ENS Labour Agreement
Labour agreement is one of the streams of employer nomination scheme visa. LA provides a pathway to permanent residence of overseas skilled worker who are nominating by the employer who is party to a labour agreement with the commonwealth.Claim your consultation
- You must be the below age of 45 years
- You must have required skills, work experience to work in the nominated position.
- You must have demonstrated that you have suitable English skills
- You must be nominated by an Australian employer whose business is actively and lawfully operated in Australia.
- Your employer is a party to a labour agreement with the commonwealth.
- You must pass the health requirement
- You must meet the character requirement
- Live in Australia permanently
- Work and study in Australia
- Enrol in Australia’s public health care scheme
- Sponsor eligible relatives to come to Australia
- Apply for Australian Citizenship, if eligible
The cost of the nomination is nil if position in a designated regional area.
The cost of nomination is AUD 540 IF Position not in a designated area.
The SAF Levy is payable at the time of nomination. And for 186 ENS,
The cost of SAF Levy for small business is AUD $3000
The cost of SAF levy for big business is AUD $5000.
A business which have a turnover is less than $10 million per year are a small business and have to pay full SAF Levy AUD $3000 at the time of nomination.
A business is considered a big business if it’s generating revenue more than $10 million. Big business must have to pay AUD $5000 at the time of nomination.
VISA APPLICATION COST
The visa costs AUD4,045 for the main applicant.
There is also a charge for each family member who applies for the visa with you.
- Additional applicant over 18 years old: AUD2,025
- Additional applicant under 18 years old: AUD1,010
For applicants who have turned 18 at the time of application and who are assessed as not having functional English the second instalment is:
- main applicants AUD9,800
- secondary applicants AUD4,890.
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frequently asked questions
The Sponsor must prove that they are an eligible, legally established and genuine business in Australia. Ultimately, they need to provide evidence that they are a real company.
There are 3 stages. In the first stage, the business needs to become a Standard Business Sponsor (SBS). In the second stage, the business nominated a migrant for a particular eligible position within the business. In the third stage, the migrant applies for the visa.
Yes, you must. You need to provide evidence that you have at least two years of full time (or equivalent) experience in the nominated occupation. Some exemptions apply.
It depends. There are two stages in the ENS (186) Visa process, as your Sponsor will need to nominate you. Furthermore, you may only be eligible if your occupation was on the Medium to Long Term Occupations List (MLTSSL).
Yes, you can. However, the new potential employer must successfully nominate you for the same position within the business. You are not allowed to work for anyone other than a Sponsor who have nominated you and it has been approved by the DHA.
If insufficient evidence was provided to the DHA, didn’t respond to further requests from the DHA, if the Sponsor didn’t meet the eligibility criteria, the DHA wasn’t satisfied that the Position is genuinely required within the business, etc.