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Skilled Visa

Skilled Regional (Permanent) Visa – Subclass 887

For those who have already obtained a Skilled Regional Provisional Visa (489, for example) and wish to remain in the country permanently, the second step is to apply for a Skilled Regional Visa (887).

Skilled regional visa eligibility criteria

  • Qualify for a subclass 489 visa, a subclass 495 visa, a subclass 496 visa, a subclass 475 visa, a subclass 487 visa, or a Bridging visa A or B,
  • Have spent at least two years in a particular Australian region;
  • Have spent at least one year working full-time in the same region

Subclass 887 applicant FAQ

If you want to apply, you need to be in Australia.

The visa can be obtained either before entering Australia or after entering Australia.

Any dependents listed on your subclass 489 application are eligible to join you. Spouses, common-law partners, and children under the age of 23 who are financially dependent on you can now apply for subclass 489 status if they were not included in your first application.

If you can demonstrate that your health care needs are mitigated by extenuating circumstances to the point where they do not constitute an “undue expense” to the community, you may qualify for a waiver.

A permanent visa has a five-year validity period. The only catch is that if you leave Australia for more than five years and then wish to come back, you’ll need to apply for a resident return visa.

Visa Details

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From AUD 425
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