Skilled – Sponsored (Residence) visa (subclass 886)
The department is not accepting any new applications for this visa.
The following information applies to you, if you lodged an application for this visa subclass on or before 31 December 2012.
If you are interested in the Points Tested skilled migration you must use SkillSelect to submit an Expression of Interest for a skilled visa. You are able to submit an Expression of Interest from anywhere in the world.
If you are a provisional visa holder and you want to apply for a second provisional visa or add a family member to your application you may be eligible to apply for the Skilled Regional (Provisional) subclass 489 visa.
See: Skilled – Nominated or sponsored (Provisional) (subclass 489) visa
Main applicant eligibility
Select the most appropriate option below to assess your eligibility.
- Overseas Students visa holders
- Skilled–Recognised Graduate (subclass 476) visa and
Skilled–Graduate (subclass 485) visa holders
- Trade Skills Training visa holders
You may also be eligible to apply if you do not hold one of the above visas but have held an Overseas Student visa in the last six months and meet the threshold requirements to apply for a GSM visa.
Before lodging an application, please read all related requirements.