The purpose of the Skilled Regional Visa (Residence) (Class VB) (Subclass 887) is to enable provisional General Skilled Migration visa holders to apply for permanent residency. This visa is a permanent visa pathway from the Skilled Regional (provisional) Subclass 489 visa.
Skilled Regional Visa (Subclass 887)
- You must be in Australia to lodge a valid visa application unless a concession applies.
- This visa allows you to work, study and live in Australia.
- This is a Permanent resident visa and allows you to stay in Australia indefinitely.
Key Eligibility requirements
- You must be the holder of a prescribed visa.
- You must have held a prescribed visa for a total of at least 2 years before making the application.
- You must have lived in a specified regional area for a total of at least 2 years while holding a prescribed visa.
- You must have worked full-time in a specified regional area for a total of at least 1 year as the holder of a prescribed visa.
- You must satisfy certain Public Interest criteria and Special Return criteria.
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