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485 Temporary Graduate Visa Update – Extra year and replacement visas for temporary graduate visa holders impacted by COVID

The department has extended a helping hand to those whose lives have been thrown into disarray due to the pandemic by extending support to hundreds of Temporary Graduate visa holders (subclass 485) stranded overseas, the Australian government has announced that those unable to travel due to COVID-induced restrictions will be able to apply for a replacement visa. The government will also increase the length of stay on 485 visas from two to three years. Overview:

  • Temporary Graduates with expired visas can now apply for replacement visas to renter Australia
  • Government to increase the length of stay for 485 visa holders from two to three years
  • VET sector graduates will also receive a two-year Temporary Graduate visa
  • Changes to Temporary Graduate visa stay periods will be implemented from 1 December 2021
  • Applications for the replacement visa can be made from 1 July 2022


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