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485 Temporary Graduate visa extension and new replacement stream

485 Temporary Graduate Visa | 澳洲畢業生工作簽證

The Department announced on 18 January 2022 new concessions available for COVID-19 affected temporary graduate visa holders. There will be visa extensions made available on 18 February 2022, and a new 485 replacement stream visa will be open to new application on 1 July 2022.

Visa extensions for COVID-19 affected temporary graduate visa holders

On 18 February 2022, certain eligible Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa holders will have their visas extended or enlivened to 30 September 2022. Visa holders eligible for an extension will be notified directly by the Department.

This extension will allow COVID-19 affected temporary graduate visa holders a chance to apply the new replacement stream visa when it is open later in the year.

To be eligible for a Temporary Graduate visa extension:

  • visa holders must have held a Temporary Graduate visa on 15 December 2021
  • the current visa expires before 30 September 2022
  • the primary visa holder was in Australia at time of the visa grant
  • the primary visa holder has been outside Australia for any period between 1 February 2020 and 14 December 2021 (inclusive)
  • the visa has not been cancelled since 15 December 2021
  • the holder has not been granted a further substantive visa since 15 December 2021.

To be eligible for visa enlivening:

  • visa holders must have held a Temporary Graduate visa that visa expired between 1 February 2020 and 14 December 2021 inclusive
  • the primary visa holder was in Australia at time of grant
  • the primary holder of the visa has been outside Australia for any period between 1 February 2020 and 14 December 2021 inclusive
  • the visa was not cancelled
  • the visa holder has not been granted a further substantive visa.

Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) replacement stream visa

This new stream will be open for application on 1 July 2022. This new stream will give current and former visa holders impacted by COVID-19 travel restrictions the same length of stay as their original visas.

Please visit our webpage here for more information about the 485 visa and how to apply. You can contact us at Tanson Migration for assistance.

Source: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/news-media/archive/article?itemId=812

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