Skilled Regional visa (subclass 887)

This is a permanent visa for people who have lived and worked in specified areas of regional Australia. This visa is not points based.

You might be eligible to apply for this visa if you:

  • Are in Australia and the holder of a:-
  • 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) or Bridging visa A or Bridging visa B after applying for a subclass 495, 487 or 489 visa

Useful tips

Dependents on your provisional visas should be able to be added to this permanent visa. This issue should however always be confirmed with Australian Immigration or a registered migration agent, as legislation changes over time.

Skilled Regional visa (subclass 887)