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Are You Eligible for the 2-Year 485 Visa Extension?




Are you ready to receive another 2 years on your Temporary Graduate visa(subclass 485)? Further details have been released by the Department of Home Affairs regarding the 2-year extension for the 485 visa and here’s what we know so far!

  • You can apply online and there is no visa application fee.

  • You must hold a 485 visa in the Post-Study Work or Replacement streams on or after 1 July 2023.

  • You must have completed a Bachelors degree or higher that is on the Eligible Qualifications List (EQL). The final EQL has yet to be published.

  • No English test or Australian Federal Police check is required.

  • The usual health requirements apply.


Exciting! I like to read – where may I find the EQL and the above changes?

The Department of Education’s ‘Eligible Qualifications List’ is still being finalised and has yet to become law. The eligibility requirements surrounding the new 2-year 485 visa have been passed as law via the legislative instrument Migration Amendment (Extension of Subclass 485 (Temporary Graduate) Visa and Increase in Subclass 500 (Student) Visa Work Hours) Regulations 2023.


I understand, so how can I fulfill my dream of staying on in Australia?

We will be more than happy to assist you! Just get in touch with our friendly team via our website. Once you do that, sit back and relax as we guide you through the entire process of applying for the relevant visas!

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