COVID-19 update for 485 Visa (September 2020)

Temporary Graduate (Subclass 485) visa eligibility

Immigration has changed the requirements for Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa for those who have been impacted by COVID-19:

  • online study undertaken outside Australia as a result of COVID-19 travel restrictions will count towards the Australian Study Requirement for existing and new student visa holders

This change is available now.

  • graduates affected by COVID-19 travel restrictions will be able to apply for and be granted a Temporary Graduate visa outside Australia (where they have met all the requirements).

This change is not yet available.

Refer to our Comprehensive Guide on 485 visa for more details.

Which stream of Temporary Graduate Visa are you applying for? Post in the comments below along with any questions that you might have.

Atul Pandey

Atul has spent half his life migrating from one country to another. He moved from India to the US on a student visa to pursue his Master of Science from Penn State University. After spending a decade in the US, Atul migrated to Australia as a Permanent Resident. He is an entrepreneur and is the founder of Atul is a Registered Migration Agent (MARN:2016128). Reach him via email: