obtain a 2nd one. I currently hold a ETA visa valid until Jan 2021. Any advice on the best visa to apply for would be much appreciated and also ay advice in the skills assessment by AIQS would also be appreciated. Thanks
  20. Yadav M


    Hi, 186 TRT (Victoria non regional) Nomination applied - 25 March visa applied - 22 April Case officer assigned for nomination (NSW centre) and s56 Requested for further information On June 26 and not submitted yet. Main visa application status is still Received. Some of the information requested were submitted with main visa. In your experience, will the case officer be same for both nomination and visa application or could/will there be different case officer assigned for visa and nomination? I am overwhelmed both with excitement and worrisome! When can I expect for further action and decision? Thanks
  21. I am general accountant, currently under 457 visa and completed 2 years with the employer and still working. My employer is willing to sponsor for 186 visa but unfortunately his annual turnover is less than 1 million. There is caveat for accountant that annual turnover should be over 1 million. But this caveat was not before and I was approved 457 visa without turnover of 1 million. So can you please recommend me if I am eligible to apply for 186? Thank you
  22. I have applied both nomination and 186 visa for the job of General Accountant. The case officer has requested for license/registration for the job. I work under the license of my employer however I have tax agent registration license under my name. I have registered in CPA as ACPA. What license/registration do they need? I expect for your reply and recommendation. Thanks
  23. Collingwood_21

    Necessity of using a migration agent?

    Hiya, My partner and I are both British and currently on a TSS (him) and a separate 457 (me) (both ICT business analysts). His company have agreed to sponsor him for a 186 Direct Entry as a business analyst. We are looking into the cost of a migration agent with quotes of around $5000. Do you think it is worth it? My logic is that his work will use an agent for the nomination section so that part is solid. The rest is "just" the ACS assessment, proof of our relationship and police checks. It doesn't seem too difficult. We also have a few friends who have anecdotes along the lines of "an agent just fills in forms you could do yourself". I also found this when an agent wanted to charge me $700 to apply for a bridging visa B for me. It was one form so I just did it myself with no issues. Do you agree/disagree? Does anyone have any stories of doing it themselves? Would you think that doing parts ourselves might work too (i.e. we do the skills assessment on our own etc)? If anyone has any Melbourne based recommendations that would be great also! Thanks
  24. 186 TRT Nomination & Visa lodged early December 2018 Nomination approved today 28 March 2019 2 applicants NSW How long does it take for visa to get approved after nomination?
  25. I am having a fight with the company provided migration agent. The agent is saying, required three-year experience should be as an employee. Experience as an individual contractor is not suitable for this visa as per following clause. • Clause 186.234(2)(b) requires that at the time of application the applicant has been employed for at least 3 years in the occupation on a full time basis and at the level of skill required for the occupation for which they have been nominated. Can anyone inform me how correct is that? Does this apply to an independent contractor or a proprietor of a company?