The Employer Nomination visa (subclasses 121 and 856) closed to new applications on 1 July 2012. You can add your partner or a dependent child to your application if it has not yet been decided.
The Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) allowed Australian employers to sponsor employees who are foreign nationals for a permanent visa to work in Australia. The Employer Nomination visa (subclasses 121 and 856) visa is for applicants who were in Australia and lodged a visa application on or before 30 June 2012.
This visa allows you and your family to live and work in Australia on a permanent basis.
The visa application charges are listed in
Fees and charges.
You might have to pay other costs, such as the costs of health assessments, police certificates, or any other certificates or tests. You are responsible for making the necessary arrangements.
This information is for people who have been granted an Employer Nomination visa (subclass 121). It explains your rights and obligations.
You can use Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) for free to check your visa details and entitlements.
What this visa lets you do
This is a permanent visa. It allows you and your family to:
- stay in Australia indefinitely
- work and study in Australia
- enrol in
Medicare Australia's scheme for health-related care and expenses
- take out private health insurance
- access certain social security payments
- be able to get Australian citizenship
(if you are eligible)
- sponsor eligible members of your family unit for permanent residence
- travel to and from Australia for five years from the date the visa is granted (after that time you will need a resident return visa or another visa to return to Australia).
You and your family must comply with all visa conditions and Australian laws.
The employer must comply with all relevant Australian standards and workplace legislation for wages and working conditions.
Report changes in circumstances
You must tell us if your circumstances change. This includes a new residential address, a new passport, or a pregnancy, birth, divorce, separation, marriage, de facto relationship or death in your family.
Please report changes in your circumstances via ImmiAccount. If you are not able to use ImmiAccount, you can use the following forms:
If you do not provide us with the details of any new passport issued to you, you could experience significant delays at the airport and may be denied permission to board your plane.