The 485 visa is a temporary working visa that allows students who have graduated to live, work and study after they have graduated from an Australian educational institution.Importantly, there are two streams available for this visa, the Graduate Work Stream and the Post-Study Work Stream, however both share common requirements.
In order to qualify for a Subclass 485 visa, you:
There are further requirements such as character requirements. However, the above are the main requirements that must be met along with the appropriate stream of visa as below:
The two streams of the visa
This visa has two streams that eligible students can apply. The visa applicant must meet the specific requirements of the stream in which you are applying for a visa. Below is a summary of the requirements of each stream.
The Graduate Work Stream
This stream is available to international students with an eligible qualification who have graduated from an Australian education institution with skills and the qualifications that relate to an occupation on list of eligible skilled occupations.
A visa in this stream is granted for 18 months after visa is approved.
Post-Study Work Stream
This stream is only available to students who applied for, and were granted, their first student visa to Australia on or after 5 November 2011. The students who have graduated with a degree or higher from an Australian education institution can only apply under this stream.
The visa in this stream last for two to four years from the date the visa is granted, depending on the visa applicant's qualification.
Including Family Member
You can include following family types of family members in your application:
If you are already holder of a 485 visa, you can apply for the family members to join you on your existing visa.
Each member of your family unit who wants to apply for this visa must:
Australian immigration law is complex and law and procedures change on a frequent basis. We strongly recommend that you contact us to confirm the Temporary Graduate visa subclass 485 process and schedule a consultation with one of our Registered Migration Agents regarding skilled or business migration visas.We have the expertise to secure your visa for you in the quickest possible timeframe.
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