RSMS | Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme
 
 
 

Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme RSMS—Alice Springs

 
 
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The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) is a visa scheme that enables regional employers to employ skilled overseas nationals to fill genuine, full-time positions where it can be shown that these positions cannot be filled from within the local labour market.

There are 3 RSMS streams: the Direct Entry Stream, the Temporary Residence Transition Stream and the Agreement Stream. Each of these streams has different eligibility criteria, requirements and application processes.
Temporary Residence Transition Stream
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This streamlined visa pathway enables regional employers to nominate an overseas skilled worker for permanent residence if that worker:

  • is currently on a Subclass 457 visa working for the nominating employer; and
  • has held a Subclass 457 visa and worked for the nominating employer in the nominated occupation (or a very closely related occupation) for two (2) years.

Regional Certifying Body (RCB) assessment is NOT required for RSMS nominations under the Temporary Residence Transition Stream
 
 
 
Agreement Stream
 
This is a permanent residence visa pathway for applicants whose employer holds a labour agreement for the occupation in which they are being nominated. Applicants applying under this stream will need to meet the skills and experience, English language proficiency, age and other requirements in the applicable labour agreement.
The same conditions as for the Temporary Residence Transition Stream apply.

Regional Certifying Body assessment is NOT required for RSMS nominations under the Agreement Stream.
 
 
 
Direct Entry Stream
 
This is a permanent residence visa pathway that enables a regional employer to sponsor a skilled overseas worker directly from overseas or an overseas national who is in Australia but is not eligible to be sponsored under the Temporary Residence Transition Stream.

If you believe you may be eligible for this employer-sponsored visa, then Euro Migration Services can help you along your migration path. Contact us to discuss your immigration status and goals, and we’ll help you get started.