A temporary graduate visa is a government issued document that allows overseas students to stay, work or study in a foreign country even after completion of their graduation or other temporary visa stay period.
Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485) in Australia
The 485 Temporary Graduate Visa permits overseas students to study, work, and reside in Australia for a certain period of time after they graduate. This visa is further divided into two categories:
- Graduate Work Stream Visa: This Visa is for international students who have just graduated with a qualification from the MLTSSL (Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills list), and it permits them to live, study and work in Australia for up to 18 months.
- Post-Study Work Stream Visa: This Visa is for international students who have just graduated from an Australian educational institution with a higher education degree, and it permits them to live, study and work in Australia for up to four years.
Advantages of a 485 Temporary Graduate Visa:
- Work, study & live in Australia after your graduation
- Travel in & out of Australia as per your conveniences
To be eligible for a 485 Temporary Graduate Visa, you must meet the following criteria:
- Must be under the age of 50
- Must hold an eligible visa
- Must have held a student visa within the last 6 months
- Must have a recent qualification in a CRICOS registered course
- Must nominate only 1 stream which cannot be changed after you apply
- Must attach specified legal evidence when applying
Temporary Graduate Visa in Canada
A Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) is a travel document issued by the Canadian immigration office to demonstrate that you are eligible for admission or entry in Canada for a fixed amount of time as a temporary resident whether as a visitor, a student, or a worker.
Eligibility Criteria for a TRV in Canada
To be eligible for the Temporary Resident Visa in Canada, you must;
- Be at least 18 years old
- Possess a legitimate government-issued passport with at least one blank page that is not the last page of the passport
- Translate and certify all the documents to English or French
- Attach a clean criminal history and submit court documents to prove it
- Be prepared to pay the required visa application and processing charges
- Sign and date the appropriate documents where necessary
- Be in good health condition
- Not be a risk to the security of Canada