- Work Visa
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- Business/Investor Visa
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- Student & Graduate Visa
- Visitor Visa
The Subclass 500 - Student Visa allows international students to study and live for up to five years in Australia, in line with their enrolment. The Department processes student visas for the below sectors:
To be eligible for a Subclass 500 application, you must:
Australian universities have three general intake timelines:
This intake begins in February/March and is the major intake for students.
This intake begins in July/August and is the second major intake for students.
This intake begins in October and is smaller than the rest.
The Subclass 485 visa enables overseas student graduates to stay back in Australia with unlimited working rights to contribute to the Australian economy. The Subclass 485 stream includes:
Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa – Post Study Work Stream
This stream allows International students who have completed a Bachelor’s, Masters, or Doctoral degree in Australia on a student visa to work in the country to gain international work experience. The length of your Subclass 485 – Post Study Visa will depend on the level of your Australian qualification.
Subclass 485 – Graduate Work Stream
Students may be eligible for this stream if they have graduated with the skills related to an occupation in the Skills Occupation List.
Graduates can usually stay on this visa for 18 months. However, the stay period has been temporarily increased from 18 to 24 months for visas granted from 1 December 2021.
In addition to this, Hong Kong and British National Overseas passport holders may stay up to 5 years.
To be granted a Subclass 500 visa, you must meet the Genuine Temporary Entrant requirement. The GTE assessment is an integrity assessment to ensure that the applicant’s presence in Australia is genuine (i.e. to study) and temporary (i.e., the student will return to their home country once the study is complete).
This may include details about:
You need to mention your education and work experience, namely the courses you have enrolled, the duration of your studies and certifications you hold. You must also outline employment that you have undertaken, and how it has supported your career development.
Always make sure you outline your research to potential courses that you had looked into and provide specific details on how the course you have chosen will benefit your career. Additionally, you would also need to justify why you chose Australia over other countries.
Your Immigration History must include a list of visas you have obtained to any country, including any incidents of refusals/cancellations/overstaying your visa in any country.
This can include strong ties to family members, friends, employment opportunities or financial ties that require your return to your home country, once your course is complete.
You must provide adequate details on exactly how your Australian courses will improve your future career including your potential new career opportunities, and higher positions within companies in your home country.
You must outline how your long-term objectives and how these studies will help you achieve them
You need to outline how you will be financially supported in Australia including living, tuition fees and travel expenses.
Apply for Enrolment
To begin your student visa journey, you start by researching suitable courses based on your resume and securing an enrolment with an eligible institution.
Apply for Visa
Once you have secured an enrolment, our Agent will begin processing your visa application and essential documents such as your GTE, financial records, and health insurance.
Undertake your Health and Police Checks
Once your visa application is submitted, our Agents will assist you in completing your health and police checks.
We have summarised a cost estimate for a Student Visa application as below.
75% of applications are processed in: 85 days
90% of applications are processed in:8 months
UNLIMITED WORKING RIGHTS
Due to current workforce shortages, the Government is temporarily removing the limit on working hours for Student visa holders across all sectors. The changes will be reviewed in April 2022.
TRAVEL BAN EXEMPTION
From 15 December 2021, fully vaccinated international students can travel to Australia without needing to apply for a travel exemption.