This visa is for skilled workers from outside Australia or skilled temporary residents who live and work in regional Australia. It has three streams.
People can apply for this visa if they:
The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa (subclass 187) is for skilled workers from outside Australia or skilled temporary residents who currently live and work in Australia. It is part of the permanent Employer Sponsored visa program.
To apply for this visa, you must:
There are exemptions relating to age, skills and English language ability. These depend on your nominated occupation, salary and past work experience.
If you do not have an employer who will nominate you, you can lodge an Expression of Interest through SkillSelect. Prospective employers and state and territory governments can then view your details and decide whether to nominate you for skilled migration.
If you owe the Australian Government money, you may not be eligible to be granted a visa until you have made arrangements to pay the debt.
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