Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (187)

RDA Southern Inland will close from the 20th December 2018 - 3rd January 2019. 
During this period, we will be unable to process or provide assistance for any 489 or 187 visas. We will stop all processing of visas by COB 13th December and will recommence on Tuesday 8th January. 


This visa is a permanent residence visa for skilled workers who want to work in regional Australia. It involves a two-step process, firstly, nomination by an approved Australian employer an​​​d then an application under the nominated stream. RDASI certifies 187 applications under the Direct Entry Scheme.

The Direct Entry stream is for:

  • people who have been nominated by their employer under the Direct Entry stream
  • people who have never, or only briefly, worked in Australia
  • temporary residents who do not qualify for the Temporary Residence Transition stream.

You can be in or outside Australia when you apply. If you are in Australia, you must hold a substantive visa or a bridging visa A, B or C.

Find out more about the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) Visa here


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Goulburn - Main Office & Regional Migration



Shop 5, Central Arcade
158-162 Auburn Street
Goulburn NSW 2580

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RDA Southern Inland
PO Box 775
Goulburn NSW 2580