New Immigration rules for Students going to Australia
The Australian Immigration Department has introduced some new rules which will assist students from countries Level 3 and Level 4. If your passport is from such countries and you wish to apply for a course in Australia, please contact our counselors at Study-Worldwide.
How do the streamlined visa processing arrangements work ?
Students with a CoE for an eligible course in a participating university in Australia will generally have reduced evidentiary requirements when applying for a student visa, regardless of their country of origin, as they would be assessed as though they were a lower migration risk (similar to the current Assessment Level 1). The students still have to meet requirements in regard to English-language proficiency and financial capacity and will have to satisfy the genuine temporary entrant requirement, as do Assessment Level 1 applicants.
However, they will not have the same documentary burdens that currently exist under the higher assessment levels. In addition, all applicants will still be subject to basic requirements such as having health insurance and not being a security or health risk.
Countries are listed by the Australian Immigration and you’ll find the assessment level for each country by clicking HERE.
Most Australian Universities have agreed to take part in this new scheme. Be aware that some programs do not qualify for the streamlined visa processing arrangements.
Should you wish to study in Australia, we’ll be glad to assist you.