Key steps in applying for an Australian student visa

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Getting a degree in Australia is one of the significant boosts that you can have for your future career. Supported by Australia’s growing economy and commodious workforce, entering Down Under as a foreign student has become even more possible. Despite the strict migration laws in the country, securing an Australian student visa should not be that complicated, especially because there are professional migration firms like National Visas who can assist you in every step of your visa application.

Key steps in applying for an Australian student visa

If you want to study in Australia, the following reminders from National Visas shall guide you in having a successful and speedy application:

Starting an application

Before applying for a student visa, understand that the process will take time and the visa processing company will require your utmost cooperation. You can start the process online for your convenience. Ensure that you have a stable internet connection and a browser that supports at least 128-bit encryption.

When filling out forms, you must complete all fields of information; insufficient information may slow the processing of your application. Do not paste bullet points, numbering, and other formatting into the free text fields; only use alphanumeric characters as well as dashes and underscores.

It is important to note that online lodgement is not available to students who cannot complete their studies in Australia because of a default issue presented by the education provider. If you happen to be in this situation, you may contact National Visas to get assistance in handling this kind of setback.

Lodging a student visa

Depending on your situation, you may lodge your application onshore or offshore. Take note of the following differences:

  • Outside Australia. If you qualify for Assessment Level 1, you may lodge your application online. If you are not sure if you belong to this bracket, consult with a National Visas agent to determine if your passport country and course of study make you qualify for Assessment Level 1. Take note that if you lodge your visa application while outside Australia, you must be outside Australia when the visa is granted.
  • Within Australia. If you are currently ‘onshore’ at the time you want to apply for a student visa, you should contact a trusted migration firm like National Visas to see if it is possible in your case. Applying for your visa while you are in Australia has many complexities, especially if this is your first student visa. Not all applicants can apply ‘onshore.’ You should ensure that you understand your situation before proceeding.
  • Subclass 485 Visa. If you have successfully completed a course in Australia and want to work, you may be eligible for a Graduate Skilled Temporary visa. Applications can be done online, and you must be prepared to answer questions to check your eligibility. Eligibility checks for this visa can be very complex and depends on many variables. You should consult with a National Visas agent to determine your eligibility.

Checking application progress

The benefit of lodging your student visa application with National Visas is that you are regularly updated regarding the status of your application. Tour migration agent will contact you throughout to advise on progress with your visa application. In addition, you also receive updates and tips so that you do not unknowingly commit any act that may lead to visa cancellation.

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National Visas offers Personalised Services to help you apply for a visa. National Visas has developed into a world leader in online immigration services. Our Migration Agents are registered to provide Australian immigration advice, as required by Australian law.

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