Skilled Regional visa (subclass 887) - Work visa with permanent residency

skilled regional visa (subclass 887)The Skilled Regional visa (subclass 887) is available to applicants who have lived and worked in specific areas of regional Australia. You must have lived in the area for two years and worked in the area for one year.

What are you allowed to do on the Skilled Regional visa (subclass 887)?

The Skilled Regional visa is a permanent residency visa. As such, you and your family are allowed to do the following:

  • Stay in Australia indefinitely.
  • Work and study.
  • Enroll in Medicare.
  • Apply for Australian citizenship, if eligible.
  • Sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence.
  • Travel to and from Australia for five years from the date the visa is granted.

The requirements

You must be in Australia and meet the 'lived and worked in' requirements to apply for a Skilled Regional visa. You must also already hold one of the following visas:

  • Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489).
  • Skilled Independent Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 495).
  • Skilled Designated Area Sponsored (Provisional) visa (subclass 496).
  • Skilled Regional Sponsored visa (subclass 475 or 487).

The normal health and good character requirements also apply.

Getting assistance

The first point to note is that only licensed immigration agents or those exempt can give you advice that is backed up by the Migration Agents Authority.

As such, you should only deal with agents who appear on the MARA website. Intergate Emigration have a fully licensed agent - Katrin Maja O'Flynn. You can check her details on the official Migration Agents Authority website here.

Another word of caution: Beware of agents based outside of Australia with DIBP numbers. These numbers may look official but are only issued for administrative purposes. DIBP numbers are not a sign that an agent is qualified or licensed by MARA.

MARN number
Trusted

MARA Licensed Agents

Our immigration agent is licensed by MARA, giving you complete peace of mind during your migration.

Get your FREE initial assessment here

Go

Get in touch

South Africa +27 (0) 21 202 8200

UK +44 (0) 2038 732150

Germany +49 (0) 896 987 13

Take the first step towards Australian permanent residency by finding out if you meet all the requirements for a Skilled Regional visa.

Our latest blog posts

Australian Eligible Skilled Occupations ListsRead more +09 July 2018 By Immigration to Australia in News, Our latest posts

Australian Eligible Skilled Occupation Lists Announcements

Your eligibility for an Australian work visa greatly depends on having a job that appears on one of Australia’s Eligible Skilled Occupations lists. Due to this, we wanted to update you on what’s been happening to Australia’s skilled occupation lists: No new MLSSL, STSOL, or ROL lists yet The Australian government announced a number of
Best cities for families in AustraliaRead more +03 July 2018 By Immigration to Australia in Our latest posts, Your family and Australia

Best cities for families in Australia

Do you want to know the best cities for families in Australia? Then you’ve come to the right place. Homeday, a German online real estate platform, conducted a comprehensive study to determine the best cities around the world for families. Australia featured thrice, with three major cities. Here’s how we’re going to break it down
IELTSRead more +03 July 2018 By Immigration to Australia in News, Our latest posts

Australian government considering mandatory English test for migrants

The Australian government is considering a mandatory English test for migrants applying for permanent residency. While English competency is already required of some applicants, it depends on the visa, and family members are not required in all instances to also pass an English test. This has led to what is described as a ‘concerning situation’,
TOP