Australian Permanent Residency for international students

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Permanent residency in Australia is not only limited to skilled workers and family units who meet the criteria set by the Immigration Department. Foreign students can also qualify for this privilege if they have completed a two-year course of study in Australia and have acquired a Skilled Graduate Visa (subclass 485).

Australian Permanent Residency for international students

However, if you are only starting out as an international student in Australia, you must first ensure that everything you do gets you closer to having permanent residency. National Visas, a professional migration firm, gives you the following tips to ensure that your stay as a student makes you a permanent resident after graduation.

Requirements

Obtaining a student visa in Australia becomes less difficult if you have National Visas as your partner. An agent from the company can give you a complete list of the documentary requirements for a student visa, in addition to the following pieces of helpful information:

  • Course selection. It is advisable to pick a registered course from any Australian Education Institution. With Australia’s high level of educational standards, you are sure to enter the field of study you desire whatever level it falls under. Consult with a National Visas agent in order to find out if your institution offers your desired course or if you need to know about alternative courses fit to your interest.
  • Full-time requirement. The Australian Migration Law requires you to pick a course that runs full-time. By engaging in full-time study, you will have more chance to enter the professional field after graduation.
  • Credentials and personal records. Before contacting National Visas, ensure that your personal and school credentials are complete. If you are unsure about the files that you need to supply, an agent from National Visas will be able to provide assistance.

Assessment

Before being granted with a student visa, you need to pass the assessment of a National Visas representative, who will advise you of the Assessment Level for the type of student visa for the course you intend to complete. Assessment Level 1 represents the lowest immigration risk, while Assessment Level 5 represents the highest; the higher risk your application poses to immigration security, the more documental support you have to fulfil.

Passport nationality. National Visas needs to identify if your country of origin—as stated on your passport—is included in the list of countries with high immigration risk.

Type of student visa. A National Visas agent will determine the number of documentary requirements you have to furnish based on your chosen field of study, level of study (preparatory, undergraduate, or post-graduate), institution type (university, polytechnic, or private), and location.

Clarifications

The student visa is a temporary visa with a validation period equal to the length of your course. After completing your course, your student visa will expire soon after and you will have to leave the country. There may be several alternatives available to you before your student visa expires. You may be able to apply for another temporary visa or even a permanent residence visa if you have previously acquired a Skilled Graduate Visa.

If you are a holder of a temporary student visa, you must obtain Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) throughout your stay. National Visas advises that you pay your OSHC fees early in order to obtain your visa faster.

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Application for a student visa may be complicated if you do it all by yourself, without the expertise of a registered migration firm like National Visas. More so, if you are looking to acquire permanent residency in Australia, you need to ensure that you apply for the correct course and student visa in order to prevent committing an unintended error by completing the wrong course that may prevent you from obtaining an Australian permanent residency visa in the future.

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