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Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485) – Replacement Stream

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    Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485) – Replacement Stream

    The replacement stream is for the present and former temporary graduate visa holders who lost time on their original visas because of the travel restrictions of the pandemic. Also, it will allow you to live, work and study in Australia temporarily.


    What You Can Do With The Temporary Graduate Visa? 

    You can do the below things by having the temporary graduate visa – replacement stream.

    You must find your job while on this visa. The government is not responsible for arranging occupation.


    How Long Can You Stay?

    The replacement stream is a temporary visa. The length of your stay in Australia will be based on the country’s education qualification or your previous temporary graduate visa. 



    Length of stay

    Graduate Work


    18 months*

    Post-Study Work

    Bachelor Degree

    2 years

    Post-Study Work

    Honours Degree

    2 years

    Post-Study Work

    Master’s Degree

    3 years

    Post-Study Work

    Doctoral Degree

    4 years

    Hong Kong (HKSAR) or British National Overseas (BNO)

    5 years

    As well, you have to keep in mind that you can’t stay longer by extending this temporary graduate visa.


    The Replacement stream was created to support Temporary Graduate visa holders impacted by COVID-19 travel limitations.


    Furthermore, you may be qualified to apply for a Second Post-Study Work stream visa. To be eligible you must have studied on your Student visa in a regional area, and lived, worked, and/or studied in a provincial area while possessing your Replacement stream visa. Moreover, you might be qualified for other skilled work visas.


    Include Family

    Check Eligibility


    The temporary graduate visa costs AUD1,730 for the prime visa applicant. There is also a charge for each family member who applies for the temporary graduate visa with you. Subsequent applicants must pay the full visa application cost. You might also have to pay other prices for health check-ups or police certificates.


    To work out what your visa will charge use the Visa Pricing Estimator. The estimator does not take into account the other charges. Moreover, the Temporary Graduate visa is excepted from the subsequent Temporary Application cost.


    Where You Can Apply From?

    You can be inside or outside of Australia, but not in migration authorization when you apply, and when they approve your application. Furthermore, subsequent applicants can be in or outside Australia when they apply and when they grant the visa.


    Processing Times Of The Temporary Graduate Visa

    Processing times are not available for the replacement stream.

    Your application can take longer to proceed if:

    They can’t proceed with your visa application if you do not pay the right visa application fee. They will notify you if this is the case and if necessary, return your application.


    Your Obligations

    You and your family must obey all visa conditions and Australian laws.


    You can travel outside Australia and return as many times as you need while the visa is applicable.

    The time you spend outside Australia does not extend the temporary graduate visa.

    Visa Label

    The officers will digitally link your visa to your passport. You will not have a label on your passport.

    Eligibility Criteria 

    The applicant should meet the below eligibility criteria when applying for a temporary graduate visa. 

    Temporary Graduate Visa – Replacement Stream’s Step-By-Step Procedure 

    Step 1: Before You Apply

    You should apply for a temporary graduate visa before January 1st, 2027. 

    Step 2: Collect Your Documents 

    It is essential to provide documents to assist your visa application. Then, the officers will choose by using the information you submit when lodging the visa application. Thus, ensure to offer as much information as possible with your temporary graduate visa application. 

    Step 3: Apply For The Temporary Graduate Visa 

    You should apply for the replacement stream visa online. 

    Step 3: After You Apply For The Visa 

    The officials will inform you at the time of receiving your documents and visa application. 

    Step 4: Visa Outcome

    You can be in or outside Australia but not in arrival clearance, when they decide on your visa application. Further, if you are a subsequent applicant (family member), then you can be in or outside Australia when they decide on your application.

    They will let you know our decision about your visa application in writing. If they grant you the visa, then they will tell you:

    Processing Times Of The Second post-study work stream  

    Your second post-study work stream (subclass 485) application can take more time to proceed if:

    If they reject your visa, then they will tell you the reason for denial and whether you have a right to an evaluation of the decision. In addition, they will not refund the visa application cost if they reject your application.


    Coming To Australia

    Before you leave

    Check your travel documents

    You must have:

    At the border

    Completing an Incoming Passenger Card

    All people arriving in Australia should complete the Incoming Passenger Card. You will be given this card aboard.

    Completing a Digital Passenger Declaration

    All passengers entering by air into Australia must complete the Digital Passenger Declaration (DPD). You can begin a DPD seven days before your flight, but you have to submit it before you leave for Australia. 

    Leaving the airport faster

    The officers have an automated procedure that uses facial recognition technology and your ePassport. You also can leave the airport earlier if you use SmartGate.

    In Australia

    What can you do when you have this visa? 

    Last Few Words 

    Going through the above lines will bring you some idea about the temporary graduate visa (subclass 485) – replacement stream. As well, contact Aram Visas when you need to get a temporary graduate visa. Our well-versed team is always here to guide you throughout the migration process! 

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