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Regional Sponsored Migration

Sponsoring overseas workers in regional areas


Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme

Subclass 187


If you’re a visa applicant or an employer in a regional, remote or low population growth area of Australia, the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) encourages migration to areas outside the metropolitan centres.

Fill vacancies with overseas workers


The RSMS allows Australian employers in regional, remote or low population growth areas of Australia to sponsor foreign skilled workers for permanent residence to fill skilled vacancies in their business.

The RSMS covers all of Australia except Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong and Melbourne.

Nomination and visa application


LRG Lawyers can help employers and visa applicants with all aspects of the nomination and application process for the 187 Visa. We provide advice and assistance in everything from seeking certification of your nomination by a Regional Certifying Body, as well as the nominee’s visa application.



In everything we do, we cut through the legal jargon. In preparing and lodging the nomination and visa application, we advise on the businesses eligibility to nominate an overseas worker to fill the nominated role.


The 187 Visa at a glance


The Subclass 187 Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme is a permanent residence visa which facilitates the nomination of overseas skilled workers to regional areas of Australia to assist with business skill shortages.

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If you’re a visa applicant applying for RSMS, or your business is located in a regional area and you’d like to take advantage of RSMS, please get in touch to arrange a consultation with our team of experienced Immigration Lawyers and Migration Agents.

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