Skilled – Graduate (Temporary)(485)

2 STREAMS IN THE 485 VISA

POST-STUDY WORK STREAM
This is a new visa for students who completed their studies in Australia
It provides successful applicants with bachelor degrees or higher to be granted the 485 visa for a longer period of stay
•Those with a bachelor (pass or honour) degree will get 2 years
•Those with a masters (pass or honour) degree will get 3 years
•Those with a doctor degree will get 4 years
GRADUATE WORK STREAM
–This is the “traditional” 485 visa for graduates who do not qualify under the Post-Study Work Stream
–Successful applicants under this stream will be granted the 485 visa for 18 months
The 485 visa, once granted, cannot be extended and persons who do not meet the criteria for any other visa will be expected to leave Australia.