485 Replacement Visa will be available to applicants who’s 485 visa was affected due to Covid restrictions from 1 July 2022.

Current and even Former 485 visa holders may apply if they:

were in Australia when the original 485 visa was granted and were outside Australia at any time between 1 February 2020 and 14 December 2021 while holding the original 485 visa.

or

were outside Australia when the original 485 visa was granted, must have entered Australia on the original visa before 15 December 2021, then departed Australia after this entry but before 15 December 2021 while holding the original visa

The replacement visa will be granted to the same period as the original 485 visa.

Dependent visa holders are also eligible for the Replacement 485 visa if the primary visa holders are eligible.

For more information on other updates please do visit www.lmpi.com.au or contact our Principal Lawyer Jia (Jack) Li at LMP Immigration on (02) 9086 9186 and info@lmpi.com.au.