Are you planning on staying and working in Australia after graduation? As a graduating international student, you may be eligible for a Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485).
Keep in mind that you’re required to maintain adequate health insurance while staying in Australia on a 485 visa.
We offer Overseas Visitors Health Cover (OVHC) that’s designed for international visitors on visas including the 485 visa, that:
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The 485 visa lets international students, who have recently graduated from an Australian educational institution, live, study and work in Australia temporarily.
This visa has two streams, which will determine how long you can stay in Australia.
You may also be able to bring eligible family members to Australia with you.
This stream is for international students with an eligible qualification who graduate with skills and qualifications that relate to an occupation on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s Skilled Occupations List. A visa in this stream lasts for 18 months.
This stream is for international students who graduate with a higher education degree from an Australian education provider, regardless of their field of study. This stream is only available to students who applied for, and were granted their first student visa to Australia on or after 5 November 2011. A visa in this stream lasts for up to 4 years, depending on your qualifications.
To be eligible to apply for a 485 visa, you must:
For more information, visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.
The Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection requires you to maintain adequate health insurance for yourself and any family you bring with you while on a 485 visa.
We offer an Overseas Visitors Health Cover (OVHC) policy that meets visa condition 8501 for the Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) and gives you access to a range of benefits to help you stay healthy while you’re in Australia.
We offer two levels of OVHC cover – Budget Visitors (hospital only) and Visitors Plus – so you can choose the option that best suits your needs.
Depending on the type of cover you choose, OVHC may cover you for: