The skilled regional visa, subclass 887, is for skilled regional visa holders who lived in the designated regional area and wish to apply for Australian permanent residency.
Once granted, it allows the visa holder (and dependent family members included in the application) to:
This visa is for skilled immigrants who have lived and worked in specified designated areas of regional Australia on a previous, eligible visaSource: Department of Home Affairs, Australia
To be eligible to apply, you must
Step 1 – Before you apply
Before you apply you need to gather and prepare all of the required documents. And forms
Check your passport is up-to-date
You and your dependent family members must have valid passports.
Step 2 – Gather your documents
You must provide evidence of your identity, character and other things that you have complied with your visa conditions in Australia. You will also need to provide documents for your partner and any dependent children.
For this visa program, it is very important to provide evidence that you have lived for a total of at least 2 years, and worked full-time (minimum 35 hours or more a week) for at least 1 year as the holder of an eligible visa in one or more areas listed as:
Evidence of work:
Evidence of residence:
Step 3 – Apply for the visa
You can apply for this visa online. You can be inside or outside Australia when you apply.
Provide accurate information. See what happens if you can’t prove your identity or do not provide true information.
Apply for this visa online in ImmiAccount
Step 4 – After you apply
Department of Home Affairs will let you know when they have received your visa application.
Step 5 – Visa outcome
You will not receive any visa sticker in your passport. You will just receive a visa grant letter. Note the following things in the grant letter