The Employer Nomination Scheme is a direct entry stream resident visa Australia where Australian employer can nominate any skilled worker of India. There are 2 main steps which includes an application process by the skilled worker and a nomination by an Australian employer. Candidates who belong from Nationalities apart from Australia can apply for the Direct Entry Stream.

This visa will help you too work under 3 different streams. One of them is direct entry stream. To get eligible under direct entry stream:

  • There is requirement of a nomination from an Australian employer.
  • You have to be less than 45 years.
  • You should have excellent English Language skill of that particular position.
  • And the most important the entire requirement other than this should be fulfilled.

You can stay in Australia for permanently with the help of subclass 186. The cost would be around AUD 3,670. The application undergoing direct entry stream visa for Australia can take around 8 months for process in 75 per cent of the cases.

The Process

Processing Time: Out of 75 per cent of the candidates get their application processed in 8 months on the other hand, 90 per cent of the cases are done within the duration of 10 months.

The Stream

The direct entry stream is mainly for:

  • The skilled workers who are being nominated by an Australian employer before the span of 6 months when the applied.
  • It is also only be used by those who have worked for a short period of time or had never worked in Australia.
  • And it also plays a role for the temporary residents who didn’t qualify using the Temporary Residence Transition stream.

Eligibility Criteria

  • As mentioned before and the most important, you need to be nominated by an Australian employer before a span of six months before you apply.
  • Your age should be less than 45 years.
  • You have to pass in English (Competent) language profivciency test.
  • Meet all the requirements regarding character and health.
  • You should have the certificate of the necessary qualifications and skills required for the position.
  • And meet the additional requirements of the direct entry stream.


You should be nominated by an Australian employer for the visa. Within 6 months your nomination will be approved then only can apply for the visa. Your employer has to nominate you for the direct entry stream. You will be only to able to apply for the occupation you have been nominated for.


From March 2018, it has been said that, the maximum age required for the applicants of 186 visa will be only 45 years and less than that. And if you are applying under the Temporary Residence Transition Stream, it is important to have at least of 3 years of work experience in the job for which you are relevant.

English Language Requirements

You should has to prove that you are an English proficiency, either by your talent or by the evidence of the certificate because it is very adequate when you apply.