Australia Regional Skilled Migration Visa Subclass 187
This particular visa type is for the people who have certain skills and meet the requirements to move to Regional Australia on a Permanent Basis. This region consists of specific designated areas in the country of Australia for immigration purpose. Regional Australia includes New South Wales, Northern Territory, South Australia, Queensland, Tasmania, and parts of Victoria and part of Western Australia.
This visa which is part of the Permanent Employer Australia Sponsored Visa Program has different eligibility requirements. Firstly, the candidate must be willing to relocate to Regional Australia on a permanent basis. Secondly, they can either apply while in Australia or outside of Australia.
Benefits of Australia Regional Skilled Migration Visa
Ø Live and work in regional Australia for permanent basis
Ø Pursue study in a university there
Ø Sponsor overseas relatives that are eligible to join you there
Ø Avail/ eligibility for Australia's medi-care health benefits
Ø Move in and out of the country as and when required
Ø After successful stay there become eligible for Australian Citizenship
In case the candidate is within the country and wishes to apply for this visa, he or she must be a visa holder that is a ‘connecting’ visa type. However, this differs from the Subclass - 187 / Australia Regional Sponsored Migration Transition Visa. This Australian Permanent Residence Visa lets the visa holder work in the country in three different categories. The three major classifications are listed below:
(1) Temporary Residence Transition (Subclass 457 visa holders)
(2) Stream Direct Entry Stream (candidates holding short span of work exp. in Australia) &
(3) Agreement Stream (candidates with employer nomination by labor agreement)
There are specifications regarding the requirements for health check and character check as well among many other conditions to fulfill for this specific visa category. So do consult a professional Visa and Immigration Consultants on this visa requirements, guidance process, etc.