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Temporary Graduate Visa
(subclass 485)

The Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa is a temporary visa that allows international students to live, study and work in Australia after they have finished their studies. This visa is granted with multiple entries and a visa holder may leave and re-enter Australia as many times as they want whilst it is valid.

The Temporary Graduate visa has the following streams:

  • Post-Study Work stream This stream is generally for international students who have graduated with a higher education degree from an Australian education provider, regardless of their field of study. Note that this stream is only available to visa holders who received their first student via on, or after, 5 November 2011. In this stream, the length of stay is dependent on the level of Australian study qualification and may range from 2 to 5 years.
  • Graduate Work stream – This stream is for international students with an eligible qualification (overseas) who graduated recently with skills and qualifications that relate to a medium to long-term occupation on the Department’s Occupation’s List. In this stream, an applicant may stay in Australia for 18 months (Hong Kong and British National Overseas passport holders may stay up to 5 years).
  • Second Post-Study Work stream – This stream is for holders of a first Temporary Graduate visa in the post-study work stream who graduated with a degree from an Australian institution located in a regional area. This visa allows you to  live, work and study in Australia, temporarily dependent upon the Education Institution you studied at and where you have lived since completion of your studies
Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa

To be eligible to apply

The applicant generally needs to be under 50 years of age, meet the English language requirement, applied for a skills assessment and have satisfied the Australian study requirement six months before an application is made.

Our lawyers at All Access Migration are well versed in all types of Skilled Visas and are able to provide streamlined assistance with the visa application process for both employers and applicants. In particular, we are able to assist with:

  • advising you on the requirements, process and requirements of the visa in terms of the sponsorship, nomination and main visa application aspects of the application
  • outlining the specific documentation required in order to satisfy the requirements of the visa application, consolidated into a tailored document checklist that you can utilise for a point of reference
  • collating and reviewing your documentation
  • preparing detailed submissions to the Department of Home Affairs outlining your ability to meet each requirement of the visa, as well as outlining the evidence provided
  • preparing and lodging both the visa application and sponsorship application, as well as supporting evidence on your behalf
  • providing advice regarding the status of lodgement, ongoing obligations, and current processing times
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