Published On :  
March 31, 2022

subclass 485 visa extension

Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa extension:

​​​​On 18 February 2022, more than 30,000 eligible Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa holders had their visas extended until 30 September 2022.

There are two Visa extension eligibility criteria:

Extension Eligibility Criteria One:

Your Temporary Graduate(subclass 485) visa was extended until 30 September 2022, if you met all ofthe following criteria on the 18 February 2022: 

  • You held a Temporary Graduate visa on 15 December 2021 with an expiry date before 30 September 2022
  • The primary visa holder was in Australia at time of the visa grant
  • The primary visa holder was outside Australia for any period between 1 February 2020 and 14 December 2021 (inclusive) as the holder of a Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa
  • The visa has not been cancelled since 15 December 2021
  • You had not been granted a further substantive visa since 15 December 2021.

ExtensionEligibility Criteria Two:

If your Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa expired between 1 February 2020 and 14 December 2021, then it was enlivened (brought back into effect) on the 18 February 2022 and extended until 31 September 2022, if you met all of thefollowing criteria: 

  • Your Temporary Graduate visa expired between 1 February 2020 and 14 December 2021 (inclusive)
  • The primary visa holder was in Australia at time of grant
  • The primary visa holder was outside Australia for any period between 1 February 2020 and 14 December 2021 (inclusive) as the holder of a Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa
  • The visa was not cancelled
  • You had not been granted a further substantive visa.

If you believe you met the above criteria you may check your visa status on VEVO.

If you believe you met the above criteria and did not receive an auto extension please contact Department of Home Affairs.

NOTE:

  • If you have applied for another substantive visa, you may wish to consider whether it is appropriate to withdraw that application in your circumstances.
  • If you do not withdraw your visa application and Immigration grant you visa application before 30 September 2022, your subclass 485 visa will cease.

COVID-19 Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) replacementstream visa

The Temporary Graduate replacement stream visa will give current and former visa holders impacted by COVID-19 travel restrictions the same length of stay as their original visa.

Applications for the COVID-19 Temporary Graduate replacement stream visa open on 1 July 2022.

The Temporary Graduate replacement stream visa will give currentand former visa holders impacted by COVID-19 travel restrictions the same length of stay as their original visa.

Learn More about this Graduate replacement stream visa.

Source: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/news-media/archive/article?itemId=812