Published On :  
April 19, 2024

485 visa replacement

COVID-19 Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) replacementstream

​​​​​​Wonderfulnews for those Subclass485 visa holders, who was stuck overseas during Australian border closer.

Government announced the COVID-19 replacement stream visa for those TemporaryGraduate (subclass-485) visa holders impacted by the Australian travel restrictions.This means, people who could not stay in Australia for the full period allowed by their previous Temporary Graduate (subclass-485) visa due to Covid-19 disruption will be able to apply for thisreplacement stream visa.

The replacement Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa will recognise the commitment made by international students to Australia. It will acknowledge the disruption to plans that COVID-19 and the associated travel restrictions caused.

ThisCOVID-19 replacement stream will be available for new applications from mid-2022.


Tobe eligible, applicants must:

  • currently hold, or have held a     Temporary Graduate visa that expired on or after 1 February 2020; and
  • have been outside Australia at     any time between 1 February 2020 and 15​ December 2021.

Departmentof Home affairs still determining details on the application requirements. Itis likely that applicants will need to supply some supporting documents toapply for this visa stream.

Duration of this visa:

Applicants will receive the full validity of their initial Temporary Graduate visa. This is determined by the level of their qualification.


Assuccessful applicants will be granted the full validity, the full visa application charge will apply. There is also a charge for each family member who applies for the visa with them.

Include your family members:

​Applicants can include members of the family unit in their application when they apply.This includes family members that weren't included in their original Temporary Graduate visa.

Important Note:

This stream will be available for new applications from mid-2022. Further details will become available over the coming months. Please continue to check back for updates.


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