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 Australia Student Visa

Australia Student Visa

You should make sure that you meet the requirements for a student visa for Australia before you accept an offer and pay any tuition fees.

Visa Application

You need to apply for your Student Visa for Australia through the Department of Home Affairs online lodgement facility, then you will need the details of your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment to lodge your visa application.

Visa Documents and other Requisites

  • Valid Passport
  • Completed Form 157 A
  • Completed Form 956A
  • Visa application fees of AUD 575 payable to Australian High Commission (Subject to change)
  • Letter of Offer / Provisional Acceptance (Original and Copy) issued by the Australian Educational Institution for a full-time course. The institution should be registered with CRICOS to offer courses to an overseas student.
  • Educational Testimonials (Mark Sheets and Certificates). All copies should be Notary Attested.
  • IELTS/TOEFL/PTE scorecard
  • Resume & detailed statement of purpose
  • Work Experience Documents (If any)
  • Evidence of Payment (COE) of First-Semester Tuition Fees and Overseas Student Health Insurance Cover (OSHC)
  • Referral Letter (HAP ID)
  • A Letter from the Sponsor. Affidavit of Support (original and notary attested copies on stamp paper) which should include:
    • The sponsors’ relationship with you
    • Income Tax Return (of last three years)
    • Details of the sponsors’ other dependents
    • Personal bank statement of the sponsor
    • Any other documents about financial standing
  • Evidence of your / your parent's financial support (even where another sponsor is supporting the application)

Student Visa Conditions

Your visa is subject to a number of visa conditions that you must comply with study in Australia.
  • You must satisfy the course requirements and maintain a valid enrolment
  • You must attend at least 80% of the classes.
  • You have to maintain a satisfactory academic performance.
  • You cannot work more than 40 hours per fortnight while studying. You can, however, work full-time during vacation.
  • You must maintain health insurance for the duration of stay in Australia.
  • You must prove yourself to be a Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) which means that you need to show you are coming to Australia temporarily to gain a quality education

Making sure your visa remains valid

Making sure your visa remains valid
Once you get your visa, there are several things you need to do to ensure it remains valid, including:
  • Remain enrolled and maintain satisfactory course progress and attendance
  • Provide your Australian address to your university or college so they can contact you (don’t forget to let them know if you move)
  • Continue to be able to financially support yourself while in Australia
  • Don’t breach the working conditions that apply to your visa
If you want to change your qualification level, you will need to apply for a new student visa.
You can always contact us for a free counselling session and we can guide you on how to go about the entire visa application process.