Skilled Regional 887 visa and COVID-19 concessions
There are COVID-19 concessions are announced to the applicants to help them in circumstances beyond their control. These circumstances may include border closure, restrictions imposed which affected working and businesses, and whatever which lies under economic downturn due to COVID-19.
New concessions are related to required visa criteria which are full-time work and period of residence in Australia as it’s a permanent visa. COVID-19 concessions are there to make visa eligibility flexible and make the requirements easy for the families of visa holders who are affected by the pandemic restrictions.
These concessions are available to eligible Skilled Regional visa subclass 887 from September 19, 2020. And from 1st February 2020, it was started to grant visa whether eligible applicants are outside Australia.
Process for the Applicants outside Australia
Eligible Skilled subclass 887 applicants can apply during the COVID-19 Concessions period, they can make applications while outside Australia, and even a visa is granted. They have access to shorter residence and employment requirements.
Applicants have to provide the following evidence:
- At very first 9 months of full-time work in a specified regional area although a shorter period specified now.
- Then 18 months of residence in any specified regional area or Minister will specify a shorter period.
Process for the Applicants inside Australia
Eligible applicants inside Australia during concession then access to shorter employment requirements. And the applicants must provide evidence of
- 9 months of full-time work in specified Regional Area
- And 2 years of residence as well.
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