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June 29, 2017

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Did you know that the RSMS has a totally different occupation list?

June 29, 2017


Are you aware that the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) visa option is based on a different occupation list? 


The RSMS is designed to assist regional employers nominate skilled migrants to fill a full time vacancy when there is a genuine need for a pay employee in regional Australia. 


Applicants may be overseas or in Australia. 


The RSMS helps businesses in regional, remote or low population growth areas, outside the major metropolitan centres of Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong and Melbourne, to recruit skilled workers to fill positions that are unable to be filled from the local labour market.


The RSMS comprises a single visa - which has 3 streams:   

  • Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) - the Temporary Residence Transition stream is for UC-457 visa holders who have worked for their employer for at least the last 2 years and the employer wants to offer them a permanent position in that same occupation;

  • Direct Entry (DE) - the Direct Entry stream is for persons who are untested in the Australian labour market and are applying for an RSMS visa from outside Australia or are applying from within Australia but are ineligible for the Temporary Residence Transition stream

  • Agreement - the Agreement stream is for persons who are being sponsored by an employer who is a party to a labour agreement that is in effect.​


Click on the link below to see if your occupation is on the RSMS list:



Not sure if a company is located in a regional area - check the list below for the postcodes: 

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2016L00778 (Schedule B)


Still confused? Contact us today for a consultation where we can answer all your questions.


Monica Fernandes

Migration Law Specialist

MARN 1453596

Fernandes Migration

M: 0419 460 674

E: visas@fernandesmigration.com.au


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