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New Subclass 187 - Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa

Due to population pressure on major Australia cities, Australian Federal Government is recently promoting regional immigration schemes and forcing new immigrants to settle in country towns. Subclass 187 is for immigrants who want to settle in regional Australian areas. Data from the Department of Home Affairs shows that 87% of new immigrants tend to choose Sydney or Melbourne for their new home.

Eligibility for Subclass 187
  • Have relevant qualification, skills, and English language proficiency
  • Be nominated by an employer for a job in the regional area
  • Under the age of 45 years
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Subclass 187 Streams

There are 2 streams for Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa. Both streams lead to Australian permannet residence.
  1. Direct Entry stream
  2. Temporary residence transition stream
Application fee: AUD3,755/ (as per January 2019)

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