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Neo Phoenix Pty Ltd
Lawyers & Registered Migration Agents

We are experienced Solicitors and Registered Migration Agents with a proven track record. We offer personalised service with a reasonable fee structure.

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Visa Subclasses Employer Nomination Scheme

Visa Subclasses

Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) (Subclass 121/856)

The ENS allows Australian employers to fill 'highly skilled positions' they have been unable to fill a vacancy from within the Australian labour market or through their own training programs by recruiting, on a permanent basis, highly skilled workers from overseas or temporary residents currently working in Australia.

The employer must demonstrate that:

  • The vacancy requires the appointment of a 'highly skilled person'
  • The highly skilled person is eligible for any mandatory licensing, registration or professional body membership where required
  • The employer has a satisfactory training record
  • The employer will usually be required to locally and advertise the position as evidence that the position could not be filled through the Australian labour market

The visa applicant must:

  • Have the skills relevant to the nominated position
  • Have vocational English language ability
  • Meet the definition of a 'highly skilled person'
  • Satisfy any mandatory licensing, registration or professional membership requirements
  • Be under 45 years of age (unless the appointment is exceptional
  • Meet health and character requirements along with any other relevant legislation

Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) (Subclasses 119/857)

This visa subclass provides the opportunity to Australian companies with businesses operating in regional areas of Australia (anywhere except the Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Newcastle, Sydney, Wollongong, Melbourne and Perth metropolitan areas) to employ skilled persons permanently to fill skilled positions within their organisations.

The employer must meet the following requirements:

  • Provide a genuine full-time vacancy, one that requires the skills of a person educated to at least Diploma level
  • Demonstrate that the position cannot be filled from the local labour market
  • Make the position available for a minimum period of 2 years
  • Ensure that remuneration and conditions of employment are in accordance with Australian industrial laws

Generally, the visa applicant must, be under 45 years of age, have a diploma level qualifications and 'functional' English language ability.

However, as with the ENS there are exceptions including if the position is of an exceptional nature a waiver of these core criteria can be requested. The applicant must also satisfy health and character requirements.

Labour Agreement (Subclass 120/855)

A Labour Agreement is a formal agreement negotiated between the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (DIAC) and the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR), and an employer or industrial association. Labour agreements enable Australian employers to recruit a specified number of workers from overseas in response to identified or emerging skill shortages in the Australian work market.

Business (Long Stay) Temporary (Subclass 457)

Businesses unable to meet its skill needs from within the Australian labour force, may be able to sponsor personnel from overseas on a temporary basis, to work in Australia for up to 4 years.

The Level 1 Service allows for a professional assessment of your visa eligibility and preparation of a written document containing advice, information, application forms and support to manage a employer sponsored visa application.

This is our most popular service and many clients have successfully utilised this affordable alternative to traditional migration consultancy.

This service also comes with our ongoing email support. Our email support is now unlimited. It is our interest to ensure our clients are satisfied with our service, and if successful in migration know they can rely on us for any help and support they may need to make the transition to Australian life as easy as possible.

Related Client Testimonials:

We cannot thank Andre and My Australian Visa enough for all the hard work they put in to get the 457 visa. I was on a working holiday visa and running out of time and worried with all the law changes and the caveat that applied to my occupation. But everything worked out well , all thanks to the ...

457 Visa Granted for Cook - Caveat Occupation

We have used the legal services of Andre at My Australian Visa to help us through the visa processes 3 times now. The first time was when I was sponsored by my employer for a 457 Visa. Then as I married an Australian I was unaware of the processes to get a partner visa in Australia. Andre helped us ...

Thanks to Andre and the team from MyAustralianVisa my girlfriend and I are lucky to call ourselves Permanent Residents of Australia! Andre started to assist us back in 2013 with the Sponsorship visa and we just received our employer sponsored permanent residency visa. They were always great to deal ...

ENS, ENS Subclass 186 Visa, TRT stream

I sought the help of Andre and the awesome team at MY AUSTRALIAN VISA for my permanent residency application in October 2016. Upon taking my case Andre advised me to choose the employer nomination scheme ENS (subclass 186) visa as I was on a 457 visa as a metal fabricator. My employer agreed to go ...

Rajesh - Employer Sponsored Permanent Residency - ENS Subclass 186 Visa - TRT Stream

Thanks to Andre, always available, reliable and happy to explain all the circumstances, I have finally got my Australian Permanent Resident Visa. He has started to assist me since 2013 when I applied and successfully got the sponsorship (457Visa) with the business that I'm working for. That day when ...

Mauro - 457 Visa and ENS 186 Visa

I had chance to meet many immigration agents and immigration lawyers, some with good experience but too confident of them self and some other without knowledge of what they was going to do. I met Andre casually when I first arrived here and I chose him to help me out with my visa. He have always ...

Mariano - Standard Business Sponsorship (SBS) Nomination and Subclass 457 Visa Applications

Hi Andre, Thank you for your help and professional support. Now my family and I can plan a better future in Australia. I hardly recommend this immigration lawyer for his professionally, deep knowledge of the law and friendly attitude. We wish you all the best and I really thank you for everything. ...

Dario - 457 Visa - Temporary Residency Employer Sponsored Visa

Dear Andre, I would like to extend my heartiest thanks to you for your sincere effort of helping me with my visa application. Since 2012, when I first contacted you in regard of visa subclass 457, you guided me very well about the processing of my application. With your sincere efforts, ...

Harpreet - Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) Subclass 186 Visa

My husband and I first met Andre in January 2015 when he gave us a very detailed and knowledgeable overview of our visa options. We felt safe with the service provided by Andre and his colleagues from My Australian Visa due to their reliable and professional work habits and due to the fact that the ...

Julia - ENS Subclass 186 Visa - Employer Sponsored Permanent Residency

I have been extremely lucky and grateful in picking up MyAustralian Visa team as my migration lawyer. Ever since my first meeting with Andre, I was confident that my application is in good hands. MyAustralian Visa team, has been extremely professional and through with their knowledge about the ...

Sahil - ENS Subclass 186 Visa (Direct Entry) - VETASSSESS Skills Assessment – Onshore Applicant