The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) allows regional Australian employers to nominate international workers for permanent skilled positions in their business which cannot be filled as a result of Australian labour shortage.
There are two steps required for a RSMS 187 visa:
Step One: Nomination by the Employer
If you do not already have a regional Australian employer willing to nominate you, you can lodge an Expression of Interest through the DIBP Skill Select database. This will allow prospective employers and also State/Territory Governments to view your details and offer nomination.
The Australian employer may nominate you by demonstrating the following:
- They are actively and lawfully operating in regional Australia;
- They have a genuine need for a paid employee to fill a skilled position;
- They offer a skilled position in the your field that is full time and ongoing for at least two years;
- They pay a market salary rate;
- They comply with Australian immigration and workplace relations laws; and
- There is no adverse information known about the business or any person associated with the business.
There are a number of additional requirements that must be met at this stage, depending on the circumstances of the business and yourself. Results Migration can assist with identifying which requirements the business needs to meet.
Step Two: Visa Application
After a nomination has been approved, you must lodge your visa application within six (6) months. To qualify, you must:
- be less than 50 years of age;
- meet the prescribed English language criteria; and
- hold the necessary skills and qualifications for the nominated position.
Again, there are a number of additional requirements that may need to be met at this stage, depending on the circumstances of the business and yourself. Results Migration can assist with identifying which requirements you need to meet.
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