Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) – Subclass 187 Visa

 

The Subclass 187 RSMS visa is a permanent residency visa that requires the sponsorship of a nominating employer for a role that is located in ‘regional Australia’.

The main difference between a 187 RSMS visa and a 186 Employer Nominated Scheme visa is that for a 187 visa, you need to be nominated by your employer to work in their business which is located in a part of regional Australia. Regional Australia is defined by postcode. Your nominated role must be performed in one of these eligible areas.

While only certain postcodes are eligible for RSMS in New South Wales (NSW), Victoria and Queensland, the entire states of Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and Northern Territory are deemed to be regional and eligible for RSMS. This means that you may be able to apply under RSMS even if you are  nominated to work for an employer in metropolitan Perth, Adelaide, Hobart, Canberra or Darwin.

There are two separate pathways or streams for the 187 visa. You can satisfy the requirements of either stream before applying for the 187 visa. The streams are called the Direct Entry stream, and the Temporary Residence Transition stream.

 

Main eligibility requirements for 187 visa

 

In order to obtain a 187 visa, the visa applicant and the employer will need to satisfy a number of requirements, including the following key requirements:

  • The visa applicant needs to perform the nominated role at the employer’s business premises which is located in a regional area. Regional areas which are eligible are defined by postcode. While only certain postcodes are eligible for RSMS in New South Wales (NSW), Victoria and Queensland, the entire states of Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and Northern Territory are deemed to be eligible
  • If the visa applicant is applying under the Temporary Residence Transition stream, then the applicant needs to complete 2 years of full-time work as a 457 visa holder
  • If the visa applicant is applying under the Direct Entry stream, then the role that the visa applicant is nominated to perform needs to align with an eligible ANZSCO occupation which are all ANZSCO occupations that specify a Skill Level of 1, 2 or 3
  • If the visa applicant is applying under the Direct Entry stream, then the employer will need to lodge an application to the relevant Regional Certifying Body to demonstrate that there is a genuine need for the visa applicant and that the position cannot be filled by an Australian citizen or permanent resident who is living in that area. This generally means that the employer will need to advertise the nominated role in the local newspaper and/or online for a period of 2-4 weeks
  • Visa applicant must satisfy the English requirement for this visa, or one of the available exemptions
  • Visa applicant’s salary must be consistent with the ‘Australian market rate’ for the nominated role

Please note that the above listed requirements are not the only requirements that the visa applicant and the employer/sponsor need to satisfy in order to obtain a 187 visa. The above does outline the key requirements.

 

 

Commitment that you make as a Subclass 187 visa applicant

 

In the visa application form, as the applicant, you are required to declare that you:

  • Agree to work in the nominated position for at least two years
  • Understand that if you as the applicant, or any family members included in the application or third parties acting your behalf, provide (or have provided in a previous application) false or misleading information, or bogus documents either knowingly or otherwise, the visa application will be refused and you may be subject to three year bar in relation to visas to which the fraud criterion applies. Any visa granted may be cancelled.

Effectively, this means that when your visa application is lodged, you must have the intention to work for your sponsoring employer in your nominated role for at least 2 years from the date that the 187 visa is approved.

What are the consequences if you end your employment before completing 2 years following the approval of your visa? Have a read of this post which explains the potential consequences.

 

Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) stream

 

To apply under the Temporary Residence Transition stream, you need to complete two years of employment with the employer that sponsored you for your 457 visa. Employment with a different 457 visa sponsor cannot be counted towards the two years. You need to have been working in the role that you will be sponsored for under the Subclass 187 visa application for at least 2 out of the last 3 years (excluding periods of unpaid leave).

