Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme 187
A permanent residence visa for skilled workers who want to work in regional Australia.
Nominated by an approved Australian employer for a job in regional Australia (in specified postcode areas and it does not include the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney, Wollongong or Melbourne)
1. The Temporary Residence Transition stream
Temporary Work (Skilled) (subclass 457) visa holders who have worked for visa holder’s employer in their nominated occupation for at least two years and visa holder’s employer wants to offer the visa holder a permanent position in the nominated occupation.
2.The Direct Entry stream
Those applicants who have never, or only briefly, worked in the Australian labour market temporary residents who do not qualify for the Temporary Residence Transition stream; or applicants with a nomination lodged with us before 1 July 2012.
3.The Agreement stream
The applicant is nominated by an employer through a labour agreement.
Visa length: Five years.