Skilled Regional (subclass 887)

About this visa

The Skilled Regional visa (subclass 887) is for individuals who currently hold an eligible sponsor or nomination visa and have lived for a minimum of 2 years and had gainful employment for at least 12 months in a specified regional area.
This visa grants an individual full work and study rights in Australia and applicants may include family members in their application provided they also meet the requirements.

Who can apply?
Applicants must:

    • Lodge the application while in Australia;
    • Have held one of the following visas for two years before their application:
      • 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);
      • Bridging visa A; or
      • Bridging visa B after applying for a subclass 495, 487 or 489 visa.
    • Have lived in a specified regional area of Australia for a minimum of two years;
    • Have worked full-time (at least 35 hours per week) for at least 12 months; and
    • Meet the required health and character requirements.

How can CTG Lawyers help you?

Skilled Regional (subclass 887) visas can be refused for several reasons. The Skilled Regional (subclass 887) visa application has strict criteria which must be met and there are very few waiver provisions for the age, English language and skill requirements.

To satisfy these requirements, it is essential that all applications are assessed, structured and lodged in a way that meets all applicable DIBP law and policy. CTG Lawyers has the expertise to handle the most complex cases and achieve the best outcomes in circumstances where the applicant would have failed had they applied without our support.

What to do next

To get the right advice, contact us for a consultation with one of our specialist advisors.


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