Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme-187

Independent, Employer Sponsored and Regional Visas.


This visa is a permanent residence visa which allows businesses in regional Australia to sponsor skilled workers overseas who will then live and work in regional Australia for a minimum period of 2 years.


Three Streams

 There are three streams in the Employer nomination subclass 186 visa.The first stream is for employees who hold a 457 visa and now want to apply for a permanent visa and is called the temporary residence transition scheme. The direct entry stream is for people who have not worked in Australia or have worked in Australia for a brief time.The agreement stream is for people who are nominated by an employer who has a labour agreement in place with the government.





You might be able to get this visa if you:

  • have been nominated by an approved Australian employer for a job in regional Australia (regional Australia does not include the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney, Wollongong or Melbourne)

  • are younger than 50 years of age, unless you are exempt

  • meet the skills, qualifications and English language requirements, unless you are exempt

  • apply under the stream for which you were nominated.


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