Subclass 485

PSW Temporary Resident Visa

Overview of Costs

For the principal applicant, the visa cost will amount to AUD1,680. 

Likewise, for each family member that applies with the principal applicant, extra charges are applicable. If any family member of the main applicant applies as a subsequent entrant, they must pay full visa application costs.

Furthermore, extra charges that you might have to pay are as follows:

  • Medical check-up
  • Police certificate
  • Biometrics

Visa Application Processing Time

Your visa application processing can take a bit of time, depending on several factors. The verification of your application will take time. You need to be aware of certain things that might cause the process to take longer, such as:

  • Incorrect information on the application
  • Need of additional information from your side
  • Incorrect payment of application charges

In case of any issues, you will get notified. Sometimes your application might be returned depending on what the problem is.

Some Frequently asked questions

First of all, you can stay in Australia for about two to four years after completing your studies based on your degree. With this visa, you can choose to work, study, or travel during your stay in Australia. 

However, if you choose to work, you are responsible for searching for a job. Unfortunately, we will not be taking the responsibility to find an employment opportunity for you. 

The minimum term you can stay under this temporary visa is Two years, and the maximum term is four years. The exact years you can stay for based on your degree level in Australia are as follows:

  • Two years for a Bachelors Degree holder (including Honors)
  • Two years for a Masters Degree holder (Masters by Coursework)
  • Three years for a Masters Degree holder (Masters by Research)
  • Four years for a Doctoral Degree holder

If you are planning to stay longer than the allotted duration mentioned above, you cannot. On the other hand, there are other skilled work visas available that you might qualify for. Please reach out to us to find out what visa options you have for staying longer.

Yes, you have the option to add your family members while applying for this visa. Some essential things you need to know are as follows:

  • All your family members whom you add to the application will have to meet the requirements of health and character.
  • Your children can be added to the visa application during the decision period. In other words, if you do not add your children while applying for the visa in the first place, you can add them while your application is waiting for approval. However, keep in mind that you cannot add any other family members during this time after you file the visa application.
  • Likewise, after you get the visa, your family members can apply as subsequent entrants to join you in Australia.

To apply for the subclass 485 visa, you need to in Australia itself. However, you cannot be in immigration clearance at the time of application. Furthermore, if your visa gets approved, your family members applying as subsequent entrants can apply from anywhere. In other words, subsequent applicants do not have to be inside Australia to apply.

Yes, you can travel outside Australia. There is no limit on the number of times you can travel out of Australia and come back as long as your visa is valid. However, you cannot add the time you spend outside of Australia to extend your visa duration.

Other Information

If you get this visa, you need to ensure that you comply with your visa’s conditions and Australian laws. Your family members who have joined you or are planning to join you must also oblige by the laws and regulations.

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