- Australia will increase the maximum period of stay for select foreign nationals holding Temporary Graduate visas beginning in July 2023
The government of Australia will increase the duration of stay to two years for select Temporary Graduate visas (subclass 485) beginning July 1, 2023. To be eligible for the extension, candidates must possess a profession or qualification that the government has prioritized.
The Temporary Graduate visa is designed for international students who wish to reside, study and work in the country following the completion of their graduate studies.
Furthermore, the government will raise the maximum work hours limit from 40 hours per fortnight to 48 hours per fortnight. For additional information on the application process and eligibility, check here.
What are the Changes?
The government of Australia will increase the permitted period of stay for foreign nationals holding Temporary Graduate visas beginning July 1, 2023. According to the update, these measures have been taken to address skills shortages in critical industries.
Continue to check the government of Australia’s website for the latest updates and information.
Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Australian Government