Migration Tasmania

for business and skilled migrants

Karlo and Natalia

Employer Sponsored visa changes (subclass 187 to subclass 494)

With the introduction of the Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) (Subclass 494) visa due to commence on 16 November 2019, the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) (Subclass 187) direct entry stream visa will close to new applications at 11:59pm 15 November 2019.

The Tasmanian Government as a Regional Certifying Body (RCB) for RSMS (subclass 187) applications advises that:

  • all RCB applications should be submitted by Thursday the 31 October to ensure an outcome prior to the closure deadline; and
  • any applications received from 1 November will not be guaranteed an outcome by the closure deadline.

Any application outcomes not advised by the closure deadline will be automatically withdrawn and no longer processed.

Home Affairs strongly encourages all sponsoring employers/migration agents not leave lodging online to the last minute due to possible system maintenance. Check the system maintenance page prior to lodgement.