Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme Visa (subclass 187)
A standard non-refundable processing fee of $440 (includes GST) applies to all applications prior to processing.
The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme is a visa program that allows employers in regional, remote or low population areas to sponsor workers from overseas to fill skilled vacancies in their business.
RDA Central West is the Regional Certifying Body for the Central West NSW region which encompasses the 11 Local Government Areas of: Bathurst, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.
What we do as a Regional Certifying Body?
The only Visa that RDA Central West currently certifies is Visa subclass 187. This visa gives the skilled migrant permanent residency in Australia. Businesses are required to provide two years full-time employment to the migrant. For further information visit immi.gov.au
RDA Central West provides advice for processing applications on behalf of the Department of Immigration. We consider applications from regional businesses who are applying to the Department of Immigration to sponsor a skilled migrant to fill a skill shortage or occupations in high demand.
Documentary Requirements/Assessment Criteria
For a complete list of documents required to process Visa subclass 187 click here: RDA Central West Assessment List
You must also complete Form 1404 from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
For ease of processing, please do not staple the documents together.
Please mail all RSMS Visa applications to:
RDA Central West
PO Box 172
Orange NSW 2800
The RSMS Visa Officer is available to answer questions by phone on Mondays & Tuesdays, 9am-5pm on 6369 1600
We aim to process applications within 4-12 weeks, depending on current demand. To find out current processing times visit the Department of Immigration’s Skilled Migration Visa Processing Times webpage
What if my nomination doesn’t meet the requirements?
If we don’t assess your application as meeting the criteria we will inform you, however we are not in a position to provide details.
The Department of Immigration will reach its own decision having regard to our advice. The applicant will have the opportunity to provide the Department with additional documentation and have the ‘right to review’.
A standard non-refundable processing fee of $440 (includes GST) applies to all applications. Applications will not be processed until payment is received.
It is essential to reference the name of the nominating business with your payment. Please include a copy of the bank receipt payment.
We accept payment by:
Electronic Funds Transfer
We do not accept credit card payments.
RDA Central West
BSB: 032 833
Account number: 336867
Phone: 131 881