 

English language requirement – TRT stream

 

You need to have ‘vocational’ English language ability which is satisfied if any of the following applies to you:

  • If you hold a passport from the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Ireland or New Zealand; or
  • The English examination scores that you need to achieve for Vocational English are as follows:
Listening Reading Writing Speaking
IELTS 5 5 5 5
TOEFL iBT 4 4 14 14
PTE Academic 36 36 36 36
OET B B B B

 

You are exempted from having to satisfy the English language requirement if:

  • You are a Minister of Religion nominated by a religious institution, or
  • Your guaranteed annual earnings for your nominated position is at least equivalent to the highest current Australian individual income tax rate (currently $180,001 per annum), or
  • If you have completed at least 5 years of full-time study in a secondary and/or higher education institution where all the tuition was delivered in English

 

Direct Entry (DE) stream

 

To apply under the DE stream, the following needs to be satisfied:

  • The tasks required (and accordingly the nominated position) corresponds to an occupation at an ANZSCO skill level of 1, 2 or 3. These skill levels generally correspond to occupations which are managerial, professional, or trade based.
  • There is a genuine need for the nominator to employ this employee and that the position cannot be filled by an Australian citizen or permanent resident who is living in that area. Applicants need to show, amongst other criterion, that the position is required and genuine given the nature of the employer’s business, the business’ size and operations, whether the business is expanding or diversifying their activities and whether there is a vacancy in the business. Some Regional Certifying Bodies require evidence of advertisement and responses to them from job applicants to demonstrate that the position had been advertised locally and that no suitable candidate was found.
  • The relevant Regional Certifying Body (RCB) has approved the relevant 187 nomination application.

 

Regional Certifying Bodies (“RCB”)

 

A RCB is required to provide advice to the Department in relation to whether the above criteria have been satisfied, that is, the position is genuine given the nature of the business and the position could not be filled by an Australian permanent resident or citizen. They basically conduct their own assessment using similar evidence as that provided for the 187 nomination application, and any additional supporting evidence as specified by the relevant RCB.

RCB application and approval is only required for the 187 DE stream. It is not required for the TRT stream.

Each region has its own RCB and you need to choose the appropriate RCB to conduct this assessment based on your employer’s location (a list of RCBs can be found here). It is also important to note that most RCB charge a fee for this service.

 

Relevant work experience

 

The work experience requirement was recently changed. Previously, for certain trade occupations such as Cook, Chef, Plumber etc., you needed to demonstrate 2 years of on-the job training completed as part of your course, or 2 years of relevant work experience.

For these trade occupations, the visa applicant now just needs to demonstrate that he or she has the relevant qualifications or relevant work experience to satisfy the ANZSCO framework. If the applicant relies on an Australian qualification, that qualification must be as specified within the ANZSCO framework for that occupation. For example, if the nominated position were that of a cook (ANZSCO 351411), the applicant must demonstrate one of the following:

  1. hold a relevant AQF Certificate IV or
  2. hold a relevant AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on the job training or two years of post-qualification work experience or
  3. have at least 3 years of relevant experience.

 

Skill Assessment

 

A skill assessment for your nominated occupation is generally not required unless your nominated occupation is one of these listed trade occupations. If your nominated occupation is one of these listed trade occupations, then you need a positive skill assessment or you need to have a relevant Australian qualification that satisfies that ANZSCO requirement.

 

English language requirement – DE Stream

 

The English language requirements for the Direct Entry and Temporary Residence Transition streams are different.

You need to have ‘competent’ English language ability which is satisfied if:

  • If you hold a passport from the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Ireland or New Zealand; or
  • The English examination scores that you need to achieve for Competent English are as follows:
Listening Reading Writing Speaking
IELTS 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT 12 13 21 18
PTE Academic 50 50 50 50
OET B B B B

 

You are exempted from having to satisfy the English language requirement if:

  • You are a Minister of Religion nominated by a religious institution, or
  • Your guaranteed annual earnings for your nominated position is at least equivalent to the highest current Australian individual income tax rate (currently $180,001 per annum)

 

Common eligibility requirements

 

Irrespective of whether you are applying under the Direct Entry or Temporary Residence Transition stream, you need to satisfy these common requirements:

  • You can apply for this visa if you hold a substantive visa, or a bridging visa A, B or C. If you hold a bridging visa, you won’t need to address Schedule 3
  • Age requirement
  • Equivalent terms and conditions of employment
  • If it is compulsory for you to obtain registration or licencing for you to practice in your nominated occupation, then you need to obtain this at the time of your application

 

Age requirement

 

You need to be under 50 years of age at the time that you lodge your application. There are only a few allowed exceptions to this requirement for those applicants that are 50 years of age or over which are outlined below:

