Australian new visa RSMS

New Visa Options Available recent changes

The new economic year is already here and the Parliament has passed the recent proposal, where it looks like very small interest rates in Australia, which benefits the industry, will control 2019-20. The lower interest rates in the troubled residential industry in Australia may help boost fast rehabilitation.

Immigration modifications are still coming at a breaking pace and some relatively great fresh entry possibilities are available among all the alterations that will assist many people to get entry into Australia.

Australian new visa RSMS sc187

Perhaps the most crucial shift on the agenda for employers is the withdrawal of RSMS sc187 from 16h November 2019  and it will be substituted by the latest interim sc494 visa that presents some considerable alterations.  For a few purposes, the employer-sponsored Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) subclass 187 passport has lately created much publicity.

Subclass 494 visa

First, there has also been a great boost for enhanced developments, seeing some quicker decisions for more recent applications for RSMS 187 visas, while earlier, applications took more time to process. Secondly, in November 2019, improvements were made to remove the RSMS 187 visa and placed a special subclass 494 visa.

Several candidates holding sc457 or sc482 visas may have access to the RSMS after the closing date, but in both cases, there are provisional cut-off dates. A new list for Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme Visa (RSMS) has been implemented by the Department of Home Affairs as of March 18, 2018. 

Regional Occupations List

The Regional Occupations List (ROL) has 465 occupations, varying from primary school teacher to welfare staff and geologist to winemakers, intended at solving Australia’s requirements. This latest range of occupations applies to Subclass 187 visa, a permanent residence visa for qualified employees who want to work in Australia regionally and is applicable under one of two types: the Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) stream or the Direct Entry (DE) stream.


In order to qualify for this visa, the candidate will have to be nominated by an Australian employer in regional Australia, be under 45 years of age, and satisfy the criteria for skills, qualifications and English language. Candidates will also need previous job experience, and favourable evaluation of skills may be required.

There is also the new sc491 Skilled Work Provisional, which was confirmed as part of the Morrison government’s pre-election bulletins, along with the company supported sc494. All regional employers must note that the stance must be available for a period of 5 years in order to access the sc494; this is a long period of time.

Family visas (sc870)

The new family visas (sc870) are now available for applicants and this visa can be awarded for 3 years or 5 years and the price for the additional stay duration is higher.  Although there is no “family balance” test with this visa, the sponsor is subject to a fairly elevated household taxable income threshold of $83,454 and the regulations concerning the visa are strict, so the visa holder and partner should evaluate these carefully.

2nd and 3rd year working holiday visa

Other important innovations include the implementation of the 3rd year working holiday visa. Furthermore, you can now register for a visa for some countries up to the age of 35. Currently, if you finish 88 days (3 months) of work in some regions and particular job sectors, you can renew your Working Holiday for a second year. Working holiday providers on their second-year visa may renew their visa for another year after 1 July 2019, as per the Australian government. 

In order to qualify, they have to operate for 6 months in a designated geographic region in a given profession. To sum up, to apply for a second Working Holiday Visa, you will need to do 88 days of farm employment in your first year. Then, during your second year, you work 6 months to register for the third year. The sort of job that you’ll have to do to qualify for a third-year visa is the same as the job for the second-year visa.

All six months of the job must be done on or after July 1, 2019. So it is not possible to submit a good request before January 2020. While Australia had announced that Working Holiday Makers would raise their age restriction, this suggestion was adopted only for Canada and Ireland.

Canadians and Irish

As a consequence, Canadians and Irish now can register for a Working Holiday visa for the first or second year until they reach 35. Earlier, for Canadians, an Irish, the age threshold for acquiring a Working Holiday visa was 31. The age restriction continues to be 31 years of age for now for all other countries.  These are very beneficial modifications to the working holiday visa.