Skilled Nominated Visa

Employer Nomination Scheme

Employer Nomination Scheme

The visa is a permanent residence visa provided for skilled workers. It allows working in Australia under either one of three streams: the Temporary Residence Transition stream, the Direct Entry stream, the Labor Agreement stream. The segment of the permanent Employer Sponsored visa scheme of Australia, Employer Nomination Scheme or the ENS (visa subclass 186) for Australia is on a very basic level implied for those prepared representatives situated in a remote nation, or those qualified temporary residents.


  • You should be selected by an approved employer of Australia
  • Should be under 45 years old
  • English language requirements are necessary.

Then you can stay permanently.The initial procedure costs from AUD 3,670.

The process

You might be qualified under this Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) stream on the off chance that you hold both Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa (subclass 482) and Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457). TSS visa will be in the medium-term stream unless transitional courses of action apply. Temporary Work visa won’t allow under labour agreement arrangements. Bridging visa furthermore, has worked for your employer full-time in Australia on your TSS and/or subclass 457 visa(s) for in any event: three out of the past four years two out of the past three years.

In the event that you don’t meet the necessities under the TRT stream then the Direct Entry (DE) stream may then be accessible if your employer still wishes to support you for permanent residence. The Labour Agreement (LA) stream might be accessible in the condition; if your employer still wishes to sponsor you for permanent residence and has gone into a labour agreement with the Department that accommodates a permanent residence pathway.The visa process includes a nomination by an Australian employer and after that an application under the named stream.

If you apply for this visa from outside Australia, don’t make plans for the movement to Australia until the point that you are advised in writing that you have been allowed a visa. Wait for a choice before you leave your activity, offer your home or book your travel. At the point when in Australia, you can apply for a Bridging visa A (BVA). This visa will happen if the visa you entered Australia on lapses. A BVA gives you a chance to remain in Australia while your subclass 186 visa application is being handled. You must have arranged to repay any outstanding debts to the Australian government.

Application procedure for Employer Nomination Scheme visa

Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) is a visa scheme devised by the Australian Federal Government to meet the demand for specific talents in the job market by recruiting talents from offshore. Under the Employer Nomination Scheme, approved employers can nominate employees from abroad and the nominated employees get permanent visa. The applicants must have a skill level higher than that required for the 457 visa. Many 457 visa holders depend on the Employer Nomination Scheme to obtain permanent residence in Australia.

Application procedure for Employer Nomination Scheme visa

  • In order to apply for Employer Nomination Scheme subclass 186 visa, your employer in Australia must nominate you first
  • After the employer submits the nomination, the government will review the business operations of the employer and the position to which you are nominated.
  • You can submit your application within six months after the government approves your nomination
  • The processing of your application may involve skills assessment, English language proficiency test and police checks.

Application Pathways for Employer Nomination Scheme

You can apply for Australian visa under the Employer Nomination Scheme through one of the three application pathways:

  • Temporary Residence Transition: If the applicant has worked with an employer for two years on 457 visa prior to submitting the application. In this pathway, no skills assessment is needed.
  • Direct Entry: In this pathway, the employee will have to undergo a skills assessment. They must also have three years of work experience in the nominated occupation.
  • Agreement Stream: In this case, employer has a Labour Agreement


In order to obtain visa under Employer Nomination Scheme, you must fulfill the following requirements:

  • You must have been nominated by your employer within six months before you submit your application.
  • You are under the age of 50 if applying under the Temporary Residence Stream or under the age of 45 if applying under Direct Entry Stream
  • Have the required skills and qualifications
  • Have required English language skills
  • Meet health and character requirements

Advantages of Employer Nomination Scheme visa

Once granted visa under Employer Nomination Scheme, you and your family members can enjoy the following benefits:

  • Permanent residence in Australia
  • Right to work and study in Australia
  • Enrol in Medicare(healthcare scheme of the country)
  • Apply for Australian citizenship
  • Sponsor relatives for permanent residence
  • Travel to and from Australia for five years after visa being granted.

Processing time

Under the Temporary Residence Transition Scheme, it will take 8 months to 10 months to process the Employer Nomination Scheme visa application. Under Direct Entry Stream, the processing time can be 9 months to 15 months.

To explore your Australian immigration options, please contact us.

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