Two Tasmanian Visa Options – 2018

Two Tasmanian Visa Options

Tasmanian option

Tasmania values its migrants so if you are thinking of moving to Australia then the Tasmanian option may be worth looking into.

Tasmania is considered by most people who have visited there as one of the most spectacular places in the world.

I have yet to come across anyone who has not fallen in love with this beautiful island.

For the Tasmanian visa options, I have listed 2 worth investigating.

1) Nominated Skilled Migration visa

Applying for a nominated skilled visa by the Tasmanian Government when compared to the Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) has many advantages.

When you apply for the Tasmanian Government state nomination, there is no fee.

You also get extra points that assist you to meet the Department of Home Affairs 60-point threshold i.e.

  • extra five points for the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) visa

You can find out more about moving to Tasmania here:-

Subclass 190 visa

Tasmania options

Stunningly beautiful Hobart

2) Regional Sponsored Migration 

Employers in Tasmania can employ skilled migrants if a position cannot be filled by an Australia citizen or permanent resident through the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) subclass 187

This RSMS subclass 187 (Direct entry stream) is a permanent visa which requires a paid, ongoing full-time employment (minimum of two years) with the sponsoring business.

The Department of State Growth is Tasmania’s Regional Certifying Body (RCB) for RSMS.

It assesses all Tasmanian applications and gives the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) advice on whether the employer nomination should be supported.

It is up to DIBP to make the final decision on the visa application.

The RSMS visa is desirable for both skilled migrants and employers.

Tasmanian visa options

The Tasmanian scenery is just spectacular

How it works

The employer applies to the Regional Certifying Body (RCB) at the Department of State Growth.

Staff assesses the application then provides an ‘RCB Advice’ to the employer and the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) on whether or not they support the nomination.

Assessments generally take 4 weeks.

An RCB Advice is valid for three months.

Tasmanian Information and Referral Service

Moving to a new country can be rewarding and challenging at the same time.

The Tasmanian Government funds an Information and Referral service

which is a worthwhile resource for new arrivals to assist you with initial issues you may have settling in Tasmania.

Below is a list of things they can help you with: –

  • Finding a place to live
  • Getting connected – utilities, phone and internet
  • Learning English
  • Enrolling your child in day-care or a school
  • Finding a family doctor
  • Exchanging money and shopping
  • Obtaining your driver’s license
  • Using public transport
  • Getting to know your local community – social, sporting and recreational opportunities
  • Studying options
  • Applying for a tax file number
  • Finding a job or having job issues
  • Applying for citizenship
  • And many more questions you may have

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These two Tasmanian visa options are well worth investigating if you have set your heart on coming to live in Australia.

The longer you postpone your move, the older you will get and the harder it becomes. 

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Also checkout to see if you qualify for the subclass 489 – Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa

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