Skilled Regional 887 Visas
The Skilled Regional visa - 887 is the second stage visa giving permanent residence to holders of Skilled Regional Provisional visas such as:
It does not require sponsorship by an Australian relative or nomination by a state or territory government.
The main criteria for this visa are as follows:
- Residence in a Regional Area
- You have been living in Australia holding a provisional skilled visa for the last 2 years. During this time, you must have lived:
- Work Experience
- You have worked for at least 12 months in Australia - this does not need to be in your nominated occupation or even a 'skilled' occupation, but must be full time (at least 35 hours per week) and must be in a regional area.
Duration and Conditions
Results in the grant of a permanent visa with full work and study rights in Australia. Travel facility is valid for 5 years.