This visa is for international students who have recently graduated from Australian institution(s). This visa allows the international students to live, study and work after finishing their studies for a period of 18 months to 4 years. This visa has two streams: Graduate work stream and Post-study work stream. Here are the key checklist for 485 Temporary Graduate Visa:
The Australian study requirement can be satisfied if the visa applicant has completed CRICOS-registered, one or more degrees, diplomas or trade qualifications in the past 6 months, which meet the following conditions.
The visa applicant must satisfy the English language requirement with either of the following test formats:
The visa applicant must have sat the English language test in the three years before applying and the results should be provided with the visa application.
This is for international students who have recently graduated and possess the skills and qualification for one of the occupation in Skilled Occupation List (SOL). This visa is valid for 18 months from the date of grant.
The applicant must meet the following requirements for the grant of the visa:
This visa is for international students who applied their first student visa on, or after, November 5, 2011 and have graduated with higher education degree(s) from Australian education provider(s). This visa is valid for 2 to 4 years, depending upon the highest qualification obtained in Australia.
The following family members can apply for this visa to join the main applicant in Australia:
These family members must meet the requirements for including family members in the application and provide documentary evidence of their relationship to the main applicant. They must meet the health, character (if applicable) and insurance requirements necessary for the grant of the visa.
If the family members are onshore, the main applicant can include family members in the visa application at the time of lodgement. However, if the family members are offshore, they can apply for this visa as subsequent entrants upon the grant of the visa of the main applicant.
This visa allows the visa holder/s to stay in Australia temporarily for the duration of the visa with full work, study and travel rights.
Main applicant and family members must hold adequate health insurance and comply with the Australian law throughout the visa period.
Skill assessment is required only for applicants who are applying for Temporary Graduate visa under Graduate Work stream. It is not required for the applicants who are eligible for Post Study Work stream.
Evidence of AFP application or report is mandatory at the time to visa application whereas overseas police check is to be provided only upon request by DIBP.
Yes, all dependent family members in the application who are 16 years of age or older needs to submit police check(s) as per the character requirement.
Yes, however, only Chest X-ray will be reused by DIBP if it was done within last 12 months and all other required tests can be requested by the DIBP again depending upon the situations.
Yes, DIBP recognises PTE as the valid test for the visa application.
Applicant needs to apply Temporary Graduate visa within 6 months of the course completion date.
For the purpose of 485 visa application, English test results are valid for 3 years and should be valid at the time of visa application lodgement.
No, for the main applicant, Temporary Graduate visa cannot be applied from offshore. However, for the dependent applicants, Temporary Graduate visa can be processed while offshore provided that Temporary Graduate visa of the main applicant has been granted.
Technically one can apply for Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) – Graduate Work stream with a skill assessment application in progress. However, if the skill assessment is unsuccessful then the visa application will be refused.
Currently, the base application charge for the primary applicant as a subsequent entrant is $1470. For every additional applicant who is 18 or over, the charge is $735 and for every additional applicant who is under 18, the charge is $370.