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Update for migration agents

18 June 2014

Skilled Migration Western Australia has released an update for all agents.

See the For migration agents page for further details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Processing arrangements for Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme

13 June 2014

Employer applications for certification advice for the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme are assessed in order of receipt.

Priority processing is not available.

See the page for current processing times.

If you apply for a Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa before receiving certification advice from Skilled Migration Western Australia, it is possible that your visa application may be finalised prior to receiving the outcome of the employer’s application for certification advice.

It is the responsibility of the nominee to remain lawfully in Western Australia pending the outcome of the process and visa decision.

All queries regarding work restrictions on current visas should be directed to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Visit their website at immi.gov.au or phone 131 881 for further details.

   

 

 

 

 

 

New Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme application form

18 December 2012

Skilled Migration Western Australia has launched a new and improved application form for nomination certification under the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme.

The new form includes added features such as the ability to save and resume an application.

The criteria for nomination certification remains the same, as shown in the checklist for assessment. For more information on the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme, please contact the Department of Immigration and Citizenship at wa.pse@immi.gov.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skilled Migration WA expands its Regional Certifying Body role to more Western Australian regions

12 November 2012

Skilled Migration WA has taken over responsibility of several regions from the Regional Development Commissions and is now the Regional Certifying Body (RCB) for the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) for the following regions in the State:

• Gascoyne;
• Great Southern;
• Kimberley;
• Mid West;
• Peel;
• Perth;
• Pilbara;
• South West; and
• Wheatbelt.

Regional Development Australia will continue to be the RCB for the Goldfields-Esperance region.

Employer nominations under the direct entry stream for RSMS in the regions listed above will need to be assessed by SMWA.

The direct entry stream is for applicants who have never or only briefly worked in the Australian labour market.

Nominations for the Temporary Residence Transition stream and the Agreement stream do not require RCB assessment.

For more information on the RSMS, please consult the Department of Immigration and Citizenship website or contact DIAC at wa.pse@immi.gov.au

   

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

New checklist for Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme

20 July 2012

The Department of Training and Workforce Development has released the 2012-2013 checklist for certification of positions under the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme.

Certification is only required for applicants going through the direct entry stream.

The direct entry stream is for applicants untested in the Australian labour market who are in Australia and do not hold a subclass 457, or have not held a subclass 457 for the last two years, or who are applying from overseas.

See the Requirements for Certification section of the website for the checklist and further details.

For more information on the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme, please contact the Department of Immigration and Citizenship at Wa.pse@immi.gov.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New criteria for Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme

1 July 2012

The Department of Training and Workforce Development has released the 2012-2013 checklist for certification of positions under the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme.

Certification is only required for applicants going through the direct entry stream.

The direct entry stream is for applicants untested in the Australian labour market who are in Australia and do not hold a subclass 457, or have not held a subclass 457 for the last two years, or who are applying from overseas.

See the Requirements for Certification section of the website for the checklist and further details.

For more information on the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme, please contact the Department of Immigration and Citizenship at Wa.pse@immi.gov.au