  • Ministers of religion nominated by a religious institution
  • Researchers, scientists and technical specialists at ANZSCO skill levels 1 or 2 who have been nominated by an Australian government agency
  • Senior academics employed by a university in Australia
  • And for Temporary Residence Transition stream only: Persons holding subclass 457 visas, who have a) worked for their nominating employer for at least the 4 year period preceding the visa application and b) been paid at least the Fair Work High Income Threshold (as of 1 July 2013, this amount is $129,300) for each of these 4 years

 

Equivalent terms and conditions of employment

 

  • Your sponsoring employer needs to demonstrate that the terms and conditions of your employment are no less favourable than the terms and conditions of employment for an equivalent Australian citizen or permanent resident (known as the ‘market rate’ requirement). Your employer can show this by providing a copy of the contract of an Australian citizen or permanent resident that is working in the same position and location as your nominated role under the Subclass 187 visa application (other evidence of the Australian’s salary may be acceptable such copies of payslips or payment summaries).
  • If there is no much equivalent Australian, then your employer can provide evidence of what the Australian market salary rate is for your nominated role and show that your guaranteed annual salary is at least equal to the market rate (e.g. provide salary survey data for your industry and role).

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Dependents who are over 18 – Functional English language ability

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This applies for both the DE and TRT streams.

All adult dependents who are over 18 years of age will need to demonstrate ‘functional’ English language ability. This can be demonstrated in a number of ways:

  1. Achieve English examination results outlined below; or
  2. Complete all years of primary education and at least 3 years of secondary education at educational institutions in which all instruction was conducted in English; or
  3. Complete at least 5 years of secondary education at institutions in which all instruction was conducted in English; or
  4. Complete in Australia at least 1 year of full-time study or equivalent part-time study towards a degree, higher degree, diploma, or associate diploma at an institution or institutions where all the instruction was conducted in English; or
  5. Hold an award (being a degree, a higher degree, a diploma or a trade certificate) that required at least 2 years of full-time study or training; and all instruction (including instruction received in other courses for which the person was allowed credit) for that award was conducted in English.

Required Scores to establish Functional English are as follows:

Test component Average test score
IELTS 4.5
TOEFL iBT 32
PTE Academic 30

 

 

The application process

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You can only lodge an application using the Department’s online portal.

You can only prepare the online visa application form once your nominating employer has at least started to prepare the nomination application for your role (which is also prepared using the online portal). This is because you need the nomination application TRN which will be issued to your employer once they have started to prepare the nomination application.

You can lodge your visa application while you are inside or outside of Australia (but you won’t be granted a Bridging Visa A that is associated with your Subclass 186 visa application if you are outside of Australia at the time of lodgement).

After you have lodged the application, you upload the supporting documents electronically. As part of the initial application, you do not need to submit any actual paper work or forms. It is all online.

In my experience with NSW applications, normal processing time is 3-8 months.

 

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How much does this visa cost?

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The below is just a list of the relevant government lodgement fees:

  • 186 nomination application: $540
  • Base application fee: $3520
  • Additional applicant charge for each additional adult that is 18 years and over: $1760
  • Additional applicant charge for each additional adult that is 18 years or under: 880

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Secondary visa application charge (SVAC)

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This needs to be paid if anyone in your application who does not satisfy the English language requirement that applies to them. However, as the primary applicant, you need to meet the English language requirement. If you do not meet the English language requirement – then one of the exemptions outlined above must apply to you. If one of the exemptions apply to you as the primary applicant, then you need to pay the SVAC if you also do not have ‘functional’ English language ability.

This fee is paid at the time of decision so your case officer will contact you at the time that the payment is required.

As the primary applicant, if you don’t have functional English language ability, then the SVAC is $8,520. For other adult dependents that can’t demonstrate functional English, the SVAC is $4,520.

