Skilled Regional Visa Subclass 887

Skilled Regional Visa Subclass 887 is intended for skilled workers, working in a regional area of Australia to let them work and live here permanently. However, there are certain requirements to fulfil to get this visa grant. All you need to follow the directions accordingly and ensure that you qualify for the given eligibility criteria.

Don’t be intimidated or discouraged by the conditions, requirements and eligibility terms you need to meet in order to obtain this permanent visa. That’s what this page is designed for—to guide you through the process of applying for this visa.

Skilled Regional Visa Subclass 887 FAQ's

Q.1 Who is the right candidate to apply for this visa?

The applicants who qualify for the below requirements can apply for the Skilled Regional Visa Subclass 887 in Australia:

  • Be a holder of subclass 489, 495, 496, 475 or 487; or a Bridging visa A or B following your application for a subclass 489, 495 or 497 visas
  • Have stayed in a specific regional area of Australia for at least 2 years
  • Have worked as a full-time employee in a specific regional area for at least 1 year

Q.2 What a Regional Sponsor Visa holder can do in Australia? 

The Skilled Regional Visa Subclass 887 allows you to stay, work and study in Australia permanently. Other than this you may also enrol in Australia’s health care scheme known as Medicare. Later when you qualify you can apply for Australian citizenship and sponsor your eligible relatives’ permanent residence in Australia.

Q.3 General eligibility measures of this visa?

An Applicant can be eligible to apply for Skilled Regional Subclass 190 Visa if they have stayed in a regional area of Australia and fulfil the following criteria:

  • Must hold a valid visa (as mentioned above) to apply
  • Must fulfil the health requirements
  • Must fulfil the character requirements
  • You must have arranged to repay (if not yet paid) any outstanding balance to the Australian government if any
  • You will not be qualified for this visa if you have had a cancelled or refused visa during your stay in Australia

Q.4 How long can I stay in Australia with this visa?

Skilled Regional Visa Subclass 887 is a permanent visa; hence it lasts forever. It takes effect from the date of the visa grant.

Q.5 How long will it take to process this visa application?

75 percent of the Skilled Visa 887 applications get processed within nine months while 90 percent get processed within 11 months. 

Q.6 Will this visa affect my travel plans?

No. The visa lets one travel within and outside Australia as often and as much as he wants for up to five (5) years after the grant of visa.

Q.7 How much will it cost to apply for this visa?

The Skilled Visa application costs around AUD $385

Q.8 Can I apply for this visa from my home country?

No. The applicant for Subclass 887 Visa must lodge an application from Australia and must also be here when the decision on their application is made.

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