Skilled Regional Visa (Subclass 887)

The Skilled Regional Visa (Subclass 887) is for the people who hold an eligible visa and had lived for at least 2 years in Australia. They must have 12 months of gainful employment in the specified regional area if the sponsor is State or Territory and the designated area if the sponsor is a family relative. When you are applying for the visa, you have to be present in Australia upto the time the visa is grated. You will get all the work and study rights in Australia. Family members can also be included in the application.

Advantages Of Skilled Regional Visa

If you have a Skilled Regional Visa, then the following benefits can be availed:

  1. Unlimited duration of stay in Australia.
  2. Liberty to work and study in Australia.
  3. For five years from the date the visa was granted, the visa holders may travel to from Australia without restriction.
  4. Enrollment can be done in the Australia’s universal health care scheme.
  5. The visa holders can apply for the citizenship of Australia.
  6. The eligible relatives can be sponsored for a variety of temporary and permanent visas.

What Is The Eligibility Criteria For Skilled Regional Visa?

To become eligible to apply for the Skilled Regional Visa you must:

  • Be present inside Australia at the time of applying for the visa.
  • You must hold a prerequisite visa at the time of applying.
  • Prior to applying you had a qualifying visa for a minimum period of 2 years.
  • The applicant must have lived for at least 2 years in a specified regional area.
  • For at least one year, the applicant has worked full time in a specified regional area.
  • Relevant health and character requirements should be met.

List Of Specific Regional Areas Of Australia:

Regional and low population growth metropolitan areas In Australia Postcodes
New South Wales (NSW)
Anywhere except Sydney, Newcastle, the Central Coast and Wollongong
2311 to 2312, 2328 to 2411, 2420 to 2490, 2536 to 2551, 2575 to 2594, 2618 to 2739, 2787 to 2898
Anywhere except the greater Brisbane area and the Gold Coast
4124 to 4125, 4133, 4211, 4270 to 4272, 4275, 4280, 4285, 4287, 4307 to 4499, 4515, 4517 to 4519, 4522 to 4899
Northern Territory Entire territory
South Australia Entire state
Tasmania Entire state
Anywhere except the Melbourne metropolitan area
3211 to 3334, 3340 to 3424, 3430 to 3649, 3658 to 3749, 3753, 3756, 3758, 3762, 3764, 3778 to 3781, 3783, 3797, 3799, 3810 to 3909, 3921 to 3925, 3945 to 3974, 3979, 3981 to 3996
Western Australia
Anywhere except Perth and surrounding areas
6041 to 6044, 6083 to 6084, 6121 to 6126,6200 to 6799

List Of Designated Areas In Australia:

State or Territory Designated Area
Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Entire territory
New South Wales (NSW)(except Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong) 2311 to 2312, 2328 to 2333, 2336 to 2490, 2535 to 2551, 2575 to 2739, 2787 to 2898
Northern Territory Entire territory
Queensland(anywhere outside the Brisbane metropolitan area) 4019 to 4028, 4037 to 4050, 4079 to 4100, 4114, 4118, 4124 to 4150, 4158 to 4168, 4180 to 4899
South Australia Entire state
Tasmania Entire state
Victoria Entire state
Western Australia Entire state

Why use Tropical Immigration?

There can be a number of reasons for which the Skilled Regional Visa be refused. There are several strict criteria that have to be met. It is really important that the application is structured; assessed and lodged in a way that satisfies all the applicable DIBP law and policy. Tropical Immigration has expertise in handling the most complex cases and also achieving positive outcomes in circumstance where it would be difficult for the applicant to apply for the visa, if we were not involved.