If you’re a student from Hong Kong you’ll be eligible for a 5 year temporary graduate visa (a 485 visa) once you successfully complete your course.
You will still need to meet all of the other eligibility requirements for the 485 visa. That is, you must:
Application is by the usual process through your ImmiAccount.
If you’re already on a 485 visa you’ll have been granted between 2–4 years, depending on the degree you completed. You will be eligible to have your visa extended for 5 years from 9 July 2020. This is in addition to the time you have already been in Australia.
At the end of the 5 years on your 485 visa you’ll be provided with a pathway to permanent residency. You’ll still be required to go through all the usual migration processes; and meet the health, character, English language and other requirements.
If you meet the specific criteria for this program your application will be prioritised.
More information on the new provisions for all Hong Kong passport holders.
This information is current as at 9 July 2020 and is intended as a guide to the law as it applies to people who live in or are affected by the law as it applies in NSW. It does not constitute legal advice.