Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (Subclass187)

Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) is a permanent residence visa for those skilled workers who wish to work in the Regional areas of Australia. Regional areas are defined under the Migration law. This Visa requires applicants to be nominated by an Approved Employer. They must also meet Age, Skill, Qualification and English language requirements along with other certain requirements as per streams applicable.

This visa allows you to work in Australia under one of two streams:

1.Temporary Residence transition stream: This stream is available to those who are holder of Temporary skill shortage visa (TSS) or a Temporary work (skilled) visa (not under labor agreement). Applicant must fulfill the certain years of working requirements as per pre request visa category to be eligible for this stream.

2.Direct Entry Stream: If applicant is not eligible for Temporary Residence Transition stream, they can look for Direct Entry Stream, subject to satisfying the eligibility requirements. One of the critical requirement for this visa is 3 years of relevant work experience as minimum. Also this requires positive skill assessment for the occupation as defined in Immigration Instrument.