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  1. 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.
  2. I was on 457 for 2 years and have approached my employer regarding the 186 application. Everything went well, we agreed to apply but now it's been close to 1 year but my employer hasn't finished their documents and my agent can't lodge the application yet. In your experience, how long did your employer take to get your 186 documents done?
  3. r2kremo

    Australia PR Query

    Hi, Here's our current status: we are a couple from New York, USA on work visa being employed by global organizations who have footprint in Australia as well. That said, we are thinking of applying for Australia PR. What's the best possible route (path of least resistance) given our situation? What visa types should we be considering? Thanks.
  4. Kaleem

    190 or 186/187?

    HI everyone, I applied for state nomination 190 from Tasmania on June 11 2018. I was able to secure a 4 years contract with an employer in my occupation. I have not received any contact from the state yet. Meanwhile I talked to my employer and asked them if they can sponsor my visa, to which they agreed. My initial thought was that sponsor from an employer will speed up the process, but I am quite surprised and, to some extent horrified to learn that employer sponsor visas actually take longer than skilled migration. Now I am confused about which option i shall adopt. Shall I wait for state nomination or shall I go from ENS 186/187 ? Has anyone got 186/187 visa quicker than skilled migration or they are all taking 24 months now My occupation is mechanical engineering and I am on 65 points currently.
  5. Hi guys. I'm on a 457 (which expires Jan 2018), and my employer and I submitted our 186 application in July. I would just like to know what options are open to me should either part of the application be refused (either my employer's sponsorship or my application)? There are a few questions regarding whether immigration will be satisfied that we meet the training requirement, as a lot of our training is provided free by our vendors, although as they are worldwide, we do incur significant travel expenditure to attend (greater than 1% of payroll) which I know can be counted towards the benchmark. If however we're refused, what are my options? I only have about 6 weeks left on my 457 before the Bridging Visa kicks in. Can I appeal against a refusal? What about other types of visa? Can I get a study visa and go to uni instead? What options are there which mean I can stay here? I just can't bear the thought of having to leave my partner and family here in Australia and go back to the UK - I've been here for 3+ years and built a life here :-( Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Neil PS: Owing to age and education I can't reach enough points to qualify for a 189 visa, so that's not an option
  6. Just starting a new thread for this occupation, here is my timeline: Nom lodged on Jan 18, 2016, approves on Dec 5, 2016 Visa lodged offshore on Dec 8, 2016, no news since then, still waiting for the grant 186 DE HR country NSW Pese If anyone on the same boat, please update me with the status.
  7. Hello everybody, first of all let me apologise If I have started a new topic where I shouldn't have, I have never used forums before. . I submitted the nomination and application for 186 direct entry on Jan 21 2017 as a graphic post press trades-person. I have been waiting for 13 months and my lawyers have not been contacted once ! The only thing my lawyers always say is to wait. This uncertainty is nerve wrecking , also this occupation apparently is no longer on the list. Does anyone knows if this affects the application and / or processing times? Do we know if the processing times for 186 direct entry vary according to occupation.Thanks in advance for any info.. Any advice would be appreciated. I have posted this message in other topics but I don't have not received one reply, so my best guess is that It is in the wrong section of the forum. This wait is really affecting me and my dependant.
  8. Mark Turner

    186 Application Advice

    Hey. I've been working in Australia since March 2013 on a 417 which I migrated to a 457 in January 2014. I'm in the process of applying for a 186. The nomination was lodged on the 30th November 2016 & approved on 28 June 2017. I currently have two issues with regards to completing the application: • There is a question during application: “Has any applicant overstayed a visa in any country (including Australia)?” Unfortunately the answer to the first is YES. I overstayed my South African tourist visa by 1-5 days (can confirm) in 2010 - this was due to having to book a later flight with friend. • The visa is asking for a skills assessment - “Does the application have a suitable skills assessment from the relevant assessing authority, which is ont for a Subclass 485 (Temporary Graduate) visa?” I’d like to know whether it’s necessary to undertake a skills assessment? Since I have worked for the current employer for 4+ Any help & or further advice will be greatly appreciated. Cheers. MT
  9. Hi all, looking for any advise / knowledge around this. Continuously paying different amounts of money to different people and hearing differing opinions, its all rather confusing. I have an honors degree (4 years) graduated 2013. Psychology. have worked in the field in my field 2.8 years. on a 457 visa, have a sponsor to do 186 but have not been with them 2 years. my degree is deemed not relevant to my occupation. Residential Care Officer. Positive skill assessment thus came out as 0.8 The assessment is used to help points based visa. Is 186 a points based visa? Does my degree need to be 'relevant' for my sponsored job?
  10. ShaunR6883

