Skilled Recognised Graduate Visa (Subclass 476 Visa)

By: Kaira Joshi

The Subclass 476 Visa allows you to travel to, reside in, and work and study in Australia for the duration of its validity. Once the criteria have been fulfilled, this visa also grants you the ability to apply for permanent residency. Additionally, you and your family members can enter and exit the country multiple times with this visa provided that all applicants meet the necessary requirements. If the holder of a Skilled Recognized Graduate visa is sponsored by a spouse or de facto partner who is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen, they may be eligible to apply for a Partner visa. The Partner visa allows the holder to live, work, and study in Australia on a permanent basis.

The Skilled Recognised Graduate Visa (Subclass 476 Visa) is a temporary visa available to graduates of certain overseas universities. It allows the holders to gain professional work experience in Australia in their field of study for up to 18 months. This student visa is intended to help bridge the gap between graduation and permanent residency as a Skilled Migration to Australia. The key also provides pathways for holders to apply for permanent residence after completing their work experience. If you have a Skilled Recognised Graduate visa and you apply for another visa while you are in Australia, you may be eligible to be granted a Bridging Visa to cover the period between the expiration of your current visa and the decision on your new visa application.

An employer nomination can be an important factor in the process of applying for a Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa or a Skilled Regional (provisional) (subclass 489) visa, which are both permanent residence visas. To be eligible for these visas, the applicant must be nominated by an Australian employer or sponsored by a family member who is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen.

Documents Required For Subclass 476 Visa

  • Valid Passport: Submit a copy of the information pages from your passport
  • Qualifying credential records: Send transcripts, letters of completion, and dates of course completion
  • Language proficiency: Provide language test results demonstrating an advanced level
  • Proof of character
  • Proof of Medical Fitness
  • If applying with a partner: valid identity proof, marriage papers, and proof of relationship
  • Provide proof of identities such as a driver’s license, birth certificate, and other government-issued IDs
  •  Immigration documents such as previous visas/permits must be included Financial documents including proof of income or bank statements
  • Any criminal records or history of fraudulent activities should be declared Supply evidence of your educational qualifications such as diplomas or certificates 
  • Submit recent photos of you, your family, or any dependents

Step By Step Guide for Skilled Recognised Graduate Visa

  • Confirm eligibility
  • Collect necessary documents
  • Apply and pay the visa application fee 
  • Await processing of the application
  • Supply any additional required documents (if necessary)
  • Receive the visa grant

What’s The Eligibility?

If you are younger than 31 and hold an educational qualification from a specified institution, you may be eligible to get an Australia 476 Visa. At the same time, you should not have already had a 476 Visa Australia or 485 Visa Australia before and all family members (if applicable) should meet the minimum health and character requirements. In addition, you and/or any family members need to take and pass an IELTS/TOEFL/PTE language proficiency test (unless you possess valid passports from the United Kingdom, the United States of America, New Zealand, Canada, or Ireland). Moreover, you must agree to the Australian Value Statement and pledge to respect their way of life and follow their laws and make sure any money is handled correctly.

If you have a Skilled Recognised Graduate visa and you wish to apply for a parent visa, you will need to meet the eligibility criteria for the parent visa you are interested in. There are several types of parent visas available, including the Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa (Subclass 173) and the Contributory Parent (Migrant) visa (Subclass 143).

Criteria to Meet for IELTS, PTE, and Cambridge Examination for Subclass 476

  • Applicants must have an English language test score from the past three years from one of the following tests: the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Occupational English Test (OET), Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT) and Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic). 
  • The minimum scores needed are 6 overall with a minimum of 5 in each component for IELTS
  •  ‘B’ in each component for OET, 64 overall with a minimum of 4, 4, 14, and 14 in the listening, reading, writing, and speaking components
  • For TOEFL iBT, and 50 overall with a minimum of 36 in each component for PTE Academic. 
  • For Cambridge English: Advanced, applicants must have scored 169 overall with a minimum of 154 in each component. All tests must have been taken within the three years preceding the visa application.

Benefits of Subclass 476 Visa

The eligible candidate can study and work in Australia for 18 months and then apply for permanent residency based on the eligibility criteria, allowing them to travel to and from Australia until the visa expires.

 

Name of the Visa

Processing time

 

Australian Visa Subclass 476

75% Applications

90% applications

15 Months

20 months

Pathway to Permanent Residence

  1. Business Long Stay Subclass 457 – (Temporary Residence)
  2. Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (TSS Visa – Medium Term) 
  3. Skilled Independent Subclass 885 – (PR)
  4. Skilled Sponsored Subclass 886 – (PR)
  5. Skilled – Regional Sponsored Subclass 487 – (Three Year Provisional Visa)
  6. Employer Nomination Scheme Subclass 856 – (PR)
  7. Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme Subclass 857 – (PR)

For Engineers

You don’t need to be sponsored for the Subclass 476 Skilled Recognised Graduate visa, but you must be under 31 and not have previously held a Class VC Subclass 485 visa. Additionally, you must apply for the visa within 2 years of either receiving a completion letter or passing your final exams and having an engineering qualification accredited by the Washington Accord. Additionally, you must demonstrate proficiency in English by scoring at least 6 overall with no component less than 5 in an IELTS test taken within 3 years of applying for the visa. Please note that you can only apply for and hold this visa once in a lifetime. We offer various necessary Services regarding this process.

Reasons for Delay in Subclass 476 Visa

  • Inadequate or missing documentation
  • Incorrectly filled out forms
  • False or incorrect information provided in the application
  • Poor communication between the applicant and embassy officials 
  • Unclear purpose of travel
  • Security concerns
  • Unpaid visa fees

How Can We Assist You?

We are proud to be one of the few highly acclaimed agencies for our efficient, reliable services, and high visa success rates. Our team of experts in CDR Engineers Australia, led by registered migration agents, provides personalized service for each client. Our agents are highly qualified, experienced, and trained to thoroughly review each case to the relevant government regulations. Our team is here to provide comprehensive guidance throughout the entire visa process, helping our clients achieve the desired result. We also provide services like CDR Report Writing, CE Writing, Summary Statement Writing, RPL Report Writing, KA02 Report Writing, CDR Report Review.

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