July 18, 2019

Closure of Subclass 187

The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) Subclass 187 will close from 16 November 2019.

The RSMS subclass will remain open for applicants who:

  • on 20 March 2019, held a Temporary Skill Shortage (Subclass 482) visa in the Medium-term stream, or was an applicant for a Temporary Skill Shortage (Subclass 482) visa in the Medium-term stream that was subsequently granted, or
  • on 18 April 2017 held a Temporary Work (Skilled) (Subclass 457) visa; or was an applicant for a Temporary Work (Skilled) (Subclass 457) visa that was subsequently granted.

Closure of Subclass 489

The Department has announced the transitional arrangements for the closure of the Skilled Regional (Provisional) Subclass 489 visa program. The following timeline has been provided by the Department:

Visa Subclass 1 July 10 Sept 11 Sept 15 Nov 16 Nov
Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (Subclass 489) Invitations can be issued

EOIs can be submitted

Nominations can be made

Applications for visas can be lodged

Last day to nominate and invite

Last day for EOIs

Applications for visas can be lodged

NO further nominations made

NO further invitations made

NO further EOIs submitted

Applications close

11:59pm 15/11/19

SC 489 Program closed

Transitional arrangements to SC 887 for existing SC 489 VH

Applications lodged prior to the 16 November 2019 cut off date will continue to be processed as usual.

Following the announcement of the 10 September 2019 cut off date, state, territory and regional authorities are beginning to provide information on their procedures in the lead up to the closure of the Skilled Regional (Provisional) Subclass 489 visa program.

South Australia DAMA

Immigration South Australia has indicated its Designated Area Migration Agreements opened on 7 July 2019.

The DAMA openings were delayed due to the technical issues that occurred last week caused by the large amount of traffic caused by the opening of applications for the General Skilled Migration program.

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