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Frequently asked questions

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  1. Q: For the TRT stream, can I count work that I completed under another visa like 485 and student visa?
    A: No
  2. Q: For the TRT stream, can I count work completed with a different employer?
    A: No
  3. Q: For the TRT stream, can I lodge my application before I complete 2 years of full-time work if I am close to completing 2 years?
    A: No – you must satisfy the 2 year requirement at the time of application

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150 thoughts on “Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) – Subclass 187 Visa

  1. Hugo

    hi there
    i got 187 in April 2014 and made redundant Dec.15. (after 1 year and 8 months)

    has been working another company since June.16.

    recently i applied for new job. but got answer says they can not hire the person who holding 187.

    1. after i got redundancy i called on 131 881 and asked what i need to do. basically they said nothing required.
    Is that count as “notification of employment changes” to Department as ?
    2. is there any right difference between 186 and 187 after 2 year?
    3. do I need to apply for 186 after 2 years on 187? (if i want to change my employer)

    thanks for your time

    Reply
  2. Robin

    Hi Peng,
    My RCB and nomination is approved in September 2016 . Now I have applied rsms 187 offshore in Oct 2016 .How long does it to approve visa ? Case officer is not yet assigned but My medical, AFP check certificate and indian police certificate is already done and uploaded with online visa application ..and also does case officer verify previous work experience or ongoing overseas employment ???

    Reply
  3. Cathy

    Hello Peng,
    My 187 visa was granted few months ago. But my employment was terminated with an unreasonable reason recently.
    If I make an unfair dismissal claim to fair work commission and fortunately win the case, is that possible that Immigration department will let me keep my 187 visa?
    Or can I find other sponsor job (187/186) to apply my visa again?

    Thank you

    Reply
  4. Hetal

    Hi
    I lodged 187 in February,2016 and not get any reply. It’s 10 months now, when I check on immi account it’s only show received date and my friend get result in 8 months .please could u tell me the exact processing time of 187

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Hetal,
      Sorry but there isn’t any set processing time – DIBP’s general response is that it will take the time necessary to assess all the legal requirements if you call them.
      PC

      Reply
  5. sam

    hey,
    I applied for RSMS 187 subclass visa and I include my wife also. I live in australia while my wife is in India and we are married from last 2 years. If i get PR in Aus then my wife will also get PR straight or she has to wait couple of year to get PR and citizenship.

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Sam,
      The Department should grant you both permanent residency visas if you satisfy the relevant visa requirements.
      PC

      Reply
  6. zinna

    Hi Peng, I got 187 nomination approval on 7th of November 2016. I left Australia on 23rd of November 2016, i need to apply my visa offshore because i got s48 bar. I did apply the visa on 7th of December 2016, it means 2 weeks after i left Australia. do you know how long it will take immigration to process my visa please? Thank you!

    Reply
  7. Donna

    Hi Peng,

    Thank your for your kindly reply much appreciated:)
    Just two more questions. I have checked on MY VEVO website, I had typed in my TFN for my current student visa that the status is appeared as ‘in effect’, which is correct.
    However, while I typed in of the TRN for my 187 Visa, I cannot find any of the information and it just kept telling me that I typed in incorrect information while the TRN I typed in is correct.

    I’m really confused. so I just wondering :
    1. Are there any other ways to look for my current 187 Visa stage ?
    2. Or is it because I’m still using My student visa while I’m waiting for the 187 Visa to be granted, hence the processing status of 187 Visa will not be appeared on VEVO website?

    Regards,
    Donna

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Donna,
      You would need to log into the Immiaccount that was used to lodge the applications to check the current status – you can’t check this through VEVO.
      PC

      Reply
  8. Julian

    Hello,

    Just wondering who should cover the fees for a 187 visa application. The company? the employee or both?

    My second question: If after a year or some time after being working with the company, can I be Hired by another company without losing my visa? If so, in wich cases?

    Thank you

    Reply
  9. Naresh

    Hi Peng,
    I am a qualified Automotive Electrician and working in a Regional Australia NSW. I am currently in 485 visa and it expires in a christmas day of 2016 (1month) My Employer is going to sponsor me in a permanent position under 187 visa and All the documents are ready for RCB, Nomination and Visa application. Could you pls suggest me if i have enough time for 187 visa? can RCB, Nomination and Visa application is possible in a month time?
    Many thanks
    Naresh

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Naresh,
      You will get a bridging visa if you lodge a valid 187 visa application, which will allow you to remain in Australia until the Department makes a decision for your visa application.
      PC

      Reply
  10. Khin

    Hi Peng
    Please if,

    After getting approval 187 from first employer to second,can I change employer for keeping same position in another regional areas???will be there any risk if first employer comlpaint?? Please answer…. Ta

    Reply
  11. Max

    Hi !

