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A temporary visa that allows international students to live, study and work after you have finished your studies. The visa has two streams: Graduate Work stream and Post-Study Work stream. The length of your stay will depend on which stream you apply for.
This visa is for international students who have recently graduated with skills and qualifications that are relevant to specific occupations in Australia needs. It lets you live, study and work in Australia temporarily.
This visa is for international students who have recently graduated with a degree from an Australian institution. It lets you live, work and study in Australia, temporarily.
OpenVisa charges a flat AUD$400 fee to process a Graduate Visa.
A MARA Accredited Migration Agent will review your application, answer any questions and help you complete your application to the highest standard.
With OpenVisa, there are no more piles of paper. All the required forms are turned into simple questions you can answer in under two hours.
The rest of your life is already on your phone – and now, so is your visa application, supporting documents, visa grands, department requests and immigration resources. Your next visa application will be a breeze!
Ever member gets access to our team of Client Service Specialists and a MARA Accredited Agent. That means every time you reach out to us, you reach the same people – not a call centre. And, you get personalized care from a team that has a complete picture of your application and individual needs.
To be eligible to apply for the temporary graduate visa (subclass 485) you must:
You must have a recent qualification in a CRICOS-registered course and be in Australia when applying for this visa.
The cost of applying for the temporary graduate visa (subclass 485) starts from AUD $1,535. The processing time will depend on your work stream. As a general guide, 90% of applications are processed within 5 months by the Department of Home Affairs.
The Graduate Work stream is for international students who have recently graduated with skills and qualifications, and allows you to stay in Australia usually up to 18 months while you find a job. Whereas the Post-Study Work stream visa is for international students who have recently graduated with a degree from an Australian institution. It lets you live, work and study in Australia, temporarily usually between 2 and 4 years depending on your qualification. Both visas allows you to bring your immediate family members to stay with you.
You may require evidence of English as part of your visa application. Our agent can provide further information when reviewing your application.
Once your visa is granted, you can:
You must find your own employment while on this visa. We are not responsible for arranging employment.
You cannot stay in Australia longer by extending this visa. You might be eligible for other skilled work visas. Use the Department of Home Affairs’ visa finder to find out options for work.