What is a Skilled (Regional) Visa?
The skilled regional (subclass 887) visa is a permanent visa for individuals currently holding a temporary visa who have lived and worked in designated regional areas of Australia for at least 2 years, with a minimum of 1 year of employment experience. This visa serves as a pathway to Permanent Residency and can only be applied for while the applicant is in Australia. The main purpose of this visa is to provide opportunities for General Skilled Migration visa holders to apply for a permanent residency visa. It is designed to support the development and growth of regional areas of Australia, by attracting skilled workers to live and work in these areas. The visa holder will be able to live, work and study in Australia on a permanent basis, and also apply for Australian citizenship.
Benefits of Subclass 887 Visa
Requirements for Subclass 887 Visa
Types of Employer Sponsored Visas
- Incomplete application or missing supporting documents.
- Slow response from the applicant to requests for additional information.
- Time taken to obtain additional information from external agencies (such as health, character, and national security).
- Limited number of places available in the 887 visa migration program.