    ENS 186 Nomination Question

    Hi all, I'm new to this forum. I was wondering if anyone can help me with my question? My manager lodged my ENS 186 nomination in March this year. I also lodged my visa application a couple of days after (without using a migration agent). My problem is that my manager is never around at the moment as he is so busy with business meetings and overseas trips, so I never see him to ask if he has had any news on the nomination application. My question is, is there a way to view the nomination progress through my IMMI account? All I see is my visa application. I have tried emailing and texting my manager but I don't want to sound too pushy! I know it's only been a few months but I'm worried that if anything goes wrong with the nomination I will lose my fee. Would I hear something through my email about the decision of the nomination? Also everyone seems to be using agents, am I the only person not? It was purely a financial reason why I chose not to use one, hope it doesn't back fire on me??? Thanks Shaun
  11. As abrupt as Turnbull's new 457 changes are to those planning to apply for 457, I think the changes are causing more stress and concern to existing 457 holders/applicants looking to stay permanently in Aus via one of the 3 PR visas available. With the modified 2-year, short term occupation list, over 200 occupations are no longer available and even those that remained will only have one on-shore renewal available with no PR route. Question/survey is, how are these changes affecting your decision to stay in Aus or becoming an Australian citizen? Are you already looking at possibilities of relocating or moving back to your previous country of residence? Particularly for those over 40 and/or with families. Trying to see others' viewpoints and options that we (as individuals) might not have thought of.
  12. Hi all :chatterbox: I know there are numerous threads devoted to this visa, but I thought I'd start a new one to share experiences and timelines as I can appreciate the frustration of trawling through lots of threads to find that snippet of information. I am a secondary applicant on my partner's visa and have applied for both the 457 that we are currently on and the 186 permanent residency visa that's just been submitted. Our visa was applied for without the use of a migration agent and so was not decision ready. However, I did submit all the required documents at the same time as the application, with the exception of the medicals due to their time limitation and expecting nomination to take longer than it did. Most of the documents were gathered, photocopied and certified before the nomination submission except the Aus police checks which were sought just after. I visited my local pharmacy so many times for certification of documents that I'm now on first name terms with them! :goofy: It would be great to hear other people's experiences. My timeline so far- Employer Nomination submitted - 2 October 2013 Visa Application submitted - 19 Oct Acknowledgement letter received - 22 Oct Nomination approval - 3 Dec Request for medical examination by CO - 3 Dec Medicals booked - 9 & 11 Dec 2013
  13. Mighty boosh

    Miss held information what now!

