The Visa Subclass 476, Australia’s Skilled Recognized Graduate Visa, is one of the most popular pathways that allows engineering graduates from recognized institutions to stay in Australia lawfully. The visa provides the right to work in Australia and be eligible for permanent residency or provisional skilled visa.
With this visa, you can:
This visa allows fresh engineering graduates to live, work or study in Australia for up to 18 months. The applicant must have finished a degree or higher qualification from a specified institution within the past 2 years, and be under 31 years of age.Source: Department of Home Affairs, Australia
Who could get this visa
Eligible Engineering degrees include:
All the institutions offering an Engineering qualification with Washington Accord accreditation are considered recognized.
If your institute is not recognized under Washington Accord, you must have a qualification from any of the following institutions.
|Argentina||Catholic University of Argentina|
|Brazil||Federal University of Minas Gerais|
|Chile||University of Chile Universidad Catolica del Norte Catholic University of Chile -Antofagasta University of Concepcion|
|Germany||Technical University of Berlin Technical University of Clausthal University of Hannover RWTH, Aachen TU Bergakademie Freiberg|
|Hungary||University of Miskolc|
|India||Indian Institute of Science—Bangalore Anna University—Chennai Indian School of Mines—Dhanbad Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur Banaras Hindu University—Varanasi|
|Iran||Amir Kabir University of Technology University of Tehran|
|PRC China||Beijing Normal University Beijing Petroleum University Beijing University of Chemical Technology Beijing University of Technology (formerly Beijing Polytechnic University) China University of Mining & Technology—Beijing Guangzhou University Shanghai University of Engineering Science Shanghai Jiaotong University Tongji University Tsinghua University University of Science and Technology—Beijing|
|Philippines||Wroclaw University of Technology|
|Sweden||Lulea University of Technology|
|Tanzania||University of Dar es Salaam|
Step 1 – Check your visa conditions
If you have a ‘No further stay’ condition is found on your visa, you are unable to lodge an application, except in extremely limited circumstances. If you have the ‘No further stay’ condition but want to apply for this visa, you must try to apply for “No Further Stay Waiver” using Form 1447 No Further Stay waiver (447KB PDF).
Step 2 – Arrange your documents
Gather documents to prove your qualification(s), English language ability, identity and relationships. You will also need to provide documents for your partner and any dependent children.
Step 3 – Apply for the visa
You must lodge your application online in ImmiAccount. At the time of application, you and anyone included in your visa application can be in or outside Australia.
Step 4 – After you apply
Check your ImmiAccount to see if the visa officer is asking for additional documents or not. You may also need to do medical and biometric when you receive request letters.
If you have given any wrong information in your visa application then you must inform the visa offier immediately using Form 1023 Notification of incorrect answers (168KB PDF)
Step 5 – Visa Grant
You will be sent notification in your ImmiAccount about your visa grant or refusal. If you are granted then you will be issued a visa grant letter with the following information::
You might need to provide additional documents according to checklist provided in your ImmiAccountSource: Department of Home Affairs, Australia