This visa is no longer available for new applicants.
From 16th November 2019, the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (Subclass 187) has been abolished and replaced by the new Skilled Employer Sponsored Visa (Subclass 494)Enquire Now
The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) 187 visa is a permanent residence visa for those international skilled workers, nominated by an Australian employer to work in regional Australia (excluding Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne, Newcastle, Wollongong and Brisbane).
The applicant can be in or outside Australia when applying for the RSMS visa, however, for the onshore application, it is necessary to have a substantive visa or a bridging visa A, B or C.
RSMS can be applied in the following streams:
If you are on a 457 visa, worked in Australia for at least 2 years (excluding period of unpaid leave) in the same occupation with the nominating employer and if that employer is looking to offer you a permanent position, you can apply for 186 visa under the temporary residence transition stream.
Please Note – No Skill Assessment is required under this stream. However, English level equivalent to IELTS 5 (each module) is required unless exempted. Additionally, any secondary applicant who are over 18 need to meet the Functional English ability (Overall score of IELTS 4.5 or equivalent) in last 12 months unless exempted
The Direct Entry Stream: If you are eligible to be sponsored under the temporary residence transition stream but have a nomination from the regional employer for a permanent position, you can be eligible to apply under the direct entry stream.
Please Note –Skill Assessment is mandatory under this stream. However, English level equivalent to IELTS 6 (each module) is required. Additionally, any secondary applicant who are over 18 need to meet the Functional English ability (Overall IELTS 4.5 or equivalent) in last 12 months.
This stream is applicable to those who are sponsored by an employer through a labour agreement.
Note: From 19th April 2017, the CSOL (Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List) and the SOL (Skilled Occupation List) have been condensed and replaced by the STSOL (Short-Term Skilled Occupation List) and MLTSSL (Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List) respectively.
For STSOL, there is no separate list but a Combined List of Skilled Occupations (including the occupations from both STSOL and MTSSL).
Both STSOL and MTSSL are due to be revised on 1st July, 2017.
Hence, for 186 visa, the employer should nominate someone for the occupation that is either on STSOL or MLTSSL list.}
Live, study and work in Australia for an indefinite period
As an applicant, to be eligible for this visa, you must have:
From 1st July 2017, the applicants with 45 years of age or less will be considered eligible for Direct Entry stream.
From March 2018, the maximum age requirement for all the applicants of 186 visa will be 45 years or less. Also, when applying under the Temporary Residence Transition Stream, it is mandatory to have at least three years of relevant work experience.
To be an eligible nominating employer for this visa:
You and all the family members included in the application must provide:
You can include following members in your visa application:
For more information on 187 visa or to know your eligibility ratio, contact Aussizz Group today!
The employer-sponsored visa allows Australian employers to sponsor specific skilled labour to serve their business needs
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