The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) Subclass 187 will close from 16 November 2019.
The RSMS subclass will remain open for applicants who:
'Orphan' RSMS nominations lodged before 16 November 2019, will be taken to have been withdrawn on 16 November 2019 if:
The Department has announced the transitional arrangements for the closure of the Skilled Regional (Provisional) Subclass 489 visa program. The following timeline has been provided by the Department:
EOIs can be submitted
Nominations can be made
Applications for visas can be lodged
Last day for EOIs
NO further nominations made
NO further invitations made
NO further EOIs submitted
Transitional arrangements to SC 887 for existing SC 489 VH
Applications lodged prior to the 16 November 2019 cut off date will continue to be processed as usual.
Following the announcement of the 10 September 2019 cut off date, state, territory and regional authorities are beginning to provide information on their procedures in the lead up to the closure of the Skilled Regional (Provisional) Subclass 489 visa program.
RDA Central West - nominations closed, new occupation lists to be posted by 5 August 2019, with registrations opening on 5 August and closing on 9 August 2019.
RDA Northern Inland - applications currently closed, but may reopen if advised by NSW Government on 22 July 2019. Last date for accepting 489 applications 3 September 2019.
Source: MIA Notice 72 - 14 July 2019
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