Please note: This visa is now closed to new applications.
The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme subclass 857 visa is applicable to those applicants who already are in Australia and in possession of a qualifying visa. Applicants under this subclass of the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme Subclass 857 visa must meet the below criteria:
- Be in possession of a qualifying visa.
- Have the appropriate qualifications for the nominated position (which are at least equivalent to an Australian diploma level.
- Be able to qualify for any mandatory licensing, registration or professional membership which allows you to work unsupervised and without further training.
- The position offered must be full time and for a least a fixed period of two years. A contract of employment or letter of appointment must be supplied to verify this.
- Be able to demonstrate functional English language ability.
- Be under the age of 45.
- Meet the health requirements.
- Be of good character.
- All applicants over the age of 18 need to sign and agree to the Australian Values Statement. Prior to signing applicants for this visa are required to have read, or had explained to them. Material is made available by the government on life in Australia which is contained in the Life in Australia book.
Getting advice on the Regional Sponsored Migration scheme subclass 857 visa
Your journey begins with an assessment, before you get your hopes up and spend considerable sums of money. The assessment will tell you whether Australia is even an option for you and if so which options and costs are involved.
Where you to go for your assessment and advice is clearly defined by the Australian Government. Agents in Australia must be licensed agents or exempt. For many reading this, the preference for obvious reasons will be to enlist the services of an agent in your home country. In doing so, we urge you to take care. There are too many stories of agents’ taking large suns of money under false pretences and avoiding this should be of paramount importance to you.
Simply put, only use agents that are correctly licensed. You can search for these here on the Migration Authority’s Website. Further beware of agents with DIBP numbers. A DIBP number does not mean an agent is registered – they are given this number purely for admin purposes.
You can also view our licensed immigration agent’s, Katrin Maja Maehl, registration here.
Contacting Intergate Emigration
You can order your assessment here or should you wish to get more details on Intergate and our process, feel free to call us on + 27 (0) 21 202 2800 or e-mail us here.