    My girlfriend has actually a WHV. Her boss is ok to sponsor her (with a VISA 187 RSMS), but he still needs to get approved first to do so. She just have 2 weeks before her visa ends, and she may not have enough time to lodge her application.

    I would like to know if the following is possible :
    – She applies for a visitor visa, that will be denied because she’s in Australia for almost 2 years now.
    – Following the visa rejection, she will have a bridging visa A for 28 days until she leave the country.
    – While she has this bridging visa A, her boss has more time to lodge an application to get approved for a sponsor, and when it’s done she could lodge a visa 187 application.

    So, is it possible to lodge a visa 187 application while having a bridging visa A granted after a visitor visa rejection.

    Thanks for your help.

    Max

    Reply
  12. Nishan

    Hii Peng
    I applied 187 nomination in dec 2015 but did not hear anything from immi. Can you please tell me how long it can take because its already been 9 months.
    Secondly Than I applied visa in May 2016 ( after 5 month of nomination) i wana know Can the grant my visa at same time or it will take another 5 month. Thanks.

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Nishan,
      Department’s processing time is around 7-9 months.
      Sorry but there isn’t any set processing time – DIBP’s general response is that it will take the time necessary to assess all the legal requirements if you call them.
      PC

      Reply
  13. Peter

    Hi Peng Cheng,

    Hope you are well. I am on 187 visa, however I would like to take a second employment outside the regional area whilst maintaining my current 187 work. Is there any problem on this? As far as I can see, there is no obligation bounded by employee to take up a second employment opportunity. On top of this, what happened if my second employment income would exceed my current RSMS work? Do you think Immigration will make it a big deal?

    Many thanks
    Peter

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Peter,
      I am on 187 visa, however I would like to take a second employment outside the regional area whilst maintaining my current 187 work. Is there any problem on this? You are allowed to have a second job.
      On top of this, what happened if my second employment income would exceed my current RSMS work? Do you think Immigration will make it a big deal? I’ve never heard of the Department raising this as an issue.
      PC

      Reply
  14. Singh

    Hi Peng I am on 187 visa my citizen is due in November2016 I m living 70 km away from my job I drive everyday to the job. is any problem when I am going to apply my citizen because bought area have different councils

    Reply
  15. SATINDER SINGH

    Hi Peng ,

    I live in Perth(WA) i have done certificate 4 in business (six month duration at TAFE ) and then DIp of Business and Dip of Management(both together at same time six month duration at TAFE ) and i have two years part time experience as a manager Do i meet the qualification and experience requirement to apply for 187 visa if my employer willing to sponsor me .

    Kind Regard’s
    SATINDER

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Satinder,
      Your diploma qualification may be sufficient if your nominated occupation is retail manager.
      However we would need to complete an assessment before we can advise in relation to your visa options.
      Please see Contact Us page and in relation to our Consultation Service – feel free to contact us if you need advice in relation to your visa options.
      PC

      Reply
  16. Raj

    Hi Peng i have done certificate 3 in asian cookery and diploma of haspitality management (asian cookery ). I want to apply for RSMS 187 as a chef will my qualification satisfy my criteria or i need certi iv in cookery or 2 years work experience .Please guide me is my qualification satisfy immi requirement as a chef.i dont have any work exp

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Raj,
      Your diploma qualification may be sufficient if your nominated occupation is 351311 Chef.
      However we would need to complete an assessment before we can advise in relation to your visa options.
      Please see Contact Us page and in relation to our Consultation Service – feel free to contact us if you need advice in relation to your visa options.
      PC

      Reply
  17. Andre

    Hello Peng!
    How are you?

    My question is, if I apply for the visa 187 and I am currently in the student visa, during my bridging visa I will carry my student visa requeriments?? For example during my bridging visa I will just be able to work 20 hours per week or can I start work full time straight away??

