Updated: Feb 28
FINALLY, you’ve figured out that study in Australia is one of the world best option...kind of finalised which one of world safest cities your are going to live...listed one of the world leading Australia's university and college...mapped the pocket friendly, approachable and safe accommodation as well. If it all looks trick I am sure our expert can help to make it a cake walk for you. Nevertheless I will come out with another blog to talk about them in detail as we are focusing on Visa's today....
If you’re really looking for an option to study in Australia you need a student visa. Now for student visas, some say "complicated" but I will say a "very simple set of requirements" need to be adhere, if you want to stamp of approval.
Let's look at the top reason and grey area's to look for. So, time to get familiar with the simple areas which need to be focused for increasing chance of success in visa applications.
Don't look anywhere...
A checklist provided by Department of Immigration and Border Protection Checklist should be good enough..I assume :(
Passport identity page and each page that has a visa label and immigration stamps for any countries
National Identity Card
All pages of the Household Registration Book
A Curriculum Vitae certified by local authorities
Valid electronic Certificate of Enrolment (CoE) for courses being undertaken
A statement to satisfy the decision maker that you have a genuine intention to stay in Australia.
Evidence (scanned and uploaded original documents in colour) of qualifications and associated transcripts of any courses completed and/or attempted and/or currently studying.
Evidence of any scholarship(s) awarded for your studies in Australia.
Valid Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the proposed duration of the student visa.
If under 18: Parent consent letters, signed and witnessed. Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare Arrangements (CAAW), linked with your CoE.
A signed financial undertaking from the individual(s) providing the funds, outlining the relationship between you and the financial sponsor(s), including either: Evidence of funds & genuine access to funds OR evidence of annual income.
English language test certificate that was taken less than 2 years before date of lodgement of application.
MY Final thoughts...
On a serious note, studying overseas may not be easy GO, If you haven't done your homework properly, I suggest spend lot of time in planning, do jump in haste..There are excellent options and very bad one too.
Coming back to Visa application, it’s a big deal. Make sure you tick off every requirement, attach every document & certification, and get every clearance needed to get your application approved. Over and above, communication is the epitome of everything...respond to every DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS request that follows post submission of your student visa application and stay on top of process until to get the positive response.
Wish you luck, I will see you in Australia...:)