Australia Employer Nomination Scheme

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The Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) is a permanent residency visa that allows Australian employers to sponsor employees who are foreign nationals for a permanent visa to work in Australia.

There are 3 routes to obtain this visa:

  • Australian full-time work experience - you must have worked in your occupation on a temporary residence visa for the last two years prior to the visa application being lodged (including at least the last 12 months with the nominating employer);
  • Sponsorship details - you must be nominated to fill a highly paid senior executive position with a salary of more than $250 000 per annum (excluding superannuation or allowances);
  • Skills and expertise - you must be assessed as suitable by the relevant skills assessing authority and have at least three years full-time work experience onshore or offshore in the occupation before the visa application is lodged.

The ENS is at the top of the priority processing list. The current processing guideline is that this visa will be processed in 4 - 6 months from date of lodgment* and you can add dependent family members to your application.

Are You in Australia Now?

If you are currently a Working Holiday Maker in Australia or your Working Holiday visa has expired within the last 4 weeks you can lodge your ENS visa onshore and get a bridging visa which will allow you to stay in Australia till your ENS application is finalized. The bridging visa will have the same terms and condition as your current one.

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If you want your visa application to be organised perfectly, thus guaranteeing highest chance of success, Visa First is your right choice. With over 10 years of experience in processing Australian visas, you will be trusting a registered migration agent. Number 1001083 issued by the Migration Agents Registration Authority means you can be sure a strict code of conduct will be followed.

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  • We are MARA registered and have our own in-house Registered Migration Agent.
  • We have over 10 years' experience in processing visa applications.
  • We lodge over 30,000 visas annually.
  • We offer a complete range of services to get you work ready including Bank Account, Tax File number, SuperAnnuation account, SIM card, work courses – RSA, RGA, white card, language/university courses, airport pickup, job assistance, temporary accommodation, internet access, mail forwarding service, further stay visas
  • We have a specialized filing team and we don’t lodge a visa application unless we are certain that it meets with the immigration requirements at the time of lodgment to the Department of Immigration.

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