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What is a Temporary (Graduate) Visa?

The Subclass 485 Visa, also known as the Temporary Graduate Visa, enables international students who have recently graduated to extend their stay in Australia. There are four available streams, the Graduate Work Visa, Post-study Work Visa, Second Post-study Work Visa, and Replacement Visa. The length of time a student can stay in Australia depends on the stream they select. The Graduate Work visa can last between 18 months to 4 years, while the Post-study Work visa can last up to 4 years. To be eligible for the visa, students must be present in Australia and have completed their course within the last 6 months. Both visa options provide the opportunity to live, work or study in Australia temporarily. When applying for the 485 visa, you have the option to bring along family members such as your spouse, dependent child, or parents, as well as a de facto partner or same-sex partner, to live with you in Australia.

Subclass 485 Visa Streams

The visa allows international students who have recently graduated from a course related to an occupation that is in demand in Australia to temporarily live, work and study in the country.

The length of stay is typically 18 months but has been temporarily extended to 24 months for visas granted starting December 1st, 2021.

The requirement to complete a skills assessment has been temporarily lifted until June 30th, 2023.

You can bring your family with you to Australia.

The processing time for the visa may vary.
The visa allows international students who have recently graduated with a degree from an Australian institution to temporarily live and work in the country.

Allows for temporary work and stay in Australia for a period of 2 to 4 years, depending on the qualification held.

Requires the holder to have recently graduated from a CRICOS-registered course.

Allows for family members to be brought to Australia.

Processing time may vary.
The visa allows international students who hold a Temporary Graduate Visa and have recently graduated with a degree from an Australian institution located in a regional area, to temporarily live and work in the country.

Allows for temporary work and stay in Australia for a period of 1 to 2 years, depending on the location of study (must be in a regional area).

Requires the holder to have recently graduated from a CRICOS-registered course.

Allows for family members to be brought to Australia.

Processing time is not available.
This visa is for individuals who currently hold or previously held a Temporary Graduate Visa and have lost time due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, enabling them to temporarily live and work in Australia.

Allows for temporary work and stay in Australia for a period usually between 18 months and 5 years.

Requires the holder to have recently graduated from a CRICOS-registered course.

Temporary measure: Previous Post Study Work visa holders (for 2 years) postmaster of Coursework, will now receive 3 years.

Temporary measure: previous Graduate Work Stream visa holders (for 18 months), will now receive 2 years.

Allows for family members to be brought to Australia.

Processing time is not available.

Eligible Criteria For Subclass 485 Visa

Why choose Subclass 485 Visa?

The Temporary Graduate Visa is intended for international students who have recently graduated from an Australian educational institution after completing at least two years of study. It offers the opportunity for these students to extend their stay in Australia. However, it is important to note that in order to be eligible for this visa, you must meet certain criteria and be aware of the application process. Additionally, it is important to note that an individual can only hold one temporary visa as a primary applicant.