Skilled Regional Sponsored 887 Visa

887 Visa

Visa Subclass 887 is the transition method to a permanent visa from the temporary subclass 489 visa which is a regional sponsored visa where applicants can be sponsored either by a State or Territory or by an eligible relative who resides in a designated regional area.

The 489 visa is valid for a period of 4 years, during which time the holder must live and work in the designated regional area.

It is possible to transition from a temporary 489 visa to a permanent visa by applying for a subclass 887 visa. This will be possible providing the visa holder has worked and lived within the designated area for at least 2 years before applying.

This has been a brief overview of the 887 Visa, if you would like to learn more about skilled visas including the temporary 489 visa and 887 permanent visa and the criteria that DIBP will examine please feel free to download our Skilled Visas information pack or give our friendly team a call on (08) 9329 9100 or email on

We have access to the DIBP ‘Policy Advice Manual’ (PAM’s) which instructs case officers how to interpret the Australian Migration Policy. By using 888 to help with your visa rather than going solo, you will be at an immediate advantage by drawing on our deep experience and understanding exactly how DIBP will view your particular circumstances.

If you would like help with your visa application or more information once again give our friendly team a call on (08) 9329 9100 or email on .

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