Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) Visa

The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) visa is a permanent visa and is for skilled workers from outside Australia or skilled temporary residents who live and work in regional Australia, meaning not in the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney, Wollongong and Melbourne and become permanent residents.

The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) visa has 3 streams, which are:

  • Temporary Residence Transition stream
  • Direct Entry stream
  • Agreement stream

Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) Visa – Visa Requirements

The sponsor employer will need to:

The applicant employee will need to:

  • be less than 50 years of age
  • be employed in a position specified by the Legislative Instrument IMMI 15/083 – Skill Level 1 to 3 (Direct Entry stream)
  • be employed in a position on the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL) (Temporary Residence Transition stream)
  • demonstrate that the employee meets the skills, qualifications and experience necessary to work in the nominated occupation; by being on a 457 visa for the last two (2) years (Temporary Residence Transition stream) or receive a positive Regional Certifying Body advice (Direct Entry stream) or meet the skills requirement under an agreement (Agreement stream)
  • demonstrate that the employee holds the licences and registrations necessary to work in the nominated occupation
  • meet the English language proficiency required for the nominated occupation; vocational English (Temporary Residence Transition stream) or competent English (Direct Entry stream)

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Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) Visa – Visa Charges

Nomination Charge
Base Application Charge
Additional Application Charge (18 and over)
Additional Application Charge (under 18)
$ 0
$3,600
$1,800
$ 900

Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) Visa