Notice to Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa Applicants


Notice to Skilled Regional Sponsored 487/475 Visa Applicants

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) Adelaide Skills Processing Centre (ASPC) has advised that it will not recognise offers of sponsorship by State/Territory Governments or their delegates where the "nomination" does not occur promptly after the offer of sponsorship. DIAC ASPC define the "nomination" to be the submission of DIAC Form 1100 by the State/Territory Government agency or their delegate to ASPC

Regional Development Australia Murray offered to sponsor applicants for the Skilled Regional Sponsored 487/475 visa in 2009 and 2010. RDA Murray advised all applicants in writing at that time to complete a form and return it to us with their DIAC visa application reference number so that RDA Murray could confirm the "nomination" to DIAC ASPC. Unfortunately several applicants did not complete the form and return it with their DIAC visa application reference number.

The decision not to recognise the offer of sponsorship made to these visa applicants has been made by DIAC. RDA Murray and NSW Trade & Investment have objected to DIAC ASPC about this procedure but they have not changed their position. There is nothing further that RDA Murray can do to assist applicants in this situation.

487/475 visa applicants whose sponsorship has not been recognised by DIAC are advised to contact the Department of Immigration and Citizenship Adelaide Skills Processing Centre (DIAC ASPC). You may be able to seek nomination from a different State or Territory Government. If you cannot obtain agreement from another state or territory government agency to nominate you then you should investigate alternative sponsorship or visa arrangements. RDA Murray will not object if you can successfully make such alternative visa arrangements.