Big news for international students and graduates in Australia! Due to the Covid-19 travel restrictions, Home Affairs has made a few changes to the 485 visa requirements. According to the recent 485 visa news, all applicants are bound to follow the new requirements.
A 485 Visa is for foreign students who’ve finished their studies in Australia. If you’ve qualifications and skills relevant to specific occupations that Australia needs, a 485 visa is for you. You can study and work in Australia with a Temporary Graduate Visa.
However, all applicants for a 485 visa are bound to follow the new requirements. The Department of Home Affairs has temporarily changed the criteria for 485 Visa Australia. According to the temporary Covid-19 measures, international students can now apply for a 485 visa from offshore.
485 Visa News – Online Study!
As per the latest 485 Visa news, studying online outside Australia will count for the Australian Study Requirement (ASR). Your online study from offshore will count for ASR if:
- You held a Student Visa 500 while studying online from outside Australia.
- Applied for your 485 Visa within 6 months of completing your eligible qualification/studies.
Temporary Graduate Visa Replacement Stream
Former and current 485 visa holders who’ve been affected by the Covid-19 travel restrictions in Australia might apply for a replacement Temporary Graduate Visa. Applications for the 485 Visa Replacement Stream will be open from July 1, 2022.
Eligibility Criteria for 485 Replacement Visa
If you want to apply for a replacement Temporary Graduate visa, you must:
- Hold a valid Graduate Visa 485.
- Have formerly held a Temporary Graduate visa that expired on or after February 1, 2020, and
- Have been living outside Australia at any time between February 1, 2020 and December 15, 2021.
- Pay the full Visa Application Charge for a 485 Visa which is AUD 1,680.
- Submit the complete documents to support your claims in the visa application.
Applications will be open from the 1st of July 2022. You can apply from onshore or offshore with your ImmiAccount. You may stay in Australia for the same time period as your original 485 Visa. It depends on the eligibility and level of your qualification.
Add Your Family Members to Replacement Visa
You can also add your family members when you apply for a replacement 485 Visa. However, it includes those family members that weren’t included on your original Temporary Graduate visa.
Applicants are usually allowed to apply for a Temporary Graduate visa once in a lifetime. Further visa applications are only available based on regional study and work. Do you want to study or work in regional areas of Australia? Well, if you’re interested, you can book a consultation with us for a quick application process.
Temporary Graduate 485 Visa Extensions!
485 visa holders eligible for a replacement Temporary Graduate visa will get the 485 Visa Extension or renewal to September 30, 2022. The Department of Home Affairs will inform eligible visa holders directly.
It’s a temporary measure. It allows eligible 485 visa holders to enter or stay in Australia to live and work. You can live and work in Australia until you can apply for and receive a replacement Temporary Graduate visa in Australia.
485 Visa News – Closing Words!
485 Visa holders who’ve been affected by the Covid-19 travel restrictions in Australia can apply for a Replacement Temporary Graduate Visa. The Department of Home Affairs has made some changes to the 485 visa requirements. If you’re a former or new applicant for a 485 visa, you must meet its requirements.
According to the latest 485 Visa news, applications will be open from July 1, 2022, for the 485 replacement stream visa. If you’re outside Australia and want to apply for a replacement visa, book a consultation with us right now.