Temporary skills visa 186 - You+Aus

skills visa 186
(direct entry stream)

This visa lets skilled workers, who are nominated by an employer, live and work in Australia permanently.

Information is always changing so it’s best to check for updates at the Department of Home Affairs website


You can stay permanently


From AUD4,240

Processing Times

25% of applications: 42 Days

50% of applications: 4 Months

75% of applications: 8 Months

90% of applications: 13 Months

Please note that these times vary. It’s best to check the Department of Home Affairs website

with this visa you can
  • live, work and study in Australia indefinitely
  • sponsor eligible family members to come to Australia
  • apply for Australian citizenship, if eligible
you must
  • have an occupation that is on the list of eligible skilled occupations
  • have at least 3 years relevant work experience, unless you are exempt
  • have a positive skills assessment, unless you are exempt

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