Frequently Asked Questions regarding Australia student visa

You will find here answers to some of the most frequently asked questions in relation to student visa in Australia.

Frequently Asked Questions about Australian student visa

You will find many of your questions in relation to Australian student visa answered here. However if you have any other question please do not hesitate to contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions about Australian student visa

Can I apply for student visa while on bridging visa?

You can apply for student visa while being on a bridging visa only if you are not subject to s48 of Migration Act 1958, and the last substantive visa you held, expired within 28 days. Read for more information: Bridging Visa A (Subclass 010) Australia

Can a pregnant woman apply for student visa in Australia?

International students are not discriminated based on their pregnancy, from applying for student visa to Australia.

Can I add my partner to my student visa?

Yes, you can add your partner to your student visa for Australia. Read for more information: Dependent Student Visa in Australia

Can I bring my family to Australia on student visa?

You can bring your dependent unit family members (spouse, partner, kids) to Australia on your student visa.

Can I bring my spouse under student visa in Australia?

Yes, you can bring your spouse to Australia on your student visa. You must have included them in your application, or they will need to lodge Subsequent Entrant Student Visa application.

Can I apply for student visa after 485?

Yes, you can apply for student visa after subclass 485 visa. However you must apply before your subclass 485 visa expires and you meet time of application criteria.

Can I cancel my student visa?

You can request the Department of Home Affairs to cancel your visa. However it is not advisable to do so, as it would cancel any other bridging visas you hold.

Can I do business on student visa in Australia?

Yes you can do business on student visa in Australia. However, your working hours must comply with your student visa conditions.

Can I do professional year on student visa?

You must study an approved CRICOS registered course while on a student visa, and most professional year programs are not CRICOS registered and therefore not suitable to fulfill your student visa course requirement.

Can student visa apply for ABN?

Yes, International students on student visa in Australia can apply for ABN.

Do student visa holders pay taxes?

Yes, student visa holders do pay tax on the income they earn while working in Australia.

Can you apply for PR while on student visa?

Yes you can pursue General Skilled Migration visa while being on student visa.

How to get PR in Australia with student visa?

Student visa does not automatically leads to Permanent residence. However, if your course of study leads to an occupation on the Skilled Occupation List, then you may become eligible for PR visa after your student visa.

Can a student visa work in Australia?

Yes, student visa holder can work in Australia.

Can student visa work more than 20 hours?

A student visa holder can not work more than 48 hours in a fortnight while their studies are in session and full time only in their term holidays.

Can student visa work full time?

Student visa holders can work full time when their institution of study is in term holidays. Read for more information about working on a student visa: Student Visa Working Hours

Can student visa get Centrelink?

No, student visa holders do not get social security support from Centrelink.

How to check student visa status for Australia?

Your student visa application status can be checked from the Immi Account that you used to lodge your application.

Is Australia student visa easy to get?

For Genuine students, Australian student visa is pretty easy to get. Australia does not follow discriminatory policies in the processing of student visa applications.

What are the medical test for Australian student visa?

Australia maintains some of the best health standards in the world. To maintain these standards, visa applicants must meet minimum health standards before Department of Home Affairs grant them a visa. These minimum health standards are checked through medical examination of visa applications from an approved panel of doctors. Your family members might also have to meet health requirement even if they are not applying for a visa to Australia.

Why student visa rejected for Australia?

Most student visa applications gets rejected due to students not meeting 'Genuine Temporary Entrant' criteria. This criteria prescribes requirements that a student must meet to satisfy the Department of Home Affairs, that the student genuinely intends to enter Australia temporarily for the purposes of study.

Can a student visa be extended?

Yes, a student visa can be extended if your student visa is going to expire, but your course has not yet finished. Read for more information: Student Visa Extension Australia

Can a student visa holder apply for permanent residency?

Student visa holders can apply for Permanent residency after they finish their studies. For this to happen they must meet the eligibility criteria for the skilled or employer sponsored visas.

Can a student visa holder buy property in Australia?

Student visa holder can not buy property in Australia, unless they get approval from Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB).

Can I apply for Australian student visa after refusal?

You can apply again for student visa, if you had a previous student visa refusal. However if you received a student visa refusal for an application which you lodged while being in Australia, then you might be s48 barred, if you do not have a substantive visa. Then you will need to leave Australia, and lodge another application from outside Australia.

Can I apply for student visa while in Australia?

Yes, you can apply for a student visa while you are in Australia, as long as you don't have 'No further Stay' visa condition on your current visa.

Can I buy a house in Australia on student visa?

You can buy a house in Australia while being on student visa after getting approval from 'Foreign Investment Review Board'.

Can I stay in Australia after my student visa expires?

Once your student visa expires you will unlawful in Australia. There are very limited number of visas which you can apply once you are unlawful in Australia.

Can I study online on a student visa?

Your study online or on campus as per your course requirements.

Can I travel to New Zealand with Australian student visa?

No, Australia student visa only allows you to enter and stay in Australia for the purposes of study.

Can student visa travel overseas?

Yes, a student visa holder can travel overseas as long as they will return before their student visa will expire. If a student is on a Bridging Visa A, then they must apply for and be granted Bridging Visa B, before they can travel overseas.

Can tourist visa change to student visa?

A visitor in Australia who is on visitor visa can lodge student visa application if they do not have 'No Further Stay' condition attached to their visitor visa.

Can you apply for a student visa while in Spain?

You can apply for Australian student visa from anywhere in the world where you have access to computer and internet.

Can you apply for student visa while in Australia?

Yes, you can apply for student visa while you in Australia on a substantive visa. If you are on a bridging visa then your last substantive visa must not have expired more than 28 days ago.

Can you be self employed on a student visa?

Yes, you can be self employed while you are on student visa in Australia.

Does student visa count towards citizenship?

Your lawful stay on student visa in Australia does count towards 4 years stay in Australia for citizenship application.

Do I need a student visa to study online?

No, you do not need a student visa, if you intends to study only online.

Do I need IELTS for student visa extension?

No, you don't need IELTS for extending your student visa, if you have completed a qualification at Certificate IV or higher level, or completed a substantial component of a course leading to an approved qualification.

How long can you stay after student visa expires?

You can not stay in Australia if you are unlawful. You may be detained and taken in detention, pending your deportation from Australia. You must regularise your stay in Australia by either talking to Department of Home Affairs, or an Immigration consultant.

How long does it take to get Australian student visa?

From the time of application, It normally takes 2 - 3 months to be granted Australian student visa. Read for more details: Australia Student Visa Processing Time

How many hours can a student visa work in Australia?

International Students while being in Australia on student visa, can work up to 20 hours while their studies are in session, and full time during their term holidays.

How many PTE score required for Australia student visa 2024?

The minimum PTE score for Australia student visa is 42; or 36, if packaged with at least 10 weeks’ ELICOS; or 30, if packaged with at least 20 weeks’ ELICOS.

How to refund student visa fee Australia?

Once your visa application is lodged there is no refund unless an exemption applies such as in student visa refund.

Is an International student considered a resident in Australia?

International students are considered resident in Australia for taxation purposes.

Disclaimer: ‘Atlantis International Pty Ltd’ and its associates are independent consulting entities which are not associated in anyway with the Australian ‘Department of Home Affairs’ (DOHA). Information on this website does not constitute personal migration advice. For a customized migration advice based on your personal circumstances, please call and talk to one of our Immigration Consultants or register your interest with our Associates.

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