AUG Student Services
en English
Enquire Home
AUG Student Services logo
en English
Menu

Visa Extensions For Covid-19 Affected Temporary Graduate Visa Holders

Starting on February 18, 2022, some Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa holders will be able to have their visas extended or enliven to September 30, 2022. This arrangement encompasses such visa holders who were affected by COVID-19 travel restrictions, allowing them to enter, or remain in Australia to live and work until they can apply for and be granted a replacement Temporary Graduate visa.

Please do note that visa holders eligible for an extension will be notified directly by the Department of Home Affairs.

 

ELIGIBILITY

To Be Eligible For A Temporary Visa Extension:

  • visa holders must have held a Temporary Graduate visa on 15 December 2021
  • the current visa expires before 30 September 2022
  • the primary visa holder was in Australia at the time of the visa grant
  • the primary visa holder has been outside Australia for any period between 1 February 2020 and 14 December 2021 (inclusive)
  • the visa has not been cancelled since 15 December 2021
  • the holder has not been granted a further substantive visa since 15 December 2021.

To Be Eligible For Visa Enlivening:

  • visa holders must have held a Temporary Graduate visa that visa expired between 1 February 2020 and 14 December 2021 inclusive
  • the primary visa holder was in Australia at the time of grant
  • the primary holder of the visa has been outside Australia for any period between 1 February 2020 and 14 December 2021 inclusive
  • the visa was not cancelled
  • the visa holder has not been granted a further substantive visa.

COST

The visa extension is free and will occur automatically. You do not need to contact the Department of Home Affairs. The visa extension will include family members that were included in the original Temporary Graduate visa.