This information is taken from border.gov.au and is correct at time of publishing. Full article is available on: https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1/187-
The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) visa, or subclass 187 visa, is a permanent residence visa for skilled workers who want to work in regional Australia. It allows you to work in Australia under one of three streams:
Australia has announced the new skilled occupation list for the immigration intake program for the year 2017-18. The new occupation list takes effect on Saturday, 1st July 2017.
Applicants for General Skilled Mirgration are required to nominate an eligible occupation from the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List.
This information is taken from www.border.gov.au
On Friday 5 May 2017, the Government confirmed that, subject to the passage of relevant legislation, the temporary sponsored parent visa will be introduced during the 2017-18 Migration Programme year.
Skilled Migration Western Australia has announced the following:
New applications to certify positions for the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) nominations are temporarily suspended. New information will be posted on the migration portal as it becomes available. http://www.migration.wa.gov.au/services/skilled-migration-wa/occupations-in-demand
One of the steps required in order to apply for and potentially obtain an Australian Visa is to write an English test to prove that you’re competent enough to function in Australia, a country whose only official language is English.
One of the biggest questions South Africans looking to immigrate to Australia ask is, ‘How long does it take to process the visa application and move to Australia?’
It’s a difficult question to answer exactly because each Australian visa application is unique, and the time it takes to process all depends on what kind of Australian visa you are applying for and how many points you have to qualify for a visa through your Australian skilled visa assessment.