Temporary Graduate Visas to Last Longer after Big Changes to Rules

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International students have longer visas and time spent studying online overseas now counts towards acquiring a Temporary Graduate visa (Subclass 485), after extensive changes made by the Department of Immigration.

Masters by coursework students on a Subclass 485 visa have three years to stay in Australia with no restrictions on how much they work,  if you are overseas and if you currently hold a student visa, you may apply for the 485 visa.

If you have a 485 visa but went overseas because of the Covid 19 pandemic, you may apply for an extension of your visa if that visa expired on or after the 1st of February 2020.

In the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector, 485 Temporary Graduate visas now last 2 years.

The Innovation Development Fund, which provides short-term targeted support to private English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) providers will receive $9.4 million, to diversify their education offerings into online and offshore delivery. 

Australia’s economy is going very well and now it is enticing migrants back to its shores with a slew of visa changes. 

The Government has indicated that immigration will be ramped up in 2022 and that is exactly what is happening, Australia is going to open its borders very soon and when it does the opportunities for migrants will start to build up.

There has never been a better time to plan for a secure, safe and prosperous future for you and your family, as all streams of the Temporary Graduate visa allow for your family to join you and Australia is an excellent place to raise children.

Take the next step! Contact Easy Migrate to take the hassle out of getting your visa, we are experienced locals who will offer you the soundest advice and make sure you have peace of mind whilst in Australia.