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.

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

  • Temporary Residence Transition stream
  • Direct Entry stream
  • Agreement stream

Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) Visa – Visa Requirements

The sponsor employer will need to:

  • demonstrate it is a lawfully operating business
  • offer a skilled position that is full-time and ongoing for at least two years
  • show it meets the prescribed training requirements (Australian businesses only)
  • nominate a position on the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL)
  • pay the applicant employee the market rate for the nominated position

The applicant employee will need to:

  • be less than 50 years of age
  • be employed in a position on the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL)
  • demonstrate that the employee meets the skills, qualifications and experience necessary to work in the nominated occupation; by being on a 457 visa for the last two (2) years (Temporary Residence Transition stream) or have a positive skills assessment with 3 years experience (Direct Entry stream) or met the skills requirement under an agreement (Agreement stream)
  • demonstrate that the employee holds the licences and registrations necessary to work in the nominated occupation
  • meet the English language proficiency required for the nominated position; vocational English (Temporary Residence Transition stream), competent English (Direct Entry stream)

Whether you are moving from a 457 Visa to ENS or applying directly for ENS, 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
$3,600
$1,860
$ 900

Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) Visa