Skilled Regional Visa (Subclass 887)

The Subclass 887 is a permanent visa for applicants who have held a provisional visa such as the 489 visa for at least two years and meet other requirements.

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Skilled Regional Visa  (Subclass 887)

The Skilled Regional Visa (Subclass 887) is for people who have an eligible visa and have lived for at least two years and worked for at least one year in a specified regional area. You must be in Australia when you apply for this visa and when the visa is granted. This visa allows you to live and work in Australia and eligible family members can be included in your application. This is a permanent visa and allows visa-holders to remain in Australia indefinitely with full work rights.

What are the requirements for the 887 visa?

To qualify for this visa, you must:

  • you have lived for at least two years in a specified regional area of Australia
  • you have worked full time for 12 months in a specified regional area of Australia
  • you hold a Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489), a Skilled Regional visa (subclasses 475, 487), a Skilled Independent visa (subclass 495), a Skilled Designated Area visa (subclass 496) or
  • you hold a Bridging visa A or Bridging visa B after applying for a subclass 495, 487 or 489 visa.​

What are the costs associated with applying for the 887 visa?

Our service packages are designed to give clients choice in terms of fees and the level of service. Our fees are fixed. However, they do not cover the visa application fees and other costs involved in submitting a visa application. We have outlined the fees that are most likely to be incurred in Australian Dollars. Fees can increase without notice, so the fees can vary at the time of application. Current fees for the 887 visa are:

  • Our fees – $2,599 (Visa Premium Service) + GST (if applicable)
  • Department of Home Affairs (DHA) Visa Application fees – $415 (for primary applicant), $210 (for each secondary applicant over 18), $105 (for each secondary applicant under 18)
  • Credit card processing fees for DHA – as applicable

How long does the 887 visa process take?

There are a range of different factor that determine how long it takes for the 887 visa to be granted.  For current visa processing times please refer to the information on the Department of Home Affairs website for

What are the benefits of the 887 visa?

The 887 visa allows you and your accompanying family members to:

  • live and work permanently in Australia
  • study in Australia
  • enrol in Medicare, Australia’s scheme for health-related care and expenses
  • access certain social security payments
  • apply for Australian citizenship (subject to residency criteria)
  • sponsor relatives for permanent residence.

How we can help you?

Better Life Migration can assist you with the whole process from start to finish.

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We would like to say a big thank you to all of you at Better Life Migration. You made the whole process so easy for us and we couldn’t have done it without your help. A big thanks to Preeti for all that you done for us. We are very excited and look forward to moving to Oz soon.

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