Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) (Subclass 187)

Under this scheme Australian employers in regional or low population growth areas of Australia, may be able to sponsor skilled foreign nationals for a permanent visa to be employed in their business. In order to be granted a visa the employee must be offered a job in a regional specified by postcode by the Department of Immigration.

Applicants can include highly skilled overseas workers or highly skilled workers already in Australia on a qualifying temporary visa. The application may also include dependent family members.

This visa application is a 3 stage process.