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REGIONAL SPONSORED MIGRATION SCHEME

The RSMS is designed to allow employers in regional areas of Australia to sponsor employees who are not Australian citizens or Permanent Residents for a permanent visa.

As with the ENS there are two most commonly used streams – the Temporary Transition Scheme and the Direct Entry Scheme.

There are common criteria that apply to both streams such as health/character and meeting public interest criteria.

NOMINATION REQUIREMENTS for the Temporary Transition Scheme include:

• The employer identifies a person who holds a sc457 which was nominated by the same employer and the person has worked for that employer for a minimum of two years in an occupation that has the same unit group code as that of the currently proposed occupation
• The employer will offer a minimum two year contract from date of visa grant
• Terms and conditions will be equal to that offered to an Australian citizen or Permanent Resident
• The employer needs to meet certain training benchmarks

VISA APPLICANTTemporary Resident requirements include:

• Age under 50
• Prescribed level of English language ability – exemptions may apply
• Nomination is approved and current
• Position is in regional Australia
• 457 visa requirements as above
• Occupation is on the appropriate skilled occupation list

VISA APPLICANTDirect Entry requirements include:

• Age under 50
• Competent English – exemptions may apply
• Nomination approved and current
• Occupation is on the appropriate skilled occupation list
• Meets specific skills assessment criteria depending on situation

The Government Visa Application Charge (VAC) for the primary applicant is currently $3600 + 0.98% Credit Card Surcharge

If you would like more information on the RSMS scheme or perhaps a free assessment of your eligibility for this scheme contact us now.

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