Temporary Graduate Visa Subclass 485 is for the international skilled and qualified students who have graduated recently. Temporary Graduate Visa 485 can be availed to study, live, and work in Australia on a temporary basis. It is a valid minimum of 18 months to a maximum of 4 years (depends on your condition). It can help you to increase the chances of a provisional skilled or permanent visa. There are two types of temporary graduate visa:-
- Graduate Work- Stream
- Post-study Work Stream
1. Graduate Work- Stream– This kind of 485 subclass visa is for the students who have already done their studies from Australia at least 2 years and who have selected an occupation from the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) of Australia. The selected occupation should be correlated with the studies undertaken by the applicant. This kind of subclass visa is valid for 18 months and can be granted under the Graduate Work Stream.
2. Post-Study Work– This kind of Visa Subclass 485 stream is for those international students who had already done their bachelor’s or higher degree from higher education institution of Australia and wants to continue in Australia for up to 4 years. Applicants of this stream have to choose an occupation from the Skilled Occupation List (SOL). This visa is a valid minimum of 18 months to 4 years depending on the requirements and qualifications of the applicant:
- Bachelor’s / Master’s degree – 2 years
- Master’s degree(Research-based) – 3 years
- Ph.D. Degree – 4 years
What are the Eligibility Criteria for Visa Subclass 485?
The following are the basic requirements for applying visa subclass 485:
- Age- Applicant should be less than 50 years (as on the date of application).
- English Proficiency- Applicant should able to showcase their English proficiency by taking some kind of Standard English test (IELTS, PTE academy, OET, CAE, and TOEFL, etc.)
- The Applicant should hold an eligible visa
- Applicant should have qualified a Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students ( CRICOS) registered course
- Applicant should have completed their study in Australia.
- Applicant should fulfill relevant stream requirements
Also, Read- FAQS For Temporary Graduate Visa Subclass 485
Requirements For Skill Graduate Work Stream (valid for 18 months)
- The applicant’s stream of study should be there in the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) streams.
- The applicant should fulfill the requirements of study as per Australian norms.
- Applicant Should chose an occupation from the Skilled Occupation List (SOL)
Requirements For Post Study Work Stream (valid up to 4 years)
- The applicant should fulfill basic eligibility.
- The applicant should fulfill the requirements of study as per Australian norms for at least 2 years.
- The applicant should have completed education in the past 6 months.
Benefits of Temporary Graduate Visa Subclass 485:-
- The applicant’s dependent family members can be included in this visa application.
- This visa will allow applicants and family members to staying and after completion of the studies in Australia on a temporary basis, along with that they can travel, work, and study.
Who Are The Family Members Who Can Be Included In This Subclass 485 Visa?
The applicant can include the following family members
- Dependent child
- Applicant and applicant’s spouse dependent relatives
How to Apply For Subclass 485 Visa Australia?
Applicants can apply online to the Department of Home Affairs. You should be ready with your all necessary documents and you have to pay online to secure a valid visa application. For more details, you can contact Immigration Agent Perth.
Processing Fees For 485 Visa Australia:
Processing fees for 485 Visa depend upon the stream for which an applicant is applying and the number of applicants. Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) Application Fee:
- Applicant AUD $1,500 (Approx.)
- Dependent1 (Adult) AUD $750
- Dependent2 (Child) AUD $375
485 Visa Processing Time
485 Visa Processing Time also depends on Work-Stream. For Graduate Work-Stream it is 74 days – 4 months and for Post Study work Stream it is 55 days – 67 days.