This is permanent resident visa for skilled workers who want to work in regional areas of Australia. It is part of Permanent Employer Sponsored Visa program. For this visa, there are two steps.

  • Nomination by an approved Australian employer.
  • Application under the nominated stream.

Employer must nominate the applicant in one of the three streams and meet the requirements of that streams.


For subclass 457 visa holders who have worked for two years, while holding a subclass 457 visa, in the same occupation with their nominating employer (who has lodged a valid nomination with us under the Temporary Residence Transition stream), who wants to offer them a permanent position in that occupation.


  • People who have been nominated by their employer under the Direct Entry stream.
  • People who have never, or only briefly, worked in Australia.
  • Temporary residents who do not qualify for the Temporary Residence Transition stream.


For people nominated by an employer through a labour agreement.


You might be able to get this visa if you are travelling to Australia:

  • Applicant must have been nominated by an approved Australian employer in regional Australia (outside of the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney, Wollongong and Melbourne) within six months before you apply.
  • Applicant is under the age of 50 at time of application lodgement, unless you are exempt.
  • Applicant at time of application lodgement, have the required skills and qualifications for the position you have been nominated for – you must hold any mandatory registration, license or professional membership, or you must already be fully assessed as suitable by the relevant body.
  • Applicant at time of application lodgement, have appropriate English language skills :
  • (1)Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) stream & 5.0 band each in IELTS (or equivalent)

    (2)Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) stream & 5.0 band each in IELTS (or equivalent)

  • Applicant must meet health and character requirements.
  • Applicant must meet the requirements of the stream in which you apply.


You can nominate a skilled worker for this visa if:

  • You actively and lawfully operate a business in regional Australia (regional Australia does not include the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney, Wollongong or Melbourne).
  • You have a genuine need for a paid employee to fill a skilled position.
  • You offer a skilled position in the applicant’s field that is full time and ongoing for at least two years.
  • You pay a market salary rate.
  • You comply with Australian immigration and workplace relations laws.
  • There is no adverse information known about your business or any person associated with your busines


The holders of this visa can avail the following benefits:

  • Stay in Australia indefinitely
  • Work and study in Australia
  • Enrol in Medicare, Australia’s scheme for health-related care and expenses
  • Apply for Australian citizenship (if you are eligible)
  • Sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence
  • Travel to and from Australia for five years from the date the visa is granted (after that time, you will need a resident return visa or another visa to return to Australia).

As your Registered Migration Agent we provide:

  • A fair and honest eligibility assessment
  • Advice for your individual circumstances
  • Strategic immigration planning
  • Latest policy and legislative advice
  • Detailed costs and expenses
  • Advice on required documents
  • Forms and paperwork assistance
  • Prepare and lodge your application
  • Critical date and deadline monitoring
  • Liaise with the Department of Immigration
  • Keep you up to date with your application


  • Guidance with policy requirements
  • Support with sponsorship obligations
  • Prepare and lodge sponsor application
  • Compliance Monitoring
  • Critical date monitoring

At Asia Pacific Group, our global experts will ensure that everything right from your Visa application to paperwork is completely taken care of while you are looking forward to take care of your loved ones.