Skilled Migration

Regional Development Australia – Far South Coast (RDA FSC) is the Regional Certifying Body (RCB) for the Far South Coast of New South Wales. RDA FSC plays a key role in the assessment of both the regional sponsoring migrations scheme and the regional skilled visa program (SRS 489)

PLEASE NOTE:

Please note that RDA FSC and the RCB closes for the annual end of year shut-down from 4pm 14th December, 2018 until Tuesday 15th January, 2019. Our telephones and emails are not monitored during this time and no visa processing occurs during the shut-down.

ATTENTION: Please note that the Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa (SRS) 489 program for the NSW Far South Coast is currently suspended until early 2019. Due to this suspension, we cannot accept any further applications at present. We will announce the reopening of the program on this website and recommend that you monitor this site for further information.

The assessment process for all previously accepted applications will proceed as normal.

ALL REQUIRED INFORMATION TO FACILITATE A SUCCESSFUL 187 AND/OR 489 VISA APPLICATION IS AVAILABLE ON THIS WEBSITE. TO ASSIST US TO EXPEDITE OUR PROCESSING TIMES, PLEASE READ THIS INFORMATION CAREFULLY BEFORE CONTACTING US WITH AN ENQUIRY, AS MANY ENQUIRIES ARE COVERED BY THE INFORMATION BELOW.
NO REFUNDS ARE AVAILABLE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

SKILLED REGIONAL SPONSORED VISA (SRS) 489

ATTENTION: Please note that the Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa (SRS) 489 program for the NSW Far South Coast is currently suspended until early 2019. Due to this suspension, we cannot accept any further applications at present. We will announce the reopening of the program on this website and recommend that you monitor this site for further information.

The assessment process for all previously accepted applications will proceed as normal.

RDA FSC takes its role as the Regional Certifying Body seriously and recognises this responsibility in choosing the most appropriate applicants to be invited to our region.

This Visa is valid for up to four years for the applicant and their dependants. After two years of living in regional Australia, including at least 12 months full-time work in regional Australia; sponsored skilled workers may apply for the subclass 887 Permanent Visa – provided they meet Department of Home Affairs (DHA) requirements.

For Information on the Far South Coast Region, please download the Migrant Information Booklet.

REGIONAL SPONSORED MIGRATION SCHEME (RSMS) 187

RSMS allows Australian employers in regional and low population growth areas of Australia to address skilled vacancies in their business that they have been unable to fill locally by sponsoring skilled foreign workers for permanent residence.

RSMS covers all of Australia except Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Newcastle, Sydney, Wollongong and Melbourne.

Things you should know

For both the 187 and 489 Visas, please note that RDA FSC requires applicants to demonstrate their suitability via a complete and accurate application as per the requirements noted on this website. Inaccurate and/or incomplete applications will be assessed as unsuccessful. This RCB takes matters of identification seriously. Any anomaly or inconsistency in identification will result in an unsuccessful outcome. We are unable to seek clarification or request missing documentation – applications are assessed as submitted. You must ensure that ALL Essential Documentation is submitted with your application. Once your application has been submitted and you have received your acknowledgement e-mail, you are unable to add any further documentation. No refunds are given under any circumstances.

RDA FSC considers a range of other information when assessing each application including, but not limited to, the applicants previous employment experience, ranking in relation to other applicants, demonstrated character and employment opportunities currently available in the region. Please note that the RDA FSC Assessment Panel considers each application in light of these criteria.

With regard to the requirement for Certified Copies: PLEASE NOTE: Electronic documents are able to be certified under certain conditions according to the most recent Justice of the Peace Handbook (page 37). RDA FSC does not accept digital certificates.

According to RDA FSC, colour copies are not classified as certified.

If your documents are not in English, you will need to provide official translations.

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