Applying for an Australian Student Visa is not the most exhilarating thing to look forward to before your study abroad trip. At TSHC, we‘ve created an informative and reader friendly compilation of tips and notes to simplify this process for you.
In order to be eligible, you must be pursuing a registered full time course with one of the educational institutes in Australia. It is important to fulfill the conditions of a student visa application to avoid delays in processing times.
It used to be really time consuming and complicated with an array of options but there has been a reduction of student visa subclasses from 8 to 2, Student Visa (subclass 500) and Student Guardian Visa (subclass 590).
The Student Visa process at a glance
Let’s see what the whole fuss is really about with a process outline:
Step 1: Get a confirmed place in an Australian University. (Confirmation of enrollment or Letter of offer will do.)
Step 2: Understand and comply to all the requirements, documents included. (You wouldn’t believe how much time just getting this done saves in the visa process)
Step 3: Create an online ImmiAccount. (With the introduction of Simplified Student Visa Framework (SSVF) all student visa applications are processed online).
Step 4: Complete an Australian Student Visa application form online from your ImmiAccount.
Step 5: Upload scanned copies of required documents. (Check this tool by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection to get a checklist of the documents.)
Step 6: Pay the application fees. This is usually $420 in most cases but the cost depends on your home country. (Check here for more information on how to pay).
Step 7: Apply!
Step 8: Now, you can sit back and relax, unless they ask for some additional information to provide after your application.
Step 9: Wait until your visa is confirmed. It’s generally advised to hold off buying your flight ticket until your visa comes through.
Overall, it isn’t too laborious. Let’s look at the process in detail so you will not miss out on any of the processes.