Petition ReasonOn the behalf of all temporary residents 485 visa holders, To the respective Department of Home Affairs, We as 485 visa holders have this golden period to make up for our migration points and to gain professional/industrial experience with Australian companies to secure our future. But due to this unforeseen pandemic we are neither able to work full time in our respective fields nor we are able to do professional year programs ( specially for people stuck overseas on their 485 visa. Once this visa gets over we will have no opportunity to score those precious points and our future would be in an absolute jeopardy. On top of that we are not entitled to any sort of government benefits or any other entitlements because neither we are students nor we are permanent residents. Our whole future is in vain due to this pandemic and we cant do anything which has left us with an absolute dangerous situation.
Petition RequestWe therefore ask the House to consider our 485 visa for an extension for the time period which is wasted due to COVID-19 pandemic. So, on the behalf of all temporary graduate visa holders, I request the Department of Home Affairs to consider our request. Any sort of help would be highly appreciated. Thank you

Number of signatures:12907
Closing date for signatures:23 September 2020 (11.59pm AEST)