485 Graduation Visa Reminder + Q&A

A 485 visa is necessary for international graduates who want to stay here after graduation. Here are some common questions about applying for this visa. Click HERE to read more about the eligibility for the visa. *Only graduates who have taken courses in Australia two years or above (reaching the Australian Study Requirement) are eligible for applying for 485 visas.  Q: I have studied a half-year Graduation Certificate before taking a Masters Degree, am I eligible for applying for a 485 graduation visa? A: It depends on the situation. If all your credits were transferrable to the Masters Degree, and…

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485 Graduate visa opens for offshore application

Coronavirus has been a prevailing issue recently. Many international students chose to go home and continue their study online. Previously, the Australian government only allowed graduates to apply for 485 graduation visa only if they were in Australia. A good news is that today, the Australian government just announced international students who are currently outside Australia can also be eligible to apply for the visa. Now international graduates of Australia can now get to stay here longer. Here is the latest arrangement for 485 graduation visa. Whether graduates are onshore or offshore during the concession period (20th February 2020 -…

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Free Extension for Student Visa

Given that the continues global spread of the COVID-19, the Australia border is still restricted for non Australian citizens. Some regions are even facing another wave of outbreak, such as Victoria and Hong Kong. It is believed that many international students’ study plans have been impacted. Therefore, Australian government has announced that student visa (subclass 500) can be extended for FREE started from August 5, 2020 in order to assist holders who are being affected by the COVID-19. Here are the details: Only new applications (since August 5) will be eligible to have the application fee waivedHolders who are not…

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