Please note: This visa is now closed to new applications.
The Employer Nomination Scheme subclass 856 visa is applicable to those applicants who already are in Australia and in possession of a qualifying visa. As well as the nominated position being listed on ENSOL, applicants under the Employer Nomination Scheme Subclass 856 visa must meet one of the below criteria:
- You must have worked full time in Australia on one of the specified visas (subclass 418, 421, 422, 428, 444, 457 or 461 temporary residence visa) for the last two years prior to the visa application being made. The last 12 months of this being with the nominating employer.
- Must have been nominated for a very senior position with a salary in excess of $165,000 per annum (excluding pension and benefits).
- Had 3 years experience in the nominated occupation and have had your skills assessed by the appropriate skills assessment authority.
In addition you must also:
- Be under the age of 45
- Qualify for any registration, memberships and licensing which allow you to work unsupervised and without further training
- Demonstrate the required qualifications, experience and appropriate skills to fulfil the role .
- Be able to provide a contract or letter of appointment from your employer who is willing to sponsor you for permanent residency.
- Have appropriate English language ability.
- Meet the health requirements.
- Be of good character.
- Have secured nomination for a position that meets the minimum salary criteria.
- All applicants over the age of 18 need to sign and agree to the Australian Values Statement. Prior to signing applicants for this visa are required to have read, or had explained to them, material made available by the government on life in Australia which is contained in the Life in Australia book.
Your journey begins with an assessment, before you get your hopes up and spend considerable sums of money. The assessment will tell you whether Australia is even an option for you and if so which options and costs are involved.
Where you to go for your assessment and advice is clearly defined by the Australian Government. Agents in Australia must be licensed agents or exempt. For many reading this, the preference for obvious reasons will be to enlist the services of an agent in your home country. In doing so, we urge you to take care. There are too many stories of agents’ taking large suns of money under false pretences and avoiding this should be of paramount importance to you.
Simply put, only use agents that are correctly licensed. You can search for these here on the Migration Authority’s Website. Further beware of agents with DIBP numbers. A DIBP number does not mean an agent is registered – they are given this number purely for admin purposes.
You can also view our licensed immigration agent’s, Katrin Maja Maehl, registration here.
Contacting Intergate Emigration
You can order your assessment here or should you wish to get more details on Intergate and our process, feel free to call us on + 27 (0) 21 202 2800 or e-mail us here.