Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (Subclass 187)
by tfa_admin on 20 Jun 19
The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) allows employers in regional or low population growth areas of Australia, to sponsor employees who are foreign nationals for a permanent visa to work in Australia. Note: This visa category is now closed for direct entry applications.
Who is eligible for the Regional Skilled Migration Scheme?
The employees applying for a regional sponsored visa can be either of the following:
skilled workers from overseas
skilled temporary residents currently in Australia
Visa applicants can apply in or outside of Australia for RSMS (subclass 187) visa.
This visa allows for entry via direct entry or transition from a 457 or 482 visa.
A regional certifying body must first certify the nominated position against the following criteria:
Business must be actively and lawfully operating in Regional Australia
The position must be available for a minimum of two (2) years
The business requires a person for the nominated position and satisfies the market rate requirement.
The Employee must:
have the relevant qualifications and/or work experience for the nominated position
meet any mandatory licensing, registration
have been offered a full time position for a fixed term of at least two years
be under 45 years old
have required English language ability