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Attention: Possible changes on student visa requirements

Australia-Visa-e1441350823341The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has informed that from 31st of March 2017 they will update the documents required to apply for a student visa.

These changes are part of the first assessment to countries and education providers after the new student visa system was introduced last 1st of July.

What do these changes mean?

Under this student visa system, every applicant is assessed based on his or her country of passport and education provider.

Each country and education provider is rated between 1 (– low risk) – and 3 (– high risk.)

From 31st of March the department will re-assess the rating of countries and education providers. This means requirements for some countries and/or schools might be easier or harder.

For example: If a Colombian student would like to study at XXXX school currently it’s very likely this person doesn’t have to show financials or English proficiency – (IELTS).

But after 31st March the risk for either or both might increase and therefore the documents that need to be provided change.

Do you know the countries or education providers that will be affected?

Unfortunately, the answer is NO.

The department will release this information only after the 31st of March when the evidence will be mandatory before lodging the student visa.

The education provider risk level is not released, but the documents you will have to present to the department will be available using this tool: HERE

 

What can I do now?

If your visa is about to expire and you are thinking to extend, it might be beneficial if you contact us to organise everything before the changes.

Also, as soon as we have more information, we will post it on our blog and social media.

To organise an appointment with one of our education counsellors, please complete this form

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