As per the recent, update from the Department of Home Affairs, Australia has finally granted the long-awaited visa extension for the subclass 476 visa holders until 2024. These subclass visa holders were affected badly due to the Wuhan virus pandemic lockdown. But finally, the Australian government has taken the charge and provided the long-awaited relaxation for the skilled recognised graduate visa holders. The extension has been granted until 14 April 2024.
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- Moreover, the secondary visa holders will also be benefited from the extension, but their change will be considered from 31st January 2022.
- The applicants also need to meet the below-listed conditions and requirements to extend their visa
- The visa will be granted to those candidates, who have satisfied the primary criteria for grant of the visa.
- The person was outside of Australia on a day on which all the given-below sub-points apply
- The day occurred on or before the original end of the visa date
- A day occurred between 1 February 2020 and 14 December 2021
- The visa should be in effect on the day
- The original date should occurred before 14th April 2024
- The visa should not be cancelled on or before the original end date.
- The extension will apply to all the primary subclass 476 visa holders, who were outside of Australia at any time between 1 February 2020 and 14 December 2021.
- Even if those candidates will also be considered whose visas have ceased or would have ceased before the changes were made. However, the amendment will not apply to those whose visas were cancelled before.
- The changes are also applicable to those candidates who have received visa grants before 31st January 2020. However, there are also some conditions, their visa should not cease before 31st January 2020 or they should be granted on or after 31st January 2020.
About The Visa Subclass 476
In Australia Immigration the visa subclass 476 have its value. The visa subclass 476 is known as the skilled-recognized graduate visa. The visa subclass allows international students especially engineering graduates to Study in Australia for up to 18 months. Additionally, it also allows the students to live and work in Australia.
Eligibility Criteria for The Subclass 476 Visa
- Students must be under the age of 31 years
- Candidates must have completed their engineering degree from the specified educational institutes and in the recent past 2 years.
- Any student must not have held a primary visa of subclass 476 or subclass 485 visa.
Engineering Qualification for The Specific Educational Institute
As per the given below list, any of the course must have completed in the last couple of years to get qualify for the subclass
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Master’s Degree
- Doctoral Degree
- Postgraduate Diploma
The above-mentioned degrees must be completed under the listed below engineering streams only
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- Civil Engineering
- Structural Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Electrical & Electronics Engineering
- Mechanical, Production & Plant Engineering
- Mining & Material Engineering
Approved Educational Institutes
The engineering qualification must have been completed from the specific educational institutes. Those eligible institutions are offering engineering qualifications accredited under the Washington Accord. However, if any candidates have completed their education from the Washington Accord affiliated institute that does not mean they are satisfying the eligibility requirements. Apart from this, listed below institutions’ engineering degrees or (higher education) will also be approved by the DHA
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- Argentina – Catholic University of Argentina
- Brazil – Federal University of Minas Gerais
- Chile – Universidad Catolica del Norte
- Chile – Catholic University of Chile
- Chile – University of Chile
- Chile – University of Concepcion
- Finland – HUT, Helsinki
- Germany – RWTH, Aachen
- Germany – Technical University of Berlin
- Germany – Technical University of Clausthal
- Germany – TU Bergakademie Freiberg
- Germany – University of Hannover
- Hungary – University of Miskolc
- India – Anna University, Chennai
- India – Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
- India – Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
- India – Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
- India – Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad
- Iran – Amir Kabir University of Technology
- Iran – University of Tehran
- People’s Republic of China – Beijing Normal University
- People’s Republic of China – Beijing Petroleum University
- People’s Republic of China – Beijing University of Chemical Technology
- People’s Republic of China – Beijing University of Technology
- People’s Republic of China – China University of Mining and Technology, Beijing
- People’s Republic of China – Guangzhou University
- People’s Republic of China – Shanghai University of Engineering Science
- People’s Republic of China – Shanghai Jiaotong University
- People’s Republic of China – Tongji University
- People’s Republic of China – Tsinghua University
- People’s Republic of China – University of Science and Technology, Beijing
- Philippines – University of the Philippines
- Poland – Wroclaw University of Technology
- Slovakia – TU Kosice
- Sweden – Lulea University of Technology
- Tanzania – University of Dar es Salaam