This time of the year we get lots of inquiries about 485 visa. Many students complete their courses in December and their student visa expire soon after li February or March.

Although it is a relatively simple application the refusals are very common. They are mainly due to not complying with the time of application requirements like English test result, AFP certificate or evidence of lodged skills assessment. With other visas most of the requirements are time of decision so they can be provided post lodgement but in case of 485 even if the applicant gets the documents soon after the lodgement the application must be refused.

The Temporary Graduate subclass 485 visa is a work visa for international students who have completed 2 years of study in Australia. It is a way to extend your stay in Australia and to give you an opportunity to improve your chances of becoming eligible for a permanent or provisional skilled visa.

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