Australian Visa

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Australian tourist visa is one of many types of Visa which support people can come over to extraordinary country with the world’s leading air quality.

Almost foreigners are required to have Australian Visa before entering to Australia. So that, owning Australian Visa is not easy, due to strict requirements on documents, procedures and the Australian immigration law is quite complicated.

Go Experience would like to share the detailed and useful how to get Australian Visa to help you increase the visa pass rate.


1. What is Australian Tourist Visa (Subclass 600)? Does traveler need a visa?

Australian Tourist Visa (Subclass 600 or Tourist Visa) is a short-term Visa for foreigners wishing to visit Australia to travel and visit relatives. Depending on the specific case, the deadline of the Tourist Visa may be validity for 3 months, 12 months, 3 years or 5 years with one time entry or multiple entry.

Tourist Visa is an electronic Visa, which is granted in the form of PDF file. Tourist Visa consists of 3 pages, clearly stating information about the granted decision, Visa details, the conditions of Visa type as well as the necessary notes to enter Australia.

Because Vietnam is not on the list of countries exempted from Australian Visa, so you are required to apply for a Visa before travel to Australia.


2. Which Tourist Visa type can be self-apply?

Tourist Visa types has many areas, each has different benefits and obligations. Therefore, the first thing when applying for Tourist Visa is to determine the exact type of Visa you want to apply for.

Visa type Benefits
Tourist stream Visa This allows you to travel to Australia to travel, visit relatives or other short-term purposes. With this visa, you do not need any sponsor, but you cannot work, do business and treatment in Australia.
Business visitor stream Visa This only helps foreign entrepreneurs come to Australia to go on business, participate in meetings, contracts… During the validity period of this Visa, the applicant can stay up to 3 months then must leave Australia and can come back if Visa is not expired.
Sponsored family stream Visa This is for those who are sponsored by relatives in Australia. As such, you will be able to come to Australia and stay up to 5 years for each time.


3. How long does Tourist Visa validity and stay?

There are so many people wonder how long does Tourist Visa last. Specifically, you can refer to as follows:

  • Short-term Tourist Visa: Applicant is allowed to stay up to 3 months/ time
  • 1 year Tourist Visa: Applicant is allowed to stay up to 3 months/ time with multiple entry.
  • 3 years Tourist Visa: Applicant is allowed to stay from 3-12 months or depending on the decision of the immigration but not staying more than 18 months in total.

Depending on which type you choose, the validity will vary. Normally, if you are a young person and apply this Visa for a first time, immigration can only give you a Tourist Visa with a term of 1 month.

The total of time is calculated from the date of the applicant arrives and leaves Australia. However, it must be under the expiry date.

The validity is clearly stated in the Tourist Visa result. Therefore, when you receive the result, you should carefully check the granted term, the date of the Visa starts to be able to arrange your schedule accordingly.


4. Who will be granted of Tourist Visa?

Tourist Visa is usually granted to:

  • Foreigners are residing outside Australia
  • Come to Australia with purposes: travel or take a short -term course of less than 3 months
  • Meet health requirements
  • Having good dignity, without any criminal records
  • Never violated the Immigration Law of any country (including Australia)


5. What are the conditions for applying for a Tourist Visa?

You need to meet the conditions:

  • Prove the purpose of the trip clearly, suitable for the type of visa
  • Prove that you have financial capability during the trip to Australia and return to your country
  • Prove that you have a stable job with good income
  • Proof of commitment in your country, such as family, properties, work…
  • Prove that you will leave Australia after the trip ends such as round-trip flight tickets, committed to return…
  • Ensuring the best rights for children (under 18 years of age) including: Having the guardian of parents when children travel, nurturing/guardians (if any)…
  • Convincing the immigration officer that you will leave Australia after the end of the trip.


6. Where to apply for Tourist Visa?

According to the latest regulations, all Tourist Visa applications must be submitted online from September 30, 2021. You need to apply early before the planning date.

Applying online applications for Australian entry visa is not easy for the first time because there are many pages which are all in English.

After completing the online application, you will receive a letter requesting to collect biometrics data (usually immediately after completing the application, in some cases, after about 3-4 days).

