Processing Times: Temporary Graduate VISA SUBCLASS 485

The 485 Visa allows international students who have recently graduated from an Australian educational institution to work, live and study in Australia temporarily after the completion of their studies.


485 Visa Processing Times

Stream 75% of applications processed 90% of applications processed
Graduate Work 4 months 5 months
Post-Study Work 39 days 78 days


485 Visa Timeline & Stages

The visa processing times for the 485 visa requires going through the following stages, which Results Migration can assist you with:

  1. Your qualification must either:
    1. Relate to an occupation of the skilled occupation list (SOL) (graduate work stream); or
    2. Be a higher education degree (post-study work stream)
  2. The team at Results Migration will support you from the initial stage of preparing all your relevant documents for your application for the 485 visa
  3. If you are applying under the graduate work stream, you will need to complete a valid skills assessment within your nominated occupation
  4. You and anyone included in your application must be in Australia when you apply and when a decision is made
  5. In the meantime, if you are an onshore applicant you will be granted a bridging visa until your current visa expires


Common issues that cause delays in 190 Visa processing times

  • Whether you have lodged a complete application, including all necessary supporting documents;
  • How promptly you respond to any requests for additional information;
  • How long it takes to perform required checks on the supporting information provided; and
  • How long it takes to receive additional information from external agencies, particularly in relation to health, character, and national security requirements

Both the graduate work stream and the post-study stream have specific requirements and one of the lawyers at Results Migration can provide further information on the 485 Visa in your free consultation. While the process can seem quite daunting, Results Migration will be able to assist you from start to finish in the application process.


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