From 20 January 2021, eligible 485 post study stream visa holders only may apply for second 485 visa, which can be granted for up to two years
Some of the requirements for the 2nd 485 visa include that the applicant must:
- be a Subclass 485 Post study stream visa holder
- have graduated from a regional education institution
- have lived, worked and studied only in a designated regional area for two years continuously on the first 485 Post Study Work visa
The 2nd 485 visa may be granted for up to two years if you have lived, worked and studied only in a designated regional centre or other regional area. If you have lived, worked and studied in a designated city or major regional area (such as Perth, Adelaide, the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast, Newcastle/Lake Macquarie, Wollongong/Illawarra, Canberra, Geelong and Hobart), the 2nd 485 visa may be granted for one year.
The applicant must be in Australia to apply for 2nd 485 visa.
Contact us should you require assistance with your 2nd 485 visa application or have any questions regarding your eligibility, we are here to help.