Temporary Graduate Visa Subclass 485

The graduate students, who have recently completed any of their graduation courses with the necessary qualification and skillset which are applicable to the requirements and necessities of the Australian jobs, now have the option of applying a visa for the country of Australia through the visa category subclass 485, better known as the temporary graduate visa Subclass 485.

The main pre-existing condition of this visa is that the students who are applying for this visa must have completed any graduation course spanning a minimum of 2 years. Depending on the status or the suitability of the student applying for this particular visa, the validity of this visa could range anywhere from a minimum of 18 months to a maximum of 4 years.

The visa subclass 485 ensures that the applicant can work or study further in Australia after they have completed the course they have enrolled in. The visa is divided into two sub-categories; one of which is called the Post-study work stream whose validity can range from 2 to 4 years and the other is called Graduate work stream, which remains valid for 18 months. There are several rules, regulations, and other technicalities that are needed to be fulfilled before the application can be made. Contacting the proper and experienced agent assisting in migration can be helpful in understanding the benefits of applying and getting access to this particular visa subclass.

What this Visa Subclass 485 Allows You To Do In Australia?

In short, there are certain benefits that the holder of Visa Subclass 485 can enjoy after they have completed a 2-year spanning course registered under CRICOS in Australia. Both streams of this visa allow the holder the right to travel, stay, study, and work in Australia on a temporary basis. The concise benefits of the Subclass 485 Visa, essentially a temporary residence visa are tabulated under the list provided below:

  • The holder of this visa can work, stay, and travel to and fro from Australia without any limitation.
  • On this visa, the holder can further apply to bring their eligible family members to Australia as dependents on their visa.
  • The applicant who has completed a graduate-level study in Australia can stay for 18 months under this visa.
  • The individuals under this visa who have completed a post-graduate level study can have a stay of 2 to 4 years according to their classifications. Their stay can be tabulated as follows:
    • 2 years – Bachelor Degree, Bachelor Degree with Honours, Masters by Coursework Degree or Masters (extended) Degree
    • 3 years – Masters by Research Degree
    • 4 years – Doctoral Degree

English Requirement for Australian Graduate Visa 485

The student must meet the requirements and accomplish the required marks for graduate visa 485 in any one of the below-mentioned exams for testing their proficiency in the English language. The obligatory results and position to go for the Subclass 485 Visa are provided below:

Test for English Lowest overall Score Total overall score Minimum scores for English test components
Listening Reading Speaking Writing
IELTS 6 5 5 5 5
TOEFL iBT 64 4 4 14 14
PTE Academic 50 36 36 36 36
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) (taken on or after 1 January 2015 169 154 154 154 154

In addition to these documents, the applicant may have to provide documentary proof of the citizenship of the United States of America, the Republic of Ireland, Canada, or New Zealand. The scores must be achieved within 3 years before applying.

Temporary Graduate Visa 485 Eligibility Criteria

To get selected for the Visa Subclass 485 and attain the benefits and assistance that come with the said subclass, there are some rules and regulation that the applicant will have to abide by before he or she considers applying for the same. Without the fulfillment of these 485 visa eligibility, there is a chance that the applicant may not receive the visa. The points are:

Age limit
The age of the applicant must be under 50 years at the time of application.

Validity of course
The applicant must have been recently qualified to a course that is registered under the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students, or CRICOS.

Course duration
The duration of the course must be at least 2 years. Any course lesser than the stipulated time disqualify the candidate from applying for the visa.

Visa qualification
The candidate must qualify for an appropriate visa.

The person applying for this visa must be examined for the particular skill that is appropriate for a job in the skilled occupation list.

Insurance clause
The applicant must hold health insurance for the entirety of his or her stay in the country.

Insurance provider
The health insurance provider must be a recognized one and Australian.

485 Visa Checklist

Before applying for the visa, the applicants must discuss their 485 visa checklist to guarantee suitable submission. The 485 visa conditions which must be achieved for students to enroll themselves in a full-time course in Australia under CRICOS registration are listed below:

  • The Temporary Graduate Visa subclass 485 can be held by any individual who holds a valid visa.

  • The applicant must have completed a course under the approved list of CRICOS.

  • The course completed must be of a duration of more than two years.

  • According to the job needs and circumstances, the visa can allow its bearer to stay in Australia for 18 months to 4 years.

  • The required documents like the Passport sized photo, Passport bio-data page, birth certificates, etc. must be produced by the applicant as and when required by the customs official.

What is Australia Temporary Graduate 485 Visa Processing Time?

The short-term 485 visa processing time differs in different aspects, including the course chosen. The fees should be settled along with the application otherwise the application will not get processed and 485 dependent visa processing time will continue to extend. The processing times for this visa are given below;

485 Visa Processing Time According to Streams 25% of applications processed in 50% of applications processed in 75% of applications processed in 90% of applications processed in
Graduate Work Stream 9 Months 9 Months 10 Months 12 Months
Post-study Work Stream 4 Months 9 Months 10 Months 11 Months

Our authorities in the student visa subclass 485 can help in the immigration of the job holder after completion of their courses in Australia. Get in touch the appropriate Migration Agent for more facts and figures.


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