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Student Visa
(subclass 500) Australia

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What is Student Visa (Subclass 500)

Effective from 1st July 2016, international students who want to come to Australia to study full-time at a registered educational institution must apply for a Student visa (subclass 500).

A new migration risk framework, a simplified student visa framework (SSVF) has been implemented to assess Student visa applications. The applicant will be assessed as Regular or Streamlined based on the provider and country of passport.

If the visa applicant falls under the Regular category, it is mandatory to satisfy English language and financial capacity requirements in addition to the general requirements. If the visa applicant falls under the Streamlined category, it is not mandatory to provide evidence of English language and financial capacity.

VISA INFORMATION

General requirements
Enrolment The visa applicant must provide evidence of enrolment at the time of application lodgement.
  • If applied from outside Australia, Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) for all intended courses.
  • If applied from inside Australia, Letter of offer or CoE for all intended courses. However, CoE(s) must be provided before the visa can be granted.
Health, character and insurance
  • Visa applicant(s) must meet the health requirements. Visa applicant(s) might need to undergo health examinations as part of the visa application process and can choose to undertake them prior to lodging the visa application.
  • Visa applicant(s) must satisfy character requirements.
  • Visa applicant(s) must have adequate health insurance while in Australia. It can be only met by obtaining Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), unless exempted.
Genuine temporary entrant The genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement is an integrity measure to ensure that the student visa programme is used as intended and not as a way for international students to maintain ongoing residency in Australia. The GTE requirement applies to all visa applicants. The officer assessing the visa will take into account whether the individual circumstances indicate an intention for a temporary stay in Australia.
  • Qualification and employment history
    • The visa applicant(s) should provide evidence of current or most recent employment and academic qualification(s)/study, as applicable.
  • Parental consent and welfare arrangements
    • If a child under the age of 18 is included in the visa application and one or both parents (or legal guardians) are not applying for an Australian visa, both parents will need to complete and sign the form 1229 - Consent form to grant an Australian visa to a child under the age of 18 years.
    • For student applicants who are under 18 years of age, evidence of accommodation and welfare arrangements in Australia must be provided at the time of visa application lodgement.
  • Dependent school enrolment
    • If any dependent applicant(s) is 5 – 17 years of age, evidence of enrolment in an Australian school is required.

FAQS

How long is result of English tests valid for student visa application?
The results are valid for 2 Years and the test must have been taken no more than two years before the student visa application.

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