187 RSMS Visa for Perth UPDATE November 16, 2017:
Update on processing of Perth RSMS applications lodged prior to 17 November 2017 when Legislative Instrument IMMI 17/059 (which removes Perth as a “regional” area) comes into effect: NO RETROSPECTIVITY!
Following my representations to the Assistant Minister and the Department I have just received the following advice from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection:
The new Instrument applies to applications lodged from 17 November and will not be applied retrospectively.
Under the new Instrument [Legislative Instrument IMMI 17/059] the Perth metropolitan area is not considered regional for RSMS applications.
The RSMS applications in the Perth metropolitan area that we have on-hand and lodged before the 13 March 2017 with RCB certification will proceed to assessment.
Those RSMS applications lodged from 13 March 2017 onwards do not have RCB certification as the WA government’s RCB declined to provide certification. These applications will be finalised and as they cannot be approved without RCB certification, will be offered the option to withdraw or be refused.
End of Update
We received notice last night of an updated legislative instrument that will come into effect on the 17th of November 2017. It will have catastrophic effects on 187 nominations lodged and not yet decided by businesses based in Perth. As a summary, Perth will be removed from the 187 visa subclass as a regional area.
Who is affected
Who is not affected
- 187 applicants in areas outside of the Perth Metro Area
- 187 applicants who’s nominations are approved
- People on 457 visas applying for a 187 via the transitional stream
What is happening
What do I do now?
All questions should go to [email protected]