    Thank you in advance.

    Andre Romano

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Andre,
      Lodging a 187 visa doesn’t affect your student visa. While your student visa is valid, you are subject to the conditions of this visa. Your bridging visa with full work rights will come into effect when your current visa expires.
      PC

      Reply
  18. joyce

    Hi Peng, we are currently on a student visa (my husband being the main applicant). My husband will be sponsored by his employer through RSMS DE stream after he finishes his Dipoma in Childcare this month. Our current visa will expire soon, 16/08/2016. Now I have a couple o questions:

    1. Can my husband’s employer lodge a nomination even before he finishes his course?

    2. Knowing that the nomination and visa application can be lodged at the same time, is it of 100% assurance that we will be provided a bridging visa before our current visa expires?

    3. I have been working in an aged care facility and I honestly have worked more than my allowed 40 hours a fortnight for some months (December 2015 until first week of February 2016), until my manager informed me last February that I can’t. Although my year to date tax only amounts to $2,000. Is there any way that the immigration will find out about this and might affect the decision on our application?

    Thank you so much for your help!

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Joyce,
      1. Yes since the nomination is linked to the employer.
      2. You should if you lodge a valid application.
      3. Sorry we don’t know the Department’s internal processes.
      PC

      Reply
  19. Sarah

    Hi Peng,

    I have a query regarding my eligibility for a 187 visa. Does ‘personal assistant’ qualify? It is not listed in the Consolidated Occupation List, however IS listed on the relative legislative instrument as ANZCO skill level 3 (as referenced on the government immigration website). My employer is keen to sponsor me how we I’ve received conflicting information regarding whether I am eligible as a personal assistant.

    I’m a uk citizen currently on a 461 visa if that makes any difference.

    Thank you for your help in advance – the information online is very confusing!

    Thanks
    S

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Sarah,
      The following occupation is eligible under the 187 visa: 521111 Personal Assistant
      PC

      Reply
  20. Dev

    hi peng
    I applied 187 in last December 2015.. I submitted all my documents just the form80 left,can yu pls tell me that I should submit it now or wait until co asked for that.And one morr pls we done our medical in advanced for my whole family but how can we know that there is no pblm with our medical ,it’s already 2 months gone..pls reply

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Dev,
      You can either provide Form 80 with your application, or wait and see if your case officer asks for this.
      I don’t think that you can access the health results – your case officer will let you know if there are any issues.
      PC

      Reply
  21. Caddie

    Hi!
    I have a question visa 187. I have been granted visa subclass 187 October 2013 and have finished 2 years for my employer. Now my employer says that I have to work another 2 years. They say because I got PR November 2015 and the 2 years starts when I get PR.
    My Question : Does 2 years working with my employer start when visa granted or after I get Permanent Residency? All the information I have find I read out is after granted visa 187 and have to work for my employer at least 6 months after I have got my PR and that will be over at mid May.

    Best Wishes,
    Caddie

    Reply
  22. Josefine

    Hi Peng!!

    I need your help….. I was applying as an Internal Auditor this year 2016, but VETASSES was negative and they highly recommended me applying as a “change of profession” named: ANZSCO 224999 Information and Organisational Professionals nec., because my last employment was mostly based on Compliance Officer / Risk Specialist / Internal Controller. It will be good idea applying for this rare code?

    Also, my current employer is willing to sponsor me as an Internal Auditor, so it could be risky going for 457 as an Internal Auditor with the previous Vetasses’ answer?

    Please I really appreciate any comment about that,

    Thank you very much,

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Josefine,
      You don’t need a skill assessment for a 457 visa application if the nominated occupation is internal auditor.
      Sorry but I can’t advise in relation to your visa options just based on the above information.
      Please see Contact Us page and in relation to our Consultation Service – feel free to contact us if you need advice in relation to your visa options.
      PC

      Reply
  23. Peter

    Hi Peng ,

    Needing a bit of advice from you , our 187 visa is currently in process with immigration for the last 4 months , my employer who sponsored is wanting a to retire and close down the business, I don’t have problems in finding another job as there is already another job been lined up in the same field that I am in currently. My main worry , will this affect the outcome result with immigration .
    Your advice and thoughts to my situation is highly appreciated. Thanking you.

