Regional Sponsored Migration Visa Subclass 187 Rules & Conditions

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RSMS Visa Rules For Direct Entry Scheme

Category 

Condition

Occupation 

The nominated occupation must be from the list of relevant skilled occupations provided by the home affairs department 

Work Experience 

Must have a work experience of at least 3 years in their occupation (exemptions possible)

Skill Assessment 

Applicant must have a positive skill assessment (exemptions possible)

Nomination 

The applicant must be nominated by an Australian employer

Age 

Below 45 years 

Health Requirements

Applicant must meet the health requirements set by the home affairs department 

Character Requirements 

Applicants and the family members with age 16 years or more must meet the health requirements set by the home affairs Australia

English Language Proficiency 

Applicant must have at least Competent English

Scores of IELTS, TOEFL iBT, PTE Academic, OET and Cambridge C1 Advanced test are acceptable. Please find the individual score requirements here.

https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-support/meeting-our-requirements/english-language/competent-english

RSMS 187 Visa conditions for Temporary Residence Transition Scheme

Category

Condition

Skills

Applicant must have the required skills for the occupation for which they are nominated 

Skill Assessments

To be provided if asked for 

Work Experience 

Full-time work for at least 3 out of 4 years (for those who have a subclass 457 visa before 18 April 2017 or subclass 482 visa) 

Full-time work for at least 2 out of 3 years (for those who have a subclass 457 visa from 18th April 2017)

Age 

Below 45 years (exemptions possible)

Current Visa 

Subclass 457 visa, Subclass 482 (TSS) visa, bridging visa A, B or C (after your Subclass 457 visa or Subclass 482 (TSS) visa expired) 

Health Requirements

Applicant must meet the health requirements set by the home affairs department 

Character Requirements 

Applicants and the family members with age 16 years or more must meet the health requirements set by the home affairs Australia

English Language Proficiency 

Applicant must have at least Competent English (exemptions possible)

Scores of IELTS, TOEFL iBT, PTE Academic, OET and Cambridge C1 Advanced test are acceptable. Please find the individual score requirements here. https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-support/meeting-our-requirements/english-language/competent-english

Other Subclass 187 Visa conditions that the main applicant must fulfil (applicable for both the streams):

  1. The applicant must be licensed, registered or a member of a professional body if the state or territory of Australia they want to work in requires it. 
  2. The applicants who are 18 years or above must sign Australia values Statement.
  3. The applicant must have read the “Life in Australia” Booklet as provided by the Home Affairs Department.
  4. The applicant must not owe any money to the government of Australia. If in case the applicant needs to pay money to the government, they must have a formal agreement for its payment.
  5. If the applicant’s visa was cancelled or refused in the past when they were in Australia, they might not be able to apply for this visa.
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