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Regional Sponsor Migration Scheme Subclass 187

The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme Subclass 187 Visa can be used by business owners in Australia who have been unable to fill positions of their organization through the local labor market to fulfill those vacancies through the recruitment of skilled workers from abroad. Sponsored members are allowed to settle in the country along with the family members for studying and working in Australia. Other benefits can also be availed. The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme Subclass 187 Visa is divided into two further streams: Direct Entry Stream and Temporary Residence Transition Stream.

Who is eligible for this visa?

Candidates who fulfill the criteria below can apply for this visa:

Company owners who wish to apply for this visa must provide evidence that they have been running a successful business in Australia for at least two years.

Who should apply for this visa:

Candidates must meet the following requirements to apply for this visa:

What this visa allows you to do in Australia?

The holders of this visa, have the permission to stay in Regional Australia (including Australian Capital Territory, Northern Territory, New South Wales, Western Australia, South Australia, Norfolk Island, Tasmania, Victoria, and Queensland) for an indefinite period. Visa holders are also permitted to enroll in Medicare (healthcare benefits offered by the Australian Government) and sponsor family members who meet the eligibility criteria for permanent residence in the country. Australian citizenship can also be acquired when you qualify.

Eligibility criteria for Regional Sponsor 187 Visa

Applicants applying for the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme Subclass 187 Visa must fulfill the following eligibility criteria:

Q&A’s For Subclass 186 Visa

Employer Nomination Scheme Subclass 186 visa holders are permitted to reside in Australia permanently.

It costs $4,400 to $5400 (paid in two parts) to apply for this visa.

It can take from 12 to 39 months to process a Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme Subclass 187 application.

If you possess either of the following and have been working full time in Australia, then you are eligible for applying for the Temporary Residence Transition Stream (TRT):

  • Temporary Skill Shortage Subclass 482
  • Temporary Work Visa Subclass 457

If your employer wants to sponsor you and you meet the criteria of the TRT stream, you are eligible to apply for the Direct Entry Stream.

In the case where the individual’s employer has engaged in a labor agreement with the Division, that allows permanent residence, the Labor Agreement Stream can also be applied for.

Yes, you need to inform about the changes in the set of conditions after you have filed an application. The changes could be birth, death, marriage, divorce, separation, new address or passport.

Whether you are in or out of Australia, you can apply for the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme Subclass 187.

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How Migration Agents Melbourne Can Help You?

Immigration Agents Melbourne is constituted of a team of experienced, dedicated, and qualified agents who analyze the personal circumstances for each client, after which they discuss the best-suited Business Visa options available according to the situation of the client. Our agents are experienced in some similar category visas which enables them to provide individual clients the most suitable possible solution based on their circumstances. We work to provide you with a comprehensive picture of whether you meet the eligibility criteria or not, and then complete your application for you to the Department of Home Affairs. The visa holder can reside, work, and even study in the country.