Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme Visa (Subclass 187) - Direct Entry Stream

This visa allows you to: Stay in Australia indefinitely Work and study in Australia Enroll in Australia’s public health care scheme, Medicare Sponsor eligible relatives to come to Australia Travel to and from Australia for up to 5 years Become an Australian citizen if eligible Newly arrived residents may experience a waiting period before accessing specific Australian Government payments and benefits.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you can apply for this visa from within or outside Australia.

Yes, you can include family members in your application when you apply, or add them later before a decision is made.

You must begin your employment within 6 months of either entering Australia if your visa was granted outside Australia or the visa grant date if it was granted in Australia.

No, there is no application fee to nominate an applicant for this stream of the visa, but the Skilling Australians Fund levy is required.

Approved nominations end if the employee does not apply for a subclass 187 visa within six months of the approved nomination.

Eligible businesses must actively and lawfully operate in regional Australia, have a genuine need for a paid employee in a skilled position, and comply with various legal and financial obligations.

The visa application cost for the Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) Visa is AUD33,895. Additional charges apply for each family member included in the application.

To be eligible for the Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) Visa, you must be old enough to receive the Australian aged pension.

Yes, as a sponsor, you can sponsor more than one parent for the Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) Visa.

Yes, a community organization can sponsor your visa application if there is a relationship between the organization and your child, the organization is lawfully established in Australia, and it meets certain financial and operational criteria.

Currently, there are no frequently asked questions available for the Aged Dependent Relative Visa (Subclass 114).