Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) Visa

The Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visa is a permanent visa and is for skilled workers from outside Australia or skilled temporary residents who live and work in Australia and want to become permanent residents.

Note: Subclass 457 Transitional Arrangements apply where a person either held, or was an applicant for a subclass 457 visa (which was subsequently granted) on 18 April 2017.

The Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visa has three (3) streams, which are:

  • Temporary Residence Transition stream (‘TRT‘)
  • Direct Entry stream (‘DE‘)
  • Labour Agreement stream

TRT: Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) Visa – Visa Requirements

The sponsor employer will need to:

  • show it is a lawfully operating business
  • offer a skilled position that is full-time and ongoing for at least two years
  • pay the Skilling Australians Fund (SAF)
  • nominate a position and occupation which is the same as the position and occupation nominated for the granted Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) (457 Visa) or Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) (TSS Visa)
  • show a ‘Genuine Need‘ for the position
  • pay the applicant employee at least the market rate for the nominated position

The applicant employee will need to:

  • be less than 45 years of age unless an age exemption applies or under 50 years of age if transitional arrangements
  • have worked for at least three out of the last four years, while holding a subclass 457 Visa or TSS Visa, in the same occupation with their sponsor employer or two of the last three years if transitional arrangements apply
  • demonstrate that the employee holds the licences and registrations necessary to work in the nominated occupation
  • show Competent English

DE: Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) Visa – Visa Requirements

The sponsor employer will need to:

The applicant employee will need to:

  • be less than 45 years of age unless an age exemption applies
  • be employed a position on the:
  • Medium and Long‑term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) (section 7 of Instrument IMMI 18/049)
  • show at least 3 years relevant work experience in your occupation
  • have a skills assessment that shows they have the skills to work in the nominated position
  • show that the skilled worker holds the licences and registrations necessary to work in the nominated occupation
  • show Competent English

Contact Migration Agent Melbourne for all your Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visas.

Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) Visa – Visa Charges

Nomination Charge
Base Application Charge
Additional Application Charge (18 and over)
Additional Application Charge (under 18)
$ 540
$3,755
$1,875
$ 940

Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) Visa

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