A Brief Overview on Skilled Regional Provisional Visa

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One of Australia's most common categories of visas is the skilled regional permanent visa (also known as the state-sponsored visa). These visas are sponsored by one of the eight Australian states and territories and allow skilled workers to move to regional Australia and gain permanent residency under certain conditions. This guide will take you through the details, requirements, and application processes involved with this type of visa.


What is a Skilled Regional Provisional Visa?


The skilled regional permanent visa 887 is a provisional visa that allows skilled workers to live and work in regional Australia. To be eligible for this visa, you must have an occupation on the professional occupation list and be nominated by an Australian state or territory government agency. 


This visa has two stages: first, you are granted a provisional visa for four years; then, if you meet specific requirements, you can apply for a permanent residence visa. 


What are the benefits of this visa?

  • A Skilled Regional Provisional Visa gives you access to various benefits, including rights to live and work in Australia indefinitely, with unrestricted ability to travel overseas and return to your country of residence without restriction. 
  • You will also receive protection from deportation as well as eligibility for Medicare.
  • A strong advantage of this visa is its flexibility: the holder may reside anywhere within an Australian state or territory rather than being limited to one particular location as other visas often demand.
  • They do not need to stay in a particular place while waiting for their residency application to be approved.

How does it compare to the Temporary Work Visa?

For many people, a temporary work visa is just what they need when they want to visit or migrate temporarily to Australia. It can lead to permanent residency but does not offer many of the same benefits as a Skilled Regional Provisional Visa, such as living anywhere in Australia and having unrestricted freedom of movement outside the country.


How do I apply for the Skilled Regional Provisional Visa?

Applying for a skilled regional provisional visa is a two-stage process.

  1. First, you must submit an expression of interest through Skill Select. 
  2. Second, if you are invited to apply, you must lodge a valid application with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. 
  3. Skilled regional provisional visas have stringent requirements, which can be found on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.


What are the documents required?

To apply for the skilled regional provisional visa 489

  • You will need to provide evidence of your skills, and 
  • English language proficiency
  • Have an occupation on the relevant skilled occupation list. 
  • You will also need evidence of your relationship status, identity, and health. 
  • Finally, you will need to provide a police clearance certificate if you have lived in any country other than your home country for 12 months or more in the last 10 years.


The skilled regional provisional visa can be valid for up to four years if granted. The Department of Home Affairs will decide whether you are eligible to apply for permanent residence at the end of this period.


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