Employer Sponsored Visas (Work Visas and Sponsorships)
Regional Sponsorship Migration Scheme (RSMS)
Visa Subclass 187
This is a very popular visa pathway as it is exclusive for skilled workers who are sponsored by an Australian company that is located in a regional area of Australia. All of Northern Australia is considered as regional! The position needs to be approved by a Regional Certifying Body, but otherwise the skill level criteria are lower than for an ENS visa. The RSMS visa is a permanent visa, but is subject to cancellation if the employee leaves employment within 2 years of obtaining the visa. The applicant can be inside or outside of Australia at the time of application and at the time of grant.