The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) Subclass 187 visa is available for skilled workers who are offered sponsorship in regional Australia – outside of Sydney, Melbourne, Wollongong, Newcastle and the Gold Coast.
The 187 visa is intended to fill skills shortages in regional areas, such as Cairns, allowing a suitable path for skilled immigrants to achieve permanent residency in Australia. Because of the need to fill regional skills shortages, the 187 visa has priority processing.
Once the 187 visa has been issued, the holder must remain employed with their sponsor in regional Australia for a minimum on two years before they will be granted permanent residency.
187 Visa Cairns – Is Regional Australia Where I Want to Be?
Absolutely! Regional Australia is brimming with action and can be a great alternative to the busy, stressful city life. In our experience, most of our clients enjoy the pace and lifestyle of regional Australia and find themselves settling outside of the city once they have completed their 187 visa. Another bonus to living outside of the major cities is the price of living in a lot less and the wages are still relatively high.
If you are a skilled immigrant and are employed, or looking to be employed in regional Australia, contact the Guru team today and see if you qualify for the RSMS 187 visa.