When employers need to apply to the NT RCB for an assessment
Northern Territory (NT) employers wanting to sponsor an overseas employee under the Direct Entry Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) stream must submit an application for assessment to the NT regional certifying body (RCB).
The NT RCB does not charge a fee for RCB nomination assessments.
The Department of Home Affairs does not charge a fee for RSMS nominations lodged by regional employers.
A visa application charge applies to RSMS visa applications and this must be paid to Department of Home Affairs when applicants submit their electronic visa applications. For the current initial visa application fee go to the Department of Home Affairs website, under the Employer sponsored migration section on the Work tab.
A second fee, that applies only to applicants and dependents aged eighteen years or over with less than functional English, is payable before a visa can be granted.
NT employers wanting to sponsor an overseas employee under the RSMS Direct Entry stream must submit an application for assessment to the NT RCB.
The application can be made before or after the RSMS nomination is lodged with Department of Home Affairs.
If an employer seeks RCB assessment prior to lodging a nomination with Department of Home Affairs it is Department of Home Affairs policy that the RCB assessment can be no older than three months when the nomination is lodged.
Additionally, if an RCB assessment is not received by Department of Home Affairs within three months of the lodgement of the nomination that nomination may be rejected.
Department of Home Affairs cannot make a positive decision on a RSMS Direct Entry nomination lodged by a NT employer unless it has received the assessment from the NT RCB.
Last updated: 06 June 2019
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