This visa is a permanent residence visa for skilled workers who want to work in regional Australia. It allows you to work in Australia under one of three streams:
This visa involves a two-step process, firstly, nomination by an approved Australian employer and then an application under the nominated stream. It is part of the Permanent Employer Sponsored Visa program.
The visa is a permanent resident visa. You can be in or outside Australia when you apply. If you are in Australia, you must hold a substantive visa or a bridging visa A, B or C.
The 457 visa is valid for up to 4 years, and extensions are possible. The 457 visa is subject to a condition 8107 work restriction and can only work for the sponsoring employer, unless a different employer lodges a new nomination for the employee. The visa can be cancelled if the employee ceases employment for more than 90 days, and the employee must maintain their health insurance cover.
The RSMS application Process consists of 3 Stages:
RCB Certification: the Regional Certifying Body will ensure that the position is genuine and in many cases require that the position has been advertised
Nomination: review of the business and position by the Department of Immigration
Visa application:there are three pathways, and generally the skill level is lower than for the ENS program. Applicants must be aged under 50, unless exceptional circumstances apply.
RSMS has a much higher refusal rate than ENS - the main reason for this is that self-lodging applicants miss vital visa requirements.
Please book an immigration consultation to find out how Migration Hub can assist with your RSMSapplication.