VEM is proud of providing you information of Subclass 476 visa
Applicants can gather their working experience in 1.5 years of holding a Subclass 476 visa then applying for a Skilled visa. However, many people aren’t eligible for this visa. To know whether you meet the requirements or not, check out the next parts of this article.
What is a Subclass 476 visa?
It’s also known as the Skilled-Recognised Graduate visa. This visa allows recent engineering graduates to live, work or study in Australia for up to 18 months.
You must have completed a degree or higher qualification from a specified institution within the past 2 years, and be under 31 years of age.
The benefits of a Subclass 476 visa
|Residence benefits||Stay in Australia for 18 months.|
|Free entries benefits||Travel to and from Australia within the visa duration.|
|Education benefits||Work and study in Australia.|
|Sponsor family member benefits||Can sponsor another eligible family member.|
For more information about the benefits of the applicant, contact VEM today. Our professional migration consultant who is licensed by the Australian Government (MARN: 1577877) will support you to make the best use of these benefits.
The requirements of a Subclass 476 visa
Before starting your visa application, make sure you’ve met all of these requirements.
|Age||Must be under 31 years old.|
|Education||Must have a degree or higher qualification in engineering from the specified educational institution.|
|Health and character||Must meet the health and character requirements of the Australian Government.|
|Visa background||Must not have a visa cancelled or an application refused. |
Must not owe Australian Government.
|Where to lodge for a visa||Onshore or offshore. If applicants choose to apply onshore, they won’t be granted a bridging visa to stay in Australia during the processing time of a Subclass 476 visa.|
|Where to receive the visa grant||Offshore|
|English language||Must meet English proficiency level unless you hold a valid passport from the UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand and Republic or Ireland by showing that you have achieved one of the following English test:|
|IELTS||At least score 6.0 in overall. |
At least score 5.0 in each of 4 parts.
|TOEFL iBT||At least score 64 points in total. |
|Pearson Test of English Academy (PTE Academy)||At least score 50 points. |
At least score 36 points in each of 4 parts.
|Occupational English Test (OET)||At least score B in each of 4 parts.|
|Cambridge English (CAE)||At least score 169 points in total. |
At least score 154 points in each of 4 parts.
Having trouble studying English? Here at VEM, we provide an English course specifically designed to fit your English ability. Not only will we help you obtain the English certificate, but we’ll also design our lessons closely linked to the Australian culture to give you a better understanding of the country beforehand.
Additionally, these English courses are available online. So no matter where you live, our tutor can still give you the teaching experience you need.
Processing times of Subclass 476 visa
|75% of applications||14 months|
|90% of applications||17 months|
However due to COVID-19, the processing times may vary. Being a member of the Australian Migration Institute (MIA: 12648), Mr Phong Cao is able to stay updated with the latest news about Australian visas and its policies.
Therefore, when choosing to work with VEM, your application will be properly prepared according to the Australian Migration Laws.
The cost of a Subclass 476 visa
|The accompany family member|| |
Note: The fees listed above do not include a 1.4% surcharge.
The application can be lodged online or offline. If offline, there will be an additional fee of 80 AUD. For more information about the cost of a Subclass 476 visa, contact VEM now.
Step-by-step of a Skilled-Recognised Graduate visa – Subclass 476
- Step 1: Check to see if you’re qualified or not.
- Step 2: Gather necessary documents.
- Step 3: Making the application and paying the visa application fee.
- Step 4: Your application is processed.
- Step 5: Add any additional required documents (if needed).
- Step 6: Being granted a visa.
The university list that will benefit you from getting a Subclass 476 visa grant after graduation
Many people who have graduated from engineering courses and meet all the requirements, but they still cannot apply for a Skilled-recognized visa – Subclass 476. The reason for this is that they didn’t study at an eligible school for this visa.
Specifically, unless you study at one of the following schools will you be able to lodge a Subclass 476 visa application in the future.
|Argentina||Catholic University of Argentina|
|Brazil||Federal University of Minas Gerais|
|Philipeans||University of the Philippines|
|Poland||Wroclaw University of Technology|
|Sweden||Lulea University of Technology|
|Tanzania||University of Dar es Salaam|
|Hungary||University of Miskolc|
|Iran||AmirKabir University of Technology|
|University of Tehran|
|Chile||Universidad Catolica del Norte|
|Catholic University of Chile|
|University of Chile|
|University of Concepcion|
|Technical University of Berlin|
|Technical University of Clausthal|
|TU Bergakademie Freiberg|
|University of Hannover|
|India||Anna University, Chennai|
|Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi|
|Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore|
|Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur|
|Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad|
|China||Beijing Normal University|
|Beijing Petroleum University|
|Beijing University of Chemical Technology|
|Beijing University of Technology|
|China University of Mining and Technology, Beijing|
|Shanghai University of Engineering Science|
|Shanghai Jiaotong University|
|University of Science and Technology, Beijing|
This list of schools is constantly updated. Therefore, you should contact VEM today to know which school is eligible to apply for a 476 visa.
Frequently asked questions
The answer is yes if that person is eligible.
No, you can’t. If you’re intended to become an Australian permanent resident, contact VEM today so that our consultant can evaluate your case and recommend the most suitable visa for you.
You can apply for this visa both onshore or offshore.
If you have any further questions about a Subclass 476 visa, leave a comment below or contact us via our hotline and email. We’ll contact you back as soon as possible.