The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) subclass 187 visa is designed for employers to address skill shortages in regional and low population growth areas, this includes the whole of South Australia and Western Australia.
The RSMS visa is available to skilled workers from inside or outside of Australia. There are three main streams when applying for this visa:
- Direct Entry - for those who wish to apply directly for Permanent Residence from inside or outside Australia.
- Temporary Resident Transition - For those who have been working inside Australia, with the same employer, in the same position, for at least 3 years while holding a 482 visa. Transitional arrangements are available for certain 457 visa holders.
- Agreement stream - For those nominated by an employer through a labour agreement.