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Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme Visa - Subclass 187

This visa requires you to be nominated by an employer for a position in Regional Australia. Your employer must have sponsored you to work full-time on your subclass 457 or subclass 482 visa for at least 3 of the four years before nominating you for the subclass 187 visa.

If you hold a subclass 457  visa on 18 April 2017, your employer must have sponsored you to work full-time for at least 2 of the three years before nominating you for this visa.

You are exempt from this criterion if any of the following applies to you:

  • If you are nominated as an academic (university lecturer or faculty head at Academic Level B, C, D or E) by a university in Australia
  • If you nominate as a scientist, researcher or technical specialist at ANZSCO skill level 1 or 2 by an Australian scientific government agency
  • If you are a subclass 457 or TSS visa holder and have been working in the nominated occupation for the nominating employer for at least the last three years, and your earnings were at least as much as the  Fair Work High Income Threshold  for each year of that period
  • If you are a medical practitioner, who has worked in your nominated occupation for at least three years as a 457 or TSS visa holder. For two of those years, you employ in regional Australia. The nominated position is in regional Australia

The age limit for this visa is under 45 years. However, If you held (or had applied for and were later granted) a subclass 457 visa on 18 April 2017, you can still apply for this visa if you are under 50 when you apply.

Our Service

Dyson and Associates have assisted a great many clients in achieving permanent residence for this long-standing visa subclass. We have built up an excellent record of success, and we enjoy many referrals from clients who appreciate what we have achieved for them. It would be our pleasure to do the same for you.

If you do have an interest in this visa, or would like more information, please register your interest below, and we will get back to you.

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Frequently asked questions

Do I get a FREE consultation?

Yes. Your first consultation with our registered migration agent is free.

How long does it take to get a booking confirmation?

On average it may take between 3 hours to 24 hours to get a booking confirmation on weekdays.

Any request received on weekends and public holidays will be confirmed on the next business day.

Am I going to get advice from a registered migration agent?

Yes. All our migration agents advisors are registered with OMARA - Australia's Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority and abide by the migration agents' code of conduct.

How can I get a status update on my application process?

Your case officer will keep you informed of any progress on your visa application through emails and phone calls.

Note: The Visa Office will not respond to requests for a status update. They will only contact us if they require more information, such as medical checks and police checks. Otherwise, we need to wait until we hear anything back from the Visa Office.

If you would like to discuss an urgent matter with your case officer then, please click here and fill in the primary applicant's contact details and your case officer will get in touch with you shortly.