Skilled Regional visa – Australia Visa: How to apply and obtain, Procedure, Documents required?


What is a Skilled Regional visa – Australia Visa?

  • For professionals who desire to reside and work in regional Australia
    Bring your family, if you want. You might be able to apply for the Skilled Regional (Permanent) visa if you are granted this visa (subclass 887).

Features

  • stay in Australia for 4 years
  • live, work and study in a specified region of Australia
  • As long as the visa is in effect, you may make as many trips to and from Australia as you choose.

Eligibility

  • If we invite you, then you can only apply for this visa.
  • You must either declare that you will be sponsored by an eligible relative or be nominated by a government agency from an Australian state or territory.
  • You must be aged under 45 to be invited to apply for the visa.
  • A copy of this skills assessment must be submitted with your application.
  • You will receive an indicative points score for your EOI in SkillSelect upon submission based on the statements you have made. You won’t be given the opportunity to apply for this visa if your score falls below 65 points.
  • You need to speak English at least Competently at the time of the invitation.
  • You must be in good health if you and any family members apply for the visa together. Family members who aren’t traveling with you to Australia can also be required to meet our health requirements.
  • You and any family members applying for the visa with you who are at least 16 years old must meet our character criteria. Family members who aren’t traveling with you to Australia need to be of good character as well.
  • You and any family members applying for the visa with you who are at least 16 years old must meet our character criteria. Family members who aren’t traveling with you to Australia need to be of good character as well.
  • Sign the Australian values statement.

Procedure to apply?

  • This visa is closed to new applications.
  • Once we have received your application, we will notify you.
  • When we decide on your visa application, you can be inside or outside of Australia, but not in the immigration clearance process.

How long you can stay?

  • This visa cannot be extended to allow you to remain in Australia longer.

What is the cost?

  • For the primary applicant, starting at AUD4,240.

What is the processing time?

  • 25% of applications: 37 Months
  • 50% of applications: 38 Months
  • 75% of applications: 42 Months
  • 90% of applications: 48 Months

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