5 common pitfalls to avoid for TGS 485 Australia Visa

TGS 485 Australia Visa

The Temporary Graduate Subclass 485 visa is often the stepping stone onto a Permanent Residence Visa.  It is especially great for Overseas Students who have studied in Australia. It lets them work for between 18 months and 4 years in Australia based on the degree.


However, there are some pitfalls students often come across while applying for this Visa. Let’s have a look at the 5 most common pitfalls experienced by the Overseas Students.

Know the completion date of your course

Students must apply for the Visa within 6 months of course completion. The completion date refers to the date their final results are declared. Students often confuse it with the date of graduation. Graduation may happen many months after the date of completion.

Letter of Completion

A student will need a letter of completion from their University. It should clearly specify exact dates of study and qualification they possess. Most universities don’t issue this automatically. Students have to place a special request for the same.


Also, students need to check the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students. The course should be registered in there for at least 92 weeks to qualify for a TGS 485 Australia Visa.

Time Spent in Australia

A student should be physically present in Australia for at least 16 months before the completion date. If they have spent a lot of time overseas during their studies, it might be an issue.

Right AFP Clearance

Students will need to provide evidence that they have applied for an Australian Federal Police check. Many students wrongly apply for a state police check. It will result in refusal. Also, one must apply for an AFP in the 12 months before lodging the TGS 485 Australia Visa application.

OVHC is a must

Students need to show evidence that they have maintained health cover. They must have Overseas Visitor Health Cover (OVHC). Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) will not suffice, as quoted by the Times of India.


The TGS 485 Australia visa is a great way to improve a student’s eligibility for permanent residence.

However, they often make mistakes while lodging the application. Hence, it is advisable to seek advice from an experienced Visa consultancy Service.


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