Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) Second Post-Study Work stream

This visa is for holders of a first Temporary Graduate visa in the post-study work stream who graduated with a degree from an Australian institution located in a regional area

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Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) –Second Post-Study Work stream

be under 50 years of age

  • hold a Temporary Graduate visa in the post-study work stream as the main applicant
  • have a recent degree from an education institution based in an eligible designated regional area, that led to the grant of your first Temporary Graduate visa in the post-study work stream
  • have lived in an eligible designated regional area for at least 2 years before applying for the second Temporary Graduate visa in the post-study work stream
  • have evidence of adequate health insurance for all applicants when you apply

Temporary Graduate visa (TGV)

  • From 2021, Temporary Graduate visa (TGV) holders (post-study work stream) who have graduated from a regional educational institution and have lived in regional Australia on their first TGV will be eligible for a second TGV.Those eligible for a second TGV will be required to remain in a regional area for the duration of their new visa.Eligibility will include international students who studied at a regional campus of a metropolitan university.
    • International graduates who have studied and lived in Category 2 will be eligible for an additional 1 year on a second Temporary Graduate visa.
    • International graduates who have studied and lived in Category 3 will be eligible for an additional 2 years on a second Temporary Graduate visa.

The second Temporary Graduate visa

will require ongoing residence in a regional area.

The definition of regional Australia for this purpose will be the same as the definition for skilled migration – all of Australia excluding Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane (Perth and Gold Coast are classified as regional areas).

Temporary Graduate visa (TGV) – regional centres

Perth, Adelaide, Gold CoastSunshine Coast, Canberra Newcastle/Lake Macquarie

Wollongong/Illawarra Geelong, Hobart

Access to the dedicated 25,000 regional places.

–   Priority processing on regional visas.–   Access to the Regional Occupations List –  more jobs compared to non-regional lists.

–   International students studying at regional universities will be eligible to access an additional 1 year in Australia on a post-study work visa.

Temporary Graduate visa (TGV) – Other regional areas

Access to the dedicated 25,000 regional places.

 International students studying at regional universities will be eligible to access an additional 2 years in Australia on a post-study work visa.

Priority in negotiating region-specific Designated Area Migration Agreements (DAMAs).

Can I apply 485 visa twice?

You can apply for 485 twice in some circumstance.
You can apply for the Temporary Graduate (subclass 485visa twice.

Usually between 1 and 2 years depending on:

  • the regional location of the educational institution that you graduated from that led to the grant of your first Temporary Graduate visa in the post-study work stream
  • the regional area that you live in as the holder of your first Temporary Graduate visa post-study work stream
Current Temporary Graduate (subclass 485visa holders from hong Kong are eligible for a five year extension on their current visa in addition to the time they have already spent in Australia.

Can I apply for TR second time?

Also you can apply for the 2nd 485 visa before your current 485 visa expires, as soon as you have met that residency requirement. If it is granted before your current 485 visa expires you will be granted a further period starting from the date your 485 visa was going to expire.

Can I apply for PR while on 485 visa?

Another option 485 visas to PR is by Sponsored Visas 186 Direct Entry stream. This is a sponsored visa. To obtain PR on a sponsored visa, you must have an employer who agrees to sponsor you to stay in Australia, under the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) – Visa 186.

Can I apply for TR visa?

  • Bachelor degree (including Honours )

    2 + 1 year (for cities and major regional centres) or + 2 years for regional centres and other regional areas)

  • Masters by coursework

    2 + 1 year (for cities and major regional centres) or + 2 years for regional centres and other regional areas).

  • Masters by research

    3 + 1 year (for cities and major regional centres) or + 2 years for regional centres and other regional areas)

  • Doctoral degree

    4 + 1 year (for cities and major regional centres) or + 2 years for regional centres and other regional areas)