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Old 03-21-2016, 08:47 AM
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485 visa eligibility

Hey guys,

just looking for a little clarity regarding the Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485).

My husband is a British citizen and currently enrolled in his MA at RMIT university. He started in February 2015 and will complete his course this year in October/November 2016.

Will he (and I) be eligible to apply for the 485 visa?

It says on the website the applicant must have:
attained either a single qualification requiring at least two academic years study or multiple qualifications resulting in a total period of at least two academic years study; and
undertaken this study in no less than 16 months.

This makes us eligible right?

It also says the course must be:

be registered through the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Course for Overseas Students (CRICOS)
have been successfully completed
have resulted in an eligible qualification (see page 3 for further detail)
have had all instruction in English
have been completed while physically in Australia
have been completed while holding a visa allowing study in Australia
be counted only once towards the Australian study requirement.

It is all of those things. The course is listed on CRICOS as 104 weeks.

He will only be eligible for the Post-Study Work Stream, as his occupation/qualification is not on the SOL list, only the CSOL list.

Will we need to provide police checks? Will we need to do a medical? Will we need to sit an IELTS test?


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Old 03-21-2016, 11:27 PM
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He is eligible if he got his first student visa to Australia on or after 5 November 2011.
You will need to provide police checks for both of you.
Same for the medicals.
UK citizens are exempt from IELTS requirement.

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Old 03-22-2016, 06:55 AM
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He is eligible if he got his first student visa to Australia on or after 5 November 2011.
You will need to provide police checks for both of you.
Same for the medicals.
UK citizens are exempt from IELTS requirement.
He is eligible for Subclass 485 provided his 1st student visa was granted after 5th Nov. 2011.

Being UK citizens, you do not need IELTS result. Apply for AFP Report and maintain insurance once STUDENT VISA EXPIRES.

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