The subclass 187 visa was part of the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS). The 187 visa allowed Australian employers to sponsor foreign employees to live and work in regional Australia permanently. Areas outside of the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney, Wollongong and Melbourne are classified as regional in respect to the 187 visa scheme. The RSMS 187 visa was a great pathway to permanent residency in Australia.

Note: The 187 RSMS Scheme was closed to new direct entry applicants on 16 November 2019.  This visa was subsequently replaced by a subsequent skilled regional visa program, please contact us if you want more information about the current regional skilled migration.

Why choose Immigration Gurus for your 187 visa

  • We prepare your whole 187 visa application

  • Quality, expert advice on 187 regulations

  • Hundreds of successful 187 visa applicants

  • High Success rate

  • network of 187 eligible employers

RSMS 187 visa – the basics

  • Applicants must be less than 45 years of age when making the application
  • Be nominated by an approved Australian employer, who will sponsor them in a position in regional Australia
  • Have the required skills and/or qualifications to perform the position
  • Be paid the market rate salary
  • There are exemptions available in some circumstances. Please contact us to find out if you are eligible for the RSMS 187 visa scheme.

The 187 Visa has three streams

The entry stream that you are eligible for will depend on your current situation and will be evaluated by our team.

Temporary Residence Transition Stream

Direct Entry Stream

Agreement Stream