With the quality of education Australia provides to the aspirants, it has become a hot spot for the students. Every year, the number of applications for a student visa is outnumbering. But only a few applicants are able to make it while rest have to face the harsh truth of rejection.
With more than 20,000 courses available across 8 top most universities, each student aspires to accomplish their dream of securing admission to them. As the country has complicated visa procedures, securing any type of visa is not an easy deal. The cumbersome and time-consuming process calls for absolute diligence while filling up the forms and providing documentation.
Here are some of the important things which one must consider while applying for a student visa to Australia:
- Verify if the university or the college you are seeking or applied for has been registered under CRICOS. This will help to save you from potential fraud as all the universities in Australia are registered under CRICOS. You can cross check if the confirmation is fake by checking the registered university list online.
- All the requisite documents must have compiled in order to successfully apply for a student visa. There is a long document list which is a prerequisite in order to avail Student visa in Australia. The applications should be made at least 3 months before the commencement of orientation for the course applied.
- If you are a student less than 18 years of age, you must be capable to support yourselves with accommodation which should be duly approved by the education provider. Your family or relatives must reside there and you should be nominated by the legal guardian or parents if you are aged 21+ years.
- Apply in the right visa application category.
There are 4 main visa application categories which are specified for students by the Immigration Department of Australia:
- Visiting & studying: This visa allows the visitor to enrol for a short-term course in Australia and take a tour around the country.
- Student Visa (Subclass 500): This visa allows 6-years of stay in Australia and you can take admission to full-time courses in full-time courses. For this type of visa, the student should have a recognized Australian institute COE and proper welfare arrangements along with health insurance.
- Training Visa (subclass 407): If you are above 18 years of age and invited to Australia, this visa is only valid. It allows visitors to take part in workplace-based training and allow the 2-year stay. It takes a processing time of 3 months.
- Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485): If you are graduated from a reputed Australian Institute, this visa allows the stay either for 18 months or 2-4 months depending on your stream. It takes 4 months as a processing time.
A student Australian visa allows a stay of 90 days prior to the commencement of the course and hence should be applied accordingly. Each fortnight, the student visa holder is allowed to work for 40 hours (maximum). This visa allows the holder to take along a dependent who will be served with the voluntary services. However, there are certain conditions which need to be abiding by to take along the dependent by a student visa holder.
Here are some of the basic documents which are required by the applicants to procure student visa in Australia:
- Health (OSHC) and character requirements
- Financial requirements
- Confirmation of Enrolment (COE)/Admission letter
- Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirement
- English proficiency requirements
Failing to any of the above-mentioned documents may lead to the rejection of your application.