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Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) Subclasses 187 Visa
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
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
To assess whether these additional requirements are met the employer must first seek approval from the relevant Regional Certifying Body (RCB) for that location.
Generally, the visa applicant must, be under 50 years of age, have a diploma level qualifications and 'Vocational' English language ability if applying under the Temporary Transition Stream or "Competent" English language ability and be under 45 years of age is applying under Direct Entry.
However, as with the ENS there are exemptions. The applicant must also satisfy health and character requirements.
Since 2003 we have helped many regional Australian businesses sponsor overseas workers via the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) Subclass 187 Visa.
Please contact us for a professional assessment of your business sponsorship eligibility if you are an employer operating in Australia.
We can provide you with the migration law expertise to submit the best possible Nomination and Visa application. We can also handle the Regional Certifying Body (RCB) process for the RSMS Nomination.