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  1. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    I see that the 485 visa has a minimum 10 month processing time. Say my 485 visa duration is 18 months, does this mean I will get 28 months or will the 485 visa be backdated to the day I applied for the visa, leading to only 18 months? Note that I am in Australia.
  2. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hello everyone, I'm creating this thread for people to share their experience with the 485 replacement visas. Please feel free to share any information (e.g. processing time, period stayed outside of Australia, etc.) that you think could be useful. Here's the latest information on Replacement...
  3. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hello, I am applying for the 485 post study work stream visa. During the application, we are required to show the health insurance arrangements for their intended period of stay in Australia. It asks for both the START and END date of the insurance cover. While preparing for the application, I...
  4. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    As you know, NSW recently changed the rules for ICT professionals last year in December. I was on the path of collecting my points to apply for 190 after graduating from my bachelors in 2021. Atm, I have 20 for PTE and I am going to finish my PY by Sep this year. And, I am aiming to get skills...
  5. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi All, I am considering study from Queensland Australia for Master by Research (teaching), which could potentially gets converted into 490 or 190 application. Could anyone clarify if there are any English cut-off after I finishing the course and applying for permanent residency? Much...
  6. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi All - need some help with the 485 subsequent entrant visa please. Me and my wife are both in Australia on the 485 visa. My visa expires on 27 May 2021 and hers expires in June 2022. I plan to move as a subsequent entrant on her 485 visa. Since there's just a month left before my visa...
  7. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi, I recently finished my studies and applied for 485 visa. However, instead of applying for PSW, I lodged the visa for Graduate stream. Currently I am holding bridging visa A. Can I apply for 485 PSW stream now?
  8. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi everyone, I recently filed my 485 TR Visa application, however I've now realised I entered incorrect address history for two of my addresses. My application still hasn't been picked up by a case officer because the last update I see on there is confirmation for the receipt of my medical...
  9. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    I am currently doing an online study in my home country without holding any study visa (The biometric centre is still suspended). I may intend to apply for a 485 visa after graduation. However, the new policy under covid-19 states that ’Online study outside Australia is counted from the time of...
  10. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi guys! I did my bachelor's degree in Australia for 3 years and meet the Australian study requirement. Unfortunately, my visa expired and I couldn't apply for 485 and will be returning home. Can I do 1 year of masters in Australia again and then apply for 485? I think where I am confused is...
  11. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi, Can people please share their experiences applying for 485 offshore. I was misadviced and my student visa expired onshore. I am on bridging visa e currently Nd will be returning to India in November. I only graduated on 24th September and visa expired on 30th September. Can I still apply...
  12. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hello! I am currently on my student visa until the 16th of September 2020. I started working on my Post-study work visa application (Subclass-485) today and realized that my PTE Score is more than 36 months old (Taken on 15th May 2017). I'm not really sure how to proceed now as I can't get...
  13. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi, I'm in the middle of applying for my 485 post-study work visa. In the application it asks for details "of ALL your family. Include family members who are not accompanying you to Australia as well as deceased family members. Where appropriate, you are required to provide details of the...
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  14. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi, I'm about to apply for the 485 post study work visa. The visa requires an English test, however, if you're affected by Corona you are given additional time to provide your English test results. As officially stated "additional time will be given for applicants to provide English language...
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  15. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi, I'm going to apply for a 485 post study work visa. I have lived in Norway for longer than 12 months the past 10 years so my understanding is that I need a police clearance from Norway as well. When applying for a Norwegian police clearance it gives me the option between (1) a clearance...
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  16. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi all, My wife studies bachelor of nursing in Australia and will conclude it next year. Our plan is to apply for the visa 485, but we have a few questions. Does she need to get registered with AHPRA and get skills assessment from ANMAC before the visa application? AHPRA + Anmac may take more...
  17. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hello, Thanks in advance for looking into my inquiries. What is the visa application cost for 485 subsequent entrants ( wife and 2 children who are under 18)? Do I need to pay the base application fee of $1685? Or simply $825 for my wife and $415 for each child? Do I have to pay non-internet...
  18. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hello there, I am a 485 ( Post Study work permit) Visa holder and now, I want to apply for my wife and children as the subsequent entrants who is currently in Bangladesh. However, I have figured out that it is not possible to apply through immiAccount. So, it must be a paper based application...
  19. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi, I have a 485 visa and will be applying for my PR. My wife has a 600 Visitor Visa with 8503 clause (did not come into the country on this Visa yet. She is back in India now. I am applying for my PR application in the next couple of days and will be including her on the application. Can she...
  20. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hello everyone, I've had a question about my friend's situation that I really need your help. I spent the last few hours searching through endless threads on Expat for this issue, but at the end there was no final answer so I had to post this, hope it's alright. My friend's current situation...
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