Skilled Migration in the Northern Rivers

Under the Department of Home Affairs’ Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS), RDA Northern Rivers performs the role of Regional Certifying Body, which entails providing advice to the Department about a nominating employer and how they meet the required criteria, including the inability to fill the nominated position locally. Nominated employees from overseas apply for the 187 visa, which is a direct entry stream (towards Permanent Residency). This visa program involves a minimum two-year commitment from both the employer and the employee.

General information about the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme is available from the Department of Home Affairs.

RDA Northern Rivers also assesses applications from prospective skilled migrations for the NSW Government nominated Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa (sub-class 489). Applicants are supported by RDA Northern Rivers and receive a State nomination if they meet the criteria and are qualified in an occupation that is considered to be needed in the Northern Inland region.

General information about the Skilled Regional 489 sub-class visa is available from the Department of Home Affairs.