187 Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme
This visa is part of the Employer Sponsored Skilled Migration program. It is also known as Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS). Australian government allows onshore Australian companies and/or organisations to employ skilled workers from overseas and sponsor them to live and work in Australia permanently. This is a permanent residency visa.
187 Visa Ranges: Other Australian cities, excluding Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, New Castle and Wollongong.
You might be able to get this visa if you:
have been nominated by an approved Australian employer in regional Australia (outside of the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney, Wollongong and Melbourne) within six months before you apply
are under the age of 50 at time of application lodgement, unless you are exempt
at time of application lodgement, have the required skills and qualifications for the position you have been nominated for – you must hold any mandatory registration, license or professional membership, or you must already be fully assessed as suitable by the relevant body
at time of application lodgement, have appropriate English language skills for Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) stream and Direct Entry (DE) stream unless you are exempt
meet health and character requirements
meet the requirements of the stream in which you apply.