The Skilled Regional Visa Subclass 887 offers a permanent residency route for those who have resided and worked in specified regions of Australia on an eligible visa. This visa permits permanent residence, enabling the holder to live, work, and study in Australia. In the following sections, we will explore the detailed eligibility requirements, advantages, and application steps for this visa.

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for the Skilled Regional Visa Subclass 887, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Required Visa Eligibility: You need to possess an eligible visa, which includes Subclass 489, 495, 496, 475, 487, or Bridging Visa A or B, linked to an application for Subclass 495, 487, or 489.
  2. Residency Requirement: You need to have lived in a specified regional area of Australia for at least two years.
  3. Work Requirement: You must have worked full-time for at least one year in a specified regional area.
  4. Character and Health: You must meet health and character requirements as outlined by the Department of Home Affairs.
  5. No Outstanding Debts: You should have no outstanding debts to the Australian government or have arranged to repay any debt.
  6. Australian Values Statement: If you are 18 years or older, you need to sign the Australian Values Statement, agreeing to respect Australian values and obey Australian laws.

Application Process

  1. Gather Necessary Documents: Collect all required documents, including identity documents, proof of residency and employment, health and character certificates, and proof of eligible visa status.
  2. Apply Online: Submit your application through the ImmiAccount portal. Ensure all information is accurate and complete to avoid delays or rejections.
  3. Await Processing: Processing times can vary, but on average, 75% of applications are processed within 18 months. You will be notified if additional information is needed.
  4. Notification of Visa Approval: Upon a successful application, you will be informed with a visa approval notice outlining your visa conditions and the grant number.

Benefits of the 887 Visa

The Subclass 887 visa provides numerous benefits, including:

Our Expertise and Personal Experience

At Settlers Migration & Education, we have extensive experience in guiding clients through the visa application process. Our founder, who personally navigated the complexities of Australian migration law, understands the challenges applicants face. This firsthand experience underpins our commitment to providing accurate and empathetic advice.

Common Questions about the 887 Visa

What is the 887 visa?

The 887 visa grants permanent residency to those who have lived and worked in specified regional areas of Australia on a qualifying visa.

How long does it take to process the 887 visa?

Processing times vary, but 75% of applications are processed within 18 months.

Is the 887 visa a permanent residency visa?

Yes, the 887 visa grants permanent residency.

What is the cost of the 887 visa?

he application fee for the 887 visa is AUD415.

How long is the 887 visa valid for?

The 887 visa is a permanent visa with no expiration date.


Navigating the visa application process can be daunting, but with the right guidance, it becomes manageable. At Settlers Migration & Education, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your migration goals. Contact us today for personalised assistance with your visa application.

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