Employer Sponsored (ENS or RSMS)

Start an application

To start an online application you will need to login to your ImmiAccount. If you do not have an ImmiAccount you will be prompted to create one.

You must add as much information as possible before you submit your application. Applications with missing information might take longer to finalise.

When completing your online application you must not copy and paste bullet points, numbering, accents etc from formatted documents into the free text fields. Only use numbers 0 – 9 and letters A – Z (upper and lower case), dashes '-' and underscores '_'.​​​​

​Application type
Who is this for​
Employer nominationFor Australian employers to nominate workers for Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) or Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS​) Direct Entry, Labour Agreement and Temporary Residence Transition streams.​ Start employer nomination application

Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186)

Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa (subclass 187)

For individuals who have been nominated by an Australian employer to work under the ENS/RSMS Direct Entry, Labour Agreement or Temporary Residence Transition stream.

Prior to submitting a visa application, you must:

  • ensure that the Employer Nomination has been lodged
  • provide a valid Nomination Reference Number (you will need to obtain this from your nominating employer)
  • select the correct stream.
Important: Failure to comply with the above may result in your application being invalid.​
Start visa application

To complete an application you might be required to attach supporting documentation. You will need to check the relevant document checklist on the visa subclass page.​​​​

Track and manage your application

You will need to login to your ImmiAccount. If you do not have an account you will need to create one to access online visa services. You can use your account to:

  • continue a saved application​
  • attach documents
  • update passport details
  • change email and address details
  • check progress of your application.

Transaction Reference Number

A Transaction Reference Number (TRN) is a unique number assigned to each online application. You will need this to:

  • track and manage your application
  • identify your application when you communicate with us
  • check your visa entitlements.


Before you start your application you should read all the information about the Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) and the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (subclass 187) visas.

Help for ImmiAccount including Quick Reference Guides, FAQs and common error messages is available from the ImmiAccount page.

If you have read all of the available information, and you still require help, contact us with your enquiry.​​​

​ ​​​ ​