Australia is undoubtedly one of the most sought-after dream destinations for higher studies and lifestyles. For students who have completed their higher studies in Australia, there are certain opportunities to extend their stay in Australia while living and working after graduation.

Today in this article, we will discuss the eligibility criteria and requirements to apply for the Temporary Graduate Visa Subclass 485 for international students who have finished pursuing their higher studies in Australia and are looking forward to continuing living in the country.


What is the Temporary Graduate Visa?

The Temporary Graduate Visa Australia is a great opportunity for foreign students who had been living and studying in Australia under a student visa. This temporary Graduate Visa subclass 485 allows these students to continue living in Australia while also allowing them to work in the country.


What are the Requirements for Temporary Graduate Visa?

In order to be eligible for applying for the Temporary Graduate Visa subclass 485, the candidates need to be able to meet the following eligibility criteria:

* Must be below 50 years of age while applying

* Have an eligible visa already

* Should have had held a student visa within the last 6 months of applying for the Temporary Graduate Visa

* Must have documents of a recent qualification in a CRICOS registered degree or course

* Should Nominate one visa stream only, multiple streams will not be considered and cannot be altered after application

* Provide supporting documents to verify the data

Temporary Graduate Visa Categories

This Temporary Graduate Visa comes in three categories that candidates should apply for according to their intention of stay and eligibility.


Graduate Work Stream

This visa stream allows students with recent skill qualifications from Australia to live and stay for up to 18 months and temporarily increased up to 24 months. This visa allows students to live, work and also bring their families to Australia.


 For applying for the Graduate Work Stream, students will be required to already hold an eligible Student Visa and supporting documents to show their qualifications related to their field of work and interest.

Cost: AUD 1,680

Post-Study Work Stream

This visa is for international students who have achieved a degree from an Australian institution and would like to continue staying and working in Australia. This visa also allows them to bring their family. 

However, all documents supporting a CRICOS registered course must be submitted while applying for the visa. The stay time depends on the qualification of the candidate and ranges between 2 to 4 years.

Cost: AUD 1,680

Second Post-Study Work Stream

This Visa is for the students who already have the post-study work stream visa. This also allows them to live, work and bring their family to Australia. The stay time is generally between 1 to 2 years.

Cost: AUD 660

Processing Time

The processing time for the Temporary Graduate Visa ranges from 7 to 17 months depending on the application and qualifications of the candidate. However, DMS Immigration can help you to compile the best possible application that will have the right chances of being accepted. Contact us or leave your queries in the comments section.