Student Visa Refund Australia

Eligible applicants can apply for refund of their student visa application charge

Visa fee refund for International Students in Australia

As an Australian student visa holder, you can be eligible for refund of its associated visa application charge, if you meet certain conditions.

Student Visa Fee Refund

Fully vaccinated Student visa holders who traveled to Australia during a specified period are eligible for a refund of the visa application fee.

Eligibility to make a claim for student visa refund Australia

You will be eligible for a refund of the visa application fee paid in relation to your visa application, if both of the following apply:

  • You hold a valid Student visa (subclasses 500, 560, 571, 572, 573, 574 or 575).
  • You traveled to Australia on that visa between 19 January 2022 and 19 March 2022.

Making a Claim for refund

You will not receive a student visa fee refund Australia automatically, and you must make a claim using the Students and WHM refunds form​. You do not need to lodge your claim immediately. If you hold a Student visa, and you traveled to Australia within the specified period, you will be eligible for a refund.

Before you commence your claim, you will need to make sure you have your Passport and Transaction Reference Number of the application for which you are claiming the refund. The Department of Home Affairs will process your claim as quickly as possible, but the time taken will vary depending on visa holder's individual circumstances. This is due to Department making sure that refund is made to the correct person.

If you want your claim to be processed faster, then you should nominate an Australian Bank or a Credit card for the refund amount to be paid to, rather than an International Money Transfer.

You do not need to make multiple applications for claiming the refund. The Department of Home Affairs will contact you if they need any further information from you, or when they make a refund.

Student Visa Fee Refund Frequently Asked Questions

Can student visa get tax refund?

No, student visa holders can not get tax refund apart from the one they become eligible when they lodge their annual tax assessment.

How to refund student visa fee Australia?

Fully vaccinated Student visa holders who traveled to Australia during a specified period are eligible for Australia student visa fee refund.

Is Australian student visa fee refundable?

You pay a Visa application charge so Department of Home Affairs can assess your application. You cannot get Australian student visa refund just because your application was unsuccessful or refused.

  • The application was unnecessary at the time it was made.
  • A mistake was made by the Department.
  • The applicant has died.
  • The sponsorship or nomination was not successful.
  • If the application was made because of a mistake by the applicant.

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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