Subsequent Skilled Regional (Residence) subclass 887 visa


Who needs this visa?

This visa is for people who have lived and worked in specified areas of regional Australia on an eligible visa.

This visa is a pathway to permanent residency and allows you to:

  • Stay in Australia permanently
  • Work and study anywhere in Australia
  • Apply for Medicare
  • Sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence
  • Travel in and out of Australia as many times as you want for 5 years
  • Apply for Australian citizenship, if eligible


What are the requirements?


What is the application process?

  1. If you believe that you have met the work and residence requirements, arrange an appointment with Work Visa Lawyers to determine your eligibility to apply for a subclass 887 visa
  2. A detailed assessment is provided and advice is given based on your circumstances
  3. You will need to gather documents and information as advised and suggested to create a substantially solid application
  4. Submit the subclass 887 visa application online through ImmiAccount
  5. Wait for the visa processing to be completed.
  6. Once approved you will be granted an subclass 887 visa which gives you permanent resident status


Can I live anywhere in Australia on the subclass 887 visa?

Once you submit your 887 visa, you will be granted a Bridging Visa. The Bridging Visa will not come into effect until your current visa expires. You are required to continue abiding by all the conditions on your current visa.

Depending on the conditions imposed on your Bridging Visa, you may not be required to live in a regional or designated area of Australia if you have transitioned on to the Bridging Visa.


How can Work Visa Lawyers help?

Work Visa Lawyers is highly experienced in all parts of the General Skilled Migration visa application process.

Work Visa Lawyers will provide an eligibility assessment before advising you to proceed with a visa application.

We aim to put forward a decision-ready application, including all necessary supporting documents. Before lodgement, we perform all the required checks on your supporting documents to ensure that you meet the requirements.

Our team of experienced Immigration Lawyers and Migration Agents look forward to assisting you with your Australian visa or appeal.

Based in Adelaide South Australia, we provide Australian Immigration advice to people and businesses from all over the world.

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