    Hi I have been living in Australia for over 5 years. First on working holiday visa, then wwoofing, then 457 visa. Now I am at a point where I can apply for residency via ens. I have started the process, and when I got my uk police report back from the uk. It came back with convictions that I never declared. So now I am freaking out. I listened to friends that applied, and said if it was over 10 years it's wiped. So I naively did not declare them. A conditional discharge, small fine for handling stolen goods more than 20 years ago, and a caution which I didn't declare from 2008 for having MDMA on me (1 pill) stupid I know, but was experimental phase of my life. I thought as it was a caution and not a conviction, I didn't need to declare ( how stupid of me!). So now having spoke with my lawyer. He says it's 50/50 decision. As there is a question of character involved. I am gutted. My life is totally invested in being here. I love it. My partner has literally just had our 1st child. So now am concerned about my families future. Does anyone have any experience of such things happening to them. If so any help is much appreciated. As I am caught between a rock and a hard place apply and potentially get refused. And lose thousands. Or quit and go home? Which I cannot even think about! would very much appreciate your replies
  14. Greetings everybody. Finally I am about to apply for the 186 ENS visa in the direct entry stream. My employer has agreed to sponsor me. That is a good news. However, while going through the nitty gritties, I have been pointed out a clause in the Booklet 5, which says that the experience needs to be "3 years post qualification work experince". I have few queries for all the knowledgable people on this site. How is the clause of post-qualification interpreted in reference to work experience? My occupation (ICT customer support) requires a Diploma according to ANZSCO code definition on ABS. I completed a degree (however in unrelated field) in 2000. I have been working on and off as IT support officer/executive since 2001 and hence got the necessary 3 years experience. Will my degree be acknowledged as fulfilling the requirement of the qualification, which is higher than a Diploma? As for the requirement of TRA, I completed a Diploma in IT in the year 2010 and subsequently did a JRP for a year and got my skill assessment completed successfully from TRA. I have also undergone training with different employers to qualify myself as suitable to perform the tasks at each of the employments. What is the definition of number of hours for a full time work in relation to 186 Direct entry stream? For the "Temporary Residence Transition" stream it is defined as 35 hours. However for the "Direct Entry Stream" there doesnt seem to be any mention of the hours in the Booklet 5. While part of my experience has been overseas, some (2 years) of my relevant experience has been in Australia where one of my employment was 35 Hrs/week. I hope this is not a concern. Anybody who can throw light on these points will make my day. cheers
  15. Hi All....in need of Urgent! Urgent! advise. Have applied for 190 visa class...is suffering from Ankylosing spondilytis (AS), currently on biologics-Humira. Declared same on medicals......MOC has failed medicals due to significant cost as per PIC4005....however has asked us to reply. Please advise, if there is a way. You can also PM me. Do any of you have similar experience with biologics/humira. Am in full time employment and currently on 457 visa. Physically very active as well. Please give us some advise.
  16. Raj27

