Employer Sponsored ENS Visa

The Employer Nominated Scheme (ENS) – Subclass 186 visa is a permanent employer sponsored visa. The ENS visa allows employees to work for a nominated employer on a full time basis.

The Temporary Residence Transition Stream (TRT Stream)

This stream allows you to transition from the temporary 457 or TSS Visa.

  • Please note this stream allows you to transition from the 457 visa to Permanent ENS visa only if you held or were an applicant for a 457 visa before 18 April 2017.
  • Or if you were granted your 457/TSS visa after 18 April 2017 and your occupation is on the Medium to Long Term Strategic Skill List (MLTSSL) and you have worked for your nominated employer for 3 or more years.

The Direct Entry Stream

Your occupation is on the MLTSSL

You have passed a skills assessment with the relevant skills assessing authority

You have worked in the occupation at the required skill level for at least 3 years.

How Pathway to Aus helps

  • Companies often have their application to receive an approved nomination because they do not fully comprehend the requirements. Our migration experts have experience processing ENS visa applications and liaise with DIBP on a regular basis. We fully understand the requirements and will ensure that our clients understand what is required and expected of them.
  • Pathway to Aus ensures that all applications are processed as quickly as possible, which is vitally important in situations where time is of the essence. If possible, we aim to submit a decision ready application.
  • Our Registered Migration Agents recognise and rectify potential problems with applications prior to applications being submitted.
  • We provide assistance obtaining the assessment of the required skills
  • We provide assistance translating and obtaining any required documents such as degrees, qualification documents and letters of reference.
  • We assist with including family members on the application
  • We assist with rectifying problems with previous visa applications and seeking waivers for previous conditions imposed
  • Finally, we also assist with obtaining the required police checks

What we will do?

Pathway to Aus will assist with the application throughout the entirety of the process and provide:

  • Articulate advice on eligibility requirements and how to meet these requirements
  • Assistance obtaining the required supporting documents needed for the application
  • Assistance compiling and translating letters of reference.
  • Prepare and submit the application to the DIBP
  • Liaison with the DIBP throughout every stage of processing
  • Provide updates on changing requirements to employers and employees throughout the duration of the visa

Frequently asked question

You can apply for the ENS 186 visa from inside or outside Australia

Yes, the 186 ENS visa is permanent. Once you receive it, you are a permanent resident of Australia.

Yes, you will need to sit IELTs and have competent English in order to apply for the 186 visa, unless you hold a passport from NZ, USA, Ireland, UK or Canada.

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