October 16, 2021

Regional Visa 187 the Best Australian Visa for You?

The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme 187 visa is a permanent residence visa that allows skilled workers to work in specific regional and low population growth areas of Australia.

Statue of a Gold Miner in Bendigo (Victoria) in Regional Australia

NOTE: The 187 and 489 visas were discontinued on Nov 16, 2019, and replaced by the 491 and 494 Regional visas.

Is the Regional Visa the Best Australian Visa for You?

It is very hard for overseas people to know what is the best visa option for them to fulfil their dream of living and working in Australia. Foreigners in this position depend on the advice of an expert, in this case a registered Australian migration agent. Let Migration Ways introduce you to what is arguably Australia’s best visa opportunity: The permanent residence 187 visa. Let’s look briefly at the main advantage of this regional visa to learn if it best suits your circumstances as a vehicle for you to live in Australia.

The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme 187 visa is a permanent residence visa that allows skilled workers to work in specific regional and low population growth areas of Australia. The classification as a regional area of Australia for the 187 visa is determined by the post code of the area where your nominating employer’s business is located. Check if a specific area is currently classified as Regional Australia.

The 187 visa will be replaced by the (new) subclass 494 Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa on November 16, 2019

Mail Boxes in Country Australia

Why the 187 Could be the Best Visa Option

The reason that Regional visas are often a very good visa option is because they have many more Occupations for potential applicants to take advantage of to gain entry into Australia. For example, the 187 Occupation List has 465 occupations on it. These occupations range from the highly skilled “physicist” to registered nurse. As just one industry to note, the regional Occupation Lists includes three jobs from the hospitality industry: Chef, Cook and Restaurant Manager.

Check all the 465 eligible Occupations for regional visas.

Learn more about the 187 Regional visa here and here.

A pier and river in regional australia tasmania

Tasmania Part of Regional Australia

The Opportunity of Tasmanian Regional Visas

One of the best areas in Australia to apply for a Regional visa is the state of Tasmania. The whole of this beautiful state, including its historic capital Hobart, is classified as Regional Australia. Read more about Tasmania and its regional visa opportunity.

Also read about Tasmania and the 187 Regional visa.

Important Note: The 187 Visa Will Be Discontinued as of November 16th 2019.

The 187 visa will be replaced by the (new) subclass 494 Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa on November 16, 2019. Re the requirements of the 494 visa, please contact Migration Ways for additional information. Please also note that you can still apply for the 187 visa until November 16, 2019.

Contact Migration Ways Visa Experts

If you think the 187 visa could be a good option for you, contact Migration Ways to learn more about this visa or some other Australian visa that may be a better visa for your specific circumstances. Book a consultancy session today.

Many parts of the state of Victoria are regional Australia

A Cove in The Great Ocean Road (Victoria) in Regional Australia

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