476 Overseas Graduate Visa

Subclass 476 visa allows overseas Engineering graduates to stay and work in Australia up to 18 months. The applicants must however be below the age of 31 and have completed an engineering degree at a specified foreign university within two (2) years prior to lodging the application. 476 visas can only be issued once in one’s lifetime.


Eligibility Criteria for 476 Visa

To qualify for a 476 visa, the applicant must:

  • Not have held a Subclass 476 or 485 visa as a primary applicant in the past;
  • Be under the age of 31;
  • Have completed a specified award in engineering at a specified institution within 24 months of the 476 application being lodged; and
  • Have demonstrated the requisite English proficiency.


Specified Degrees for 476 Visa

The applicants must have completed an engineering course in one of the following levels:

  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • Master’s degree;
  • Doctoral degree;
  • Postgraduate diploma;

The academic qualification must be in an engineering discipline, that includes:

    • Civil engineering
    • Structural engineering
    • Chemical engineering
    • Environmental engineering
    • Electrical engineering
    • Electronics engineering
    • Mechanical engineering
    • Production engineering
    • Plant engineering
    • Mining engineering
    • Material engineering


Specified Institutions for 476 Visa

To qualify for this visa, the applicants must have graduated from eligible universities. The list is extensive, and for the details please visit our blog – Eligible Universities – Subclass 476 Overseas Graduate


English Requirements for 476 Visa

The applicants must evidence the requisite English proficiency, unless citizens of the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Ireland or New Zealand.


Relevant Public Interest Criteria

4001, 4002, 4003, 4004, 4005, 4010, 4020 and 4019 (if applicable)


Relevant Special Return Criteria

5001, 5002 and 5010


Visa Conditions

If the applicant is outside of Australia:

  • Date of first entry must be specified in the visa grant
  • Secondary applicants may be imposed Condition 8502 on which the visa holder must not enter Australia before the entry to Australia of a person specified in the visa.
  • All applicants may be imposed Condition 8515 on which the visa holder must not marry or enter into a de facto relationship before entering Australia.


Application Charges

  • Base application charge: $465
  • Additional applicant charge for an applicant who is at least 18: $230
  • Additional applicant charge for an applicant who is less than 18: $115


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