    Reply
  24. Raj

    Hi,
    I just want to for RSMS application how old business we need??? Some people said at least 6 month and some said no we don’t want old businesa

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Raj,
      The business just needs to be lawfully and actively trading – there is no requirement for the business to be open for a period of 6 months.
      PC

      Reply
  25. Raj

    Hi Peng Cheng,

    I’m currently on a 457 visa on another occupation list. I have been offered a different occupation in the regional area.
    Just wanted to know if I can start working after my RSMS 187 nomination is approved?
    Thank you.

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Raj,
      No because you would still be holding a 457 visa and you can only work for your current 457 visa sponsor. Your 187 visa would only replace your 457 visa after the 187 visa is granted.
      PC

      Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Nikki,
      That qualification should allow you to satisfy the qualification requirement for a 187 visa if you are applying as a restaurant manager, but we would need to complete an assessment before we can confirm that you can confirm you satisfy this requirement – please see Contact Us above information in relation to our consultation service.
      PC

      Reply
  26. aman

    hi Peng , last week i got RCB( 187 visa) now i want to apply for just nomination ( not for visa file because i have one year student visa ) so my question is what documents need for only nomination approval ???? do they need my educational and ielts documents ????? because my agent is saying that he need my documents after approval plz help……..thanks

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  27. Sukhneet

    Hello sir.
    I have cert. 3 & 4 in patisserie. 6 in each. I have also 3 yrs. Exp. In both making bread & pastry. I just want to know that can Brumby bakery or bakers delight sponsor me. Someone told me that they can’t do you because u r a pastry cook. They can only do to bakers. Thx in advance for your precious advise.

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  28. Anu

    Dear Pang,

    I’ve done hairdressing in Australia including certificate III, IV & salon management. Do I need any kind of work experience if I want to apply for 187 visa as a hairdresser or a salon manager? Do I need to do skill assessment for same position?

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    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Anu,
      Hairdresser – you don’t need a skill assessment or experience if you have a relevant cert IV from an Australian education provider.
      Salon manager – you don’t need a skill assessment or experience if you have a relevant diploma or higher qualification.
      PC

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  29. Danny Ong

    Hi there! I recently try to apply for RSMS 187 visa as my student visa will expire on 21th of September but the problem is I couldn’t achieve my IELTS band score so I can’t lodge my application in.
    what I am going to do is trying to extend my student visa, which I am going to enroll for another Advance Diploma course ( I just finish the Diploma course ) and the course will finish in 52 weeks time.
    My question is if I am holding a student visa for one year but in the mean time I got my IELTS, Am i available to lodge my RSMS 187 visa in and keep study for the course that i enrolled
    Because everything is ready, just waiting for my ielts.
    Thanks

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    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Danny,
      You can lodge a 187 visa application as a student visa holder as long as your student visa doesn’t have a condition which prevents you from lodging such an application – this would be called a no further stay condition which would appear on your visa if it applies.
      PC

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  30. Narinder

    HI
    Could you please tell me i have applied ENS under 187 visa and i have started work as an accountant . I have a condition of 8104 and i am working here full time do i have to reduce my hours in order to get approved my ENS .
    Is Immigration will check my working conditions. .
    I have applies this June 2015 what is the processing time these days.
    Waiting for your reply
    Thank you

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    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Narinder,
      Sounds like you may be breaching your visa conditions. Breaching your visa conditions can affect your eligibility for future visas. We would need to complete an assessment before we can advise on this matter – please see contact us page.
      Processing time is around 3-6 months.
      You don’t need a skill assessment for a 187 visa if the nominated occupation is accountant.
      PC

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  31. Peng Cheng Post author

    Hi Noelyn,
    Police clearances are valid for 12 months from the date of issue. Your case officer will let you know if you need to provide another police clearance.
    PC

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  32. Nam

    Hi Peng,
    plz let me know one of the restaurant owner wants to sponser(187) me asa restaurant manager while i hold a diploma of management and have not any paid experience.It is an Indian restaurant and recently opened.Can he sponser me.Any information will be appriciated.
    Regards,
    NAM

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