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How to best apply for a subclass 485 graduate visa without having a letter of completion from your uni?

Category: Student Visa

Question asked


My student visa is expiring on the 15th of March and I am applying for the subclass 485 graduate visa. However, I still haven't received my letter of completion from my uni as my grades are still pending approval from the college dean.

1. Can I submit the graduate visa application before the date of course completion? I have received a raw grade but not an official letter.

2. If the answer is yes, can I submit my application before the expiry of my student visa without the relevant documentation and upload it once I received it?

3. I would like to confirm that I can start a full-time position once I submitted my visa application, is that correct?

Answer provided by Migration Agent

Dear H.

The completion letter is a mandatory requirement. You cannot lodge the temporary graduate visa (subclass 485) application without the completion letter.

If you lodge without a completion letter, the application is going to be refused.

If you are working in any sector, better lodge covid visa subclass 408. Once you receive a completion letter, you can lodge subclass 485 visa and withdraw sc 408 visa application.

Feel free to contact if you need further assistance or read more about the temporary graduate visa (subclass 485 visa)


------- Clarification Request ---------

Thank you very much for that! I am currently working in the accounting sector, am I eligible for a covid visa?  

------- Clarification by Migration Agent

Yes you are eligible.  

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