    ENS 186 - Temporary Stream

    Guys, Does it makes a difference if you are applying for ENS 186 - Temporary stream and you get promoted to higher position (than your actual 457 nominated position). For example if your are working as Network support and your are promoted to Network support Team Leader. Just a title is different, job description is very similar. I will appreciate your reply. Thanks.
  17. Hi All Im currently looking into the option of applying for an employer nominated 186 visa from my 457 visa. My query is has anyone done this without the help of an agent? The reason I ask is my employer is willing to sponser however not fund the application and I'm trying to keep costs down to a minimum where possible. If you have done this yourself is there any advice/tips you can give to help me with the process? Any help with this would be GREATLY appreciated. thanks heaps in advance david
  18. Applied for 186 nomination process this Valentine's day and there was a request for additional document submission from the case officer on May1. Then on May 26 my agency sent all requested documents were submitted but still we haven't heard anything from the case officer! I heard that it used to take about 3~4mth from nomination application to nomination approval before and this is killing me why there's no news risen up yet. My agency told me there are more applicants in other agencies has this kind of delay as well and the case office does not answer the phone nor email. Does it only happen in Korea or to other applicants all over the world?
  19. Hi I was on 457 visa for last 22 months, and recently approved 186 ENS PR........can I break my employment contract and look for another job...will it cancel my PR........please help if anyone had this same situation........... Thanks Jo
  20. Hi Guys, I have reviewed the SkillSelect system that has been introduced and see the following options for me to get PR : 1. Transition Stream - Pretty straight up. PRO - Pretty much a win under the newly announced rules, employer absorbs costs. CON - I become "eligible" to apply for the Transition stream on 16/07/2013 if I stay with the same employer My 457 was granted ONSHORE on 16/07/2011 and I have been with the same employer since. Employer is eligible for sponsorship and I have aready discussed te possibility for when the time comes New CSOL has my nominated occupation for the 457 (i.e. I can nominate the same occupation which was approved for 457) 2. Direct Entry - Ambiguos as to whether I will be eligile even PRO - Possibly get PR sooner and get my personal life on track CON - I understand I need to submit a skill assessment, Need EOI fulfilled, costs and ambiguity Age : 29.4 Education : Masters in Marketing from the University of Sydney completed Dec 2011. Work experience : 1.5 years relevant Austrlian work experience. 3 years work experience in Asia prior to starting my Masters in 2010. IELTS score : 8.5 (expired) I plan on finding a sound Migration Agent/Lawyer to discuss my situation, however I aware that there are some reputed agents on here such as Raul who tell it like it is and will enable me to understand what things really mean. Waiting to apply under the Transition stream is a good year away but high chance of things going smoothly and economically viable. However it leaves me battling my personal life due to curtailed freedom. If applying under Direct Entry is a viable option and will see me even save 6-8 months in the process towards becoming Permanent I an live with the ambiguity and costs as it means a whole lot to me. Your thoughts?
  21. Hi everyone I'm in the deepest sadness because my nomination for ENS was marked as rejected and the letter arrived to me last Nov. The reason of refusal was, my sponsor company had lack of effort to prove why I need to be their paid employee and their description of my position was out of the defination from what ANZCO defined. I also heard about MRT, but i assume it is not applicable for my case because it was not my CO's fault. So I am working on my 'New Application' for ENS nomination again, therefore I have below questions. If there is anyone had similar experience for me, I will really appreciate if you can share your experience so I can refer to it. 1. I am gonna proceed this fresh nomination process again without chaging my (sponsor) company, it will be ok? 2. As I said, the rejection letter only metioned about cridibility of the data regarding necessacity of my position so I will prepare well-stated documents this time. But CO didn't mentioned my condition for nomination was the problem. Do you think CO completed all the assessment about me and my sponsor company before sending rejection letter? I mean, there would be any possibility they refused me again due to 'my condition' even after I reapply and re-submit implemented documents? 3. If there is anyone got through the way I am going to, could you share the time line how long it took to get nomination approval and visa approval? And actually I am not onshore now, so pleases kindly consider this fact into your opinion as well. Thank you so much.
  22. Hi there, Is there anyoen else who has applied for the ENS-186 (regardless of stream) to the perth office? I would like to know so we can sort of exchange war stories and stuff. I am here for my Parents' application. Dad is a doc and he has applied for himself with my mom and sis as dependants. They are currently on a 457. They applied about 4weeks ago, july 30th and i was wondering what sort of wait time they are looking at for the perth office. if you have an application in the perth office, please feel free to share... we can wait together? :wink:
  23. Just asking for a bit of advice, I have just found out about the new visa fees and we are in the midst of preparing an ENS 186 application. The employer nomination was lodged and paid for in May - does anyone know if the new fees will apply for our application (I suspect they will) or if, as the application has been started, so to speak, the old fees will apply?
  24. hybrid

    ENS (121/856 visa) Timeline

    Hello, The old ENS timeline thread was a bit off topic and out of date. Here's a new one. Submitted: 22/04/2010 Visa: 121 Nomination and application sent together: Yes Medicals sent simultaneously: Yes Police checks sent simultaneously: Yes Obviously early days yet...:SLEEP:
  25. Hello, (quietly pooing myself here ) I've been sitting waiting for my Employer Nominated Sponsorship to go through - I'm moving from the 457 visa to PR - both of which are Employer Sponsored. I'd uploaded all the documents that were flagged as "Required" and a few of the "Recommended" and then, out of the blue yesterday, a correspondence from IMMI asking my wife and I to provide Police checks for all countries we've lived in for over 1 year. These are quite involved I'm looking for tips for the 5 we have to now get. Me, from UK, need to get UK Police checks. Mrs, from Thailand, needs to get Thai Police Checks. Me, worked in Thailand for 18 months, need to get Thai Police checks. Both of us, lived and worked in Aus for a few years, need to get Australian Police checks. Thailand for Mrs, seems OK, for myself looks like I have to supply verified ink fingerprints - any tips? Australia looks quite involved but at least is electronic mostly - any tips? UK looks like a hell of a process - any tips? ~ Also, when it comes to having things verified, what's the easiest method? Cheers!!