187 Visa

At Get Your Visa, our experienced migration agents can assist you with your application for a 187 Visa.

The 187 Visa is a Permanent Residence Visa for skilled workers who want to work in a
regional area in Australia. It allows the applicant to work and stay in rural areas.

Originally the 187 visa included two different pathways:
1) The Temporary Residence Transition stream
2) The Direct Entry stream

As a consequence of the changes in the Migration Law in 2019, The permanent Subclass 187 – Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa has been closed and only the transition stream will be available for those who hold a 457 visa or 482 visa.

You are eligible to apply for the 187 Visa transition stream if you:

– hold a subclass 457 visa, 482 (TSS) visa or a bridging visa A, B or C
– have worked for your employer in regional Australia for at least 3 years full time while holding a subclass 457 or TSS visa
– have been nominated by an Australian employer who sponsored your temporary work visa
– be under 45 years of age (some exemption apply) or 50 years of age if you held a subclass 457 visa on 18 April 2017.
– Meet the skills, qualification and English proficiency requirements.

Some benefits of this visa:
This visa allows you to stay in Australia indefinite while working and studying as well.
Being a Permanent resident you can get access to Australia’s public health care scheme, the Medicare.
You can also travel to and from Australia for 5 years and apply for Australian citizenship, if eligible.


It is our concern as a registered migration Agency with years of experience to provide the solutions and advice you need for your application in order to get your visa approved. If you would to book a consultation with one of our migration agents to learn more about a 187 Visa and working in regional Australia, please don’t hesitate to contact us today by giving us a call on (08) 9388 9193. 

Employer Sponsored Visa FAQ

How can I prove I have competent English?

As many overseas workers were not qualifying for the Visa 457 because of the English level, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection considered to amend the required score to help people on gaining their visa to remain and work in Australia.

Can I cancel my insurance while I am still a 457-visa holder?

All visas granted on or after 14 September 2009 are subject to Condition 8501. This condition requires visa holders to maintain adequate arrangements for insurance for the duration of their stay in Australia. You can cancel your insurance if you arrange a new health cover.

How much does it cost to apply?

The visa application charges change constantly according to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s dispositions. Fees vary according to the family composition and other factors. For a more accurate answer, you can visit this website: 



  • I don’t know what to say. I am literally without words! I thank you so much for all the support and help during these two years (I do know how stressful and demanding was to do my employer’s application) and thanks for having always answered quickly to my millions of questions! Thanks heaps!

    Laura D.
    Laura D. Gardener – 187 Permanent Visa
  • That’s great news!!! OMG that’s excellent and incredibly happening. Sooooo EXCITED! A celebration will be in order tonight – thanks so much to Get Your Visa for your help!

    Jackie C.
    Jackie C. Property Manager – 187 Visa
  • Valentina and the team of Get Your Visa has been absolutely fantastic and have guided me from the beginning helping me to chose which visa would best be suited for my circumstances, through the bureaucracy of the visa process with fabulous patience and competence making the whole process hassle free and super smooth. A huge Thank You to have guided and helped me achieving my visa.

    Federico O.
    Federico O. Freelancer
  • Thanks Vale and thanks again for all the job you did to the whole team. You were mostly helpful and the job you have done to make this happens is amazing. Five stars service!

    Matteo B.
    Matteo B. Project Administrator – 186 Visa
  • Thanks heaps! I was not expecting to have the visa approved in 10 days. That’s great. I would not have obtained this result without you.

    Manuel D.G.
    Manuel D.G. Welder - 457 Temporary Visa
  • Thanks for the job you did. So a great news! I was really not expecting to have the approval yesterday when you called me!!! Thanks again for the outstanding job you did for us!

    Benedicte e Remi
    Benedicte e Remi Hotel Manager –187 Visa