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Skilled Regional Subclass 887 Visa

Permanent Residence in Australia?

Subclass 887 For Building a Life That Lasts in Regional Australia

Are you a skilled professional who has thrived in a designated regional area and now yearns for permanent residency? Tailored for migrants already settled in designated regional areas, this visa streamlines the route to permanent residency for skilled individuals and their families without needing a points-based test. Enjoy the freedom to study, live, and work in Australia for the long-term, embracing the tranquillity of regional landscapes and the array of benefits that come with an indefinite stay. Seize the opportunity to establish roots and embark on a journey toward lasting fulfilment and success in regional Australia.

Eligibility and Requirements

Skilled Regional Visa Subclass 887 Checklist in 2024

Curious about your eligibility? Explore the given checklist to see if you qualify for the Skilled Regional Visa (Subclass 887) and enhance your application process for 2024.

  • You must have held one of the following eligible visas (subclass 489, 495, 496, 475, or 487) or a bridging visa A or bridging visa B associated with an application for subclasses 489, 495 or 487 visa.
  • You need to have lived in a designated area of Australia for at least 2 years when you apply for this visa.
  • You must have worked in full-time (35 hours per week) for a minimum of 12 months.
  • You must either demonstrate functional English or pay the second instalment of the visa application charge for your eligible visa by the decision time.
  • You and any accompanying family members (age of 16 years or more) must meet the health and character requirement.
  • You must ensure you have repaid any debt owed to the Australian Government.
  • You must not have experienced a visa cancellation or a prior application refusal. 
  • When your application for a visa is reviewed and a decision is made, you can be within or outside of Australia.

Application Process Simplified

Our Services for 887 Visa

From consultation to visa decision, simplify every step of your journey and secure permanent residency in Australia with our Subclass 887 visa service.

Consultation and Eligibility Assessment

Offering tailored guidance to your unique circumstances, we will evaluate your background and assess your eligibility in accordance with current immigration regulations, enhancing your chances of meeting the eligibility criteria effectively.

Document Preparation and Review

Bolstering the strength of your application, our team will support you in compiling and organising all necessary documents, thoroughly reviewing and verifying each for accuracy and completeness prior to submission.

Submit Visa Application

Adhering strictly to deadlines and guidelines, we will guarantee the accurate submission of all information and attachments to immigration authorities, eliminating any errors or omissions that could delay your application process.

Health Checks and Character Assessment

From scheduling your medical examinations to assisting you on obtaining police clearance certificates or completing a character assessment form, we will provide guidance on demonstrating good character to immigration authorities. 

Visa Decision and Follow up

Monitoring the progress of your application closely, we will provide regular updates, promptly address any queries or concerns that may arise regarding your application and offer dedicated support until a decision is reached.

Take the Next Step Towards Australian Citizenship
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Embrace a World of Opportunities

From Temporary to Forever: Make Australia Your Permanent Home with Subclass 887

Envision a future filled with endless possibilities as our committed team streamlines your application process for permanent residency in Australia. With precise observation, we will assist you seamlessly from initial eligibility assessments to the final visa submission, ensuring every aspect is carefully handled. Our commitment extends beyond mere assistance, empowering you with knowledge and updates at every turn, guaranteeing transparency and peace of mind throughout the entire process.

Elevating your confidence, we will assist in maximising your points score and assure your application stands out for success. Do not miss out on the opportunity to turn your dreams into reality – contact us today.

Navigate the Unknown 

Common Concerns about Subclass 887 Skilled Regional Visa Answered

The Subclass 887 visa is a permanent residency visa that allows skilled visa holders to apply for permanent residence who have lived and worked in a specified regional area of Australia or a designated area for at least 2 years. It is also known as the Skilled Regional visa.

To be eligible for this visa, applicants must have held a skilled visa or subclass 489 for at least 12 months in Australia and have met the work requirement set by the state or territory government. Additionally, you must meet the character and health requirements, and have complied with the conditions of your previous visa.

The 887 subclass visa is not a temporary visa. The Subclass 887 visa is a permanent visa and once granted, it allows the holder to live and work in Australia permanently. 

The 887 subclass visa is not a bridging visa. Bridging visas are temporary visas that are typically granted to individuals who are awaiting the outcome of a visa application or appeal.

As per Department of Home Affairs, on average, 50% of applications are processed within 8 months, while 90% of applications are processed within 31 months. However, processing time can vary depending on various factors, including the complexity of your case, the volume of applications being processed, and the accuracy and completeness of your application. 

For most skilled migration visas, including the Subclass 887 visa, the minimum English language proficiency requirement is typically set at a functional level, having an average band score of at least 4.5 which corresponds to a score of at least 4 in each component of the IELTS test. 

The 489 to 887 visa condition refers to the requirement that applicants must have held a subclass 489 visa or a designated regional visa for at least two years before being eligible to apply for the subclass 887 visa. The 489 visa is a temporary visa that allows skilled workers to live and work in specified regional areas of Australia. Once the two-year requirement is met, individuals can transition to the 887 visa, which is a permanent residency visa. 

You can include eligible family members in your 887 subclass visa application if they currently hold an eligible visa. Each eligible family member must be included in your application at the time of submission, as you cannot add them later. All included family members must meet health and character requirements. 

The primary applicant’s application fee for an 887 subclass visa is AUD 490.00. There is an additional charge for every family member listed on the application. Family members who are 18 years of age or older who do not speak English as their first language may be subject to an additional fee called the second installment charge. The AUD 4,890 fee is only payable upon request in the event that the visa is approved.

Yes, once you hold a Subclass 887 visa, you can travel to and from Australia for 5 years. However, after this period, you will require a Resident Return (RRV) to re-enter Australia as a permanent resident. 

If your 887 subclass visa application is refused, you will receive a letter detailing the reasons. You may have options for review or appeal, such as applying for an Administrative Appeal Tribunal (AAT) review. You can seek prompt advice from a migration agent or lawyer like 4Nations International to explore your options effectively.

To include your partner in your 887 visa application, you must be in a married or de facto relationship, with evidence of cohabitation for at least 12 months in the case of de facto relationships. Required documentation includes proof of relationship, evidence of partner’s health and character, and partner’s skills assessment and qualifications (if applicable). Your partner should also demonstrate English language proficiency at a competent level, assessed through exams such as IELTS, PTE, or OET. Additionally, their skills assessment can contribute if their qualifications align with those on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL). 

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