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186 employer sponsored PR visa

One of the most common questions we get asked when GPs move to Australia is around getting permanent residency (PR).  Whilst some GPs are eligible for independent pathways such as the Subclass 189 visa, others require support from their practice when applying for PR under the Subclass 186.

At the moment, the Employer Nomination Scheme Visa (Subclass 186) required you to work for 3 years. However, the Department of Home Affairs have recently announced that more skilled workers will have the opportunity to apply for permanent residency through the Temporary Residence Transition stream.

Part of the changes include reducing the time applicants need to have worked with the sponsoring employer from 3 years to 2 years.

Whilst these changes have been announced, there is not yet a date set for when they will come into effect. The Department have only confirmed that these changes will be put into place by the end of 2023.

Alecto are hopeful that this will be only one of the first pieces of positive news around the 186 employer sponsored PR visa in the coming year. On the other side, the government has also announced in the recent Budget that visa costs will be increasing by 6% making applications more expensive.

Alecto Australia is not a registered migration agent and cannot provide direct migration advice. This information has been sourced from migration specialists and we recommend consulting with a migration agent about your individual circumstances.

Contact Alecto Australia for more information.