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New Age Restrictions for Australia’s Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485): Everything You Need to Know

Thinking about staying in Australia after graduation? The Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) is a popular option for international students, but there have been some important changes! This blog post will break down everything you need to know about the new age limits and other updates to the program.

Major Update: Age Limit Reduced!

As of July 1, 2024, the maximum age to apply for the Temporary Graduate visa has dropped from 50 to 35 for most applicants. This is a significant change, so be sure to check your eligibility carefully.

Exceptions to the New Age Limit

There is some good news! Holders of Hong Kong and British National Overseas (BNO) passports can still apply for the visa up to the age of 50.

Streamlined Program for Easier Application

The Temporary Graduate visa program is now divided into two clearer streams:

  • Post-Vocational Education Work Stream: Ideal for those with associate degrees, diplomas, or trade qualifications related to an in-demand occupation on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL).
  • Post-Higher Education Work Stream: Perfect for graduates with bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, or doctoral degrees.

Changes to Visa Length

The maximum visa validity period has also been adjusted for some applicants. Be sure to check the official website for the latest details on your specific situation.

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Stay Informed and Get Help

Here are some resources to learn more about the Temporary Graduate visa program and the recent changes:

  • The Australian Government Department of Home Affairs: [Australian Government Department of Home Affairs Temporary Graduate visa ON immi.homeaffairs.gov.au]
  • Visa Professionals: Consulting with a visa specialist can be helpful, especially with the new regulations. blueskyconsultancy.com

Looking to live and work in Australia after graduation?

Understanding the latest Temporary Graduate visa requirements is crucial. Check your eligibility, explore the program streams, and don’t hesitate to seek professional guidance if needed. Contact Register MARN agent Shayaz Khan

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The information contained on this blog post is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice. And the information provided on this blog should not be construed as professional advice.

While I strive to provide accurate and up-to-date information, I cannot guarantee that all information is complete or error-free. You should always consult with a qualified professional before making any decisions based on the information contained on this blog post.

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