Changes to Australia’s Visa System from 1 July
Simplified Student Visa Framework – Overview of Key Changes
The Simplified Student Visa Framework (SSVF) comes into effect on 1 July 2016.
The SSVF is designed to make the process of applying for a student visa simpler to navigate for genuine students,
A factsheet produced by the Australian Government, Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) summarises the key changes to Student Visa application process.
Applying for a student visa from 1 July 2016:
<!-· International students will apply for a single Student visa (subclass 500). There will be only one student visa available to study in Australia
<!-· student guardians will apply for the new Student Guardian visa (subclass 590)
<!-· all students and student guardians will generally be required to lodge their visa application online by creating an account in ImmiAccount.
To find out the documents you might need to provide with your student visa application, select your education provider from the list available at: Education providers. (NB, the list will be incomplete until after 1 July)
Here are some further Factsheets which may assist you.
· General information for students
· English language requirements
· Financial capacity requirements
· Simplified student visa framework - overview of key changes
· General information for education providers