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Skilled Migration Update

We are currently accepting applications for Skilled Regional State Nomination (visa sub-class 489) for our region in selected occupations in Agriculture, Health (excluding nurses), Education and Metal, Building and Automotive Trades. These are detailed in our occupation list which is available on the Skilled Regional NSW Sponsorship page of our website.

Applications will only be open for a limited time period and may be closed without notice. While haste is understandable and, in some respects, appropriate, applicants and agents are cautioned that incomplete applications may result in an unsuccessful outcome.

Due to the commencement of the new Skilled Regional State Nominated visa sub-class 491 on the 16th of November, the last day that nominations for the 489 visa will be processed and invitations from the Department of Home Affairs will be issued will be 10th September.

We are processing applications as quickly as possible and they will all be completed before 3rd September. We understand that awaiting the outcome of an assessment can be stressful, however applicants are asked to not contact our office about the progress of their application before 26 August, so that we can focus on assessing applications.

Applications for certification assessment under the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) for employers seeking to nominate a skilled worker can be submitted until 11th November. This deadline will allow time for applications to be assessed for certification before this visa program is replaced on the 16th of November. Details on how to apply are available on the RSMS Employer Nomination page of our website. Information on the new Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa, while limited at this stage, are available on the Department of Home Affairs website.

If you have any queries about certifications for either of these visas after reading our website, our office staff are available to communicate with skilled migrants and employers on 6771 0700 or migration@rdani.org.au.

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