At that time, you will need to schedule an appointment and go to the Australian VFS Global Visa Centre to get biometrics at the following Vietnamese addresses:

  • AustraliaVFS Hanoi
    • Room G04, Level G, Hang Hai Tower, 1 Dao Duy Anh, Phuong Mai Ward, Dong Da District, Hanoi, Vietnam
    • Working date: Monday to Friday
    • Working time: 08:30 to 15:00
  • AustraliaVFS Danang
    • Level 6, ACB Tower, 218 Bach Dang Street, Phuoc Ninh Ward, Hai Chau District, Danang City, Vietnam
    • Working date: Monday to Friday
    • Working time: 08:30 to 12:30
  • AustraliaVFS Ho Chi Minh
    • Level 5, Resco Tower, 94 – 96 Nguyen Du, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    • Working date: Monday to Friday
    • Working time: 08:30 to 15:00


7. The cost of this Visa?

The Tourist Visa application fee is a matter of many people interested. The Australian Immigration Department has just announced the new fee:

Types Fees
Visa application 150 AUD
Biometrics 27.5 AUD

Some notes on the Visa application fee:

  • Visa fee must be paid right after you apply for Tourist Visa online. Therefore, before applying, you must make sure you have a credit card with full amount of this Visa fee.
  • Service fee at Australia VFS Global Visa Centre can pay in cash, credit cards or debit cards when you come to get biometrics data.
  • this Visa fee will not be refunded.

Besides, you may need to pay other fees for health checks, background examination or other checks and notaries if required.


8. How long does Tourist Visa approve?

If you intend to apply for Tourist Visa but do not know how long does Tourist Visa take? The Australian Ministry of Immigration has just updated according to the average time of processing Tourist Visa applications in Vietnam as you see in the below table:

The number of applications Tourist stream Visa Sponsored family stream Visa Business visitor stream Visa
75% Visa applications approve 26 days 45 days 09 days
90% Visa applications approve 37 days 50 days 25 days

In case, you use agency, your approval time will be faster because consultant will advise you on which documents and paper works need to be prepared. So that to avoid the possibility of requesting more documents in due.


9. Australian Tourist Visa application

Before applying, you need to know some important notes as follows:

  • If you apply online, you can provide colored scanned versions from original documents without notarization.
  • If you apply by papers you need to provide a notarized copies (6 months old or less) all documents are not the original version.
  • All documents are not in English, you must be attached to the notarized translation of English.

The application needs to be complete and highly accurate. If you provide false information or dishonesty, your application may be excluded immediately.

Personal profile

  • Australian Visa application form 600 (Form 1419).
  • Notice of the authorized person to submit/receive documents (Form 956A)
  • Original passport is valid for at least 6 months from the date of planning to leave Australia
  • Old passport (if any)
  • 02 passport size photos:
    • Image size 4x6cm,
    • Photos taken full face, clears
    • White background, dark costumes,
    • The photo is taken within 6 months from the date of submission,
    • Do not wear accessories such as eyeglasses, earrings.
  • Applicant declarator information form
  • Birth certificate
  • National identity card
  • Household registration book (all pages with information, if any)
  • Marriage certificate (if married)
  • Divorce decision (if divorced)
  • Military certificate or demobilization (if you have served in the army)

Proof of financial – property records

  • Savings bank books value from 5,000 AUD or more, valid before submission of Visa application as long as possible; or confirmation of the balance of bank accounts with the same balance;
  • Red books, car registration papers, or shares (if any);

Working status

  • For employees:
    • Leave letter for travel
    • Labor contract
    • Decision of job position (if any)
    • Payroll (if you receive a salary in cash) or bank statement receives a salary (if you receive a salary through bank transfer) in the last 3 months
  • For business owners:
    • Business registration license
    • Tax receipts or tax returns for the last 3 months (official stamp of the company)
    • Business bank statements or personal bank statements in the last 3 months
  • For freelance (freelancer):
    • Evidence of the current job: image of store/factory, contract or purchase/sale invoice, magazine/electronic newspaper, …
    • Personal bank statements in the last 3 months
  • For students – students:
    • Confirmation of students
    • Leave letter for travel
    • National identity card or a parent/ guardian form (if under 18 years old and without parents, guardians accompanying)
    • The commitment to agree to allow children to travel by parents with local authorities

Application for children under 18 years old (not accompany with parents)

  • The commitment to agree to allow children to travel to Australia signed by parents not accompanied by local authorities
  • National identity card of parents whom not accompany with their children

Proof of  travel plan to apply for a visa

  • Travel itinerary. This itinerary should be prepared as specific as possible.
  • Travel insurance. Based on Go Experience, you should not ignore this type of document because it is a testament to your intention to travel.

Important note about Australian Tourist Visa applications 600

  • Depending on the specific case, the Visa officer may request an additional applicant to enhance the approval process
  • Regarding the proof of finance: there are some cases where the applicant has a large sum of finance but cannot prove where the money comes from, causing the Visa officer to suspect so that they will refuse you. Therefore, you need to convince them though evidence of the origin of this amount
  • If you miss some basic documents or incorrect information, the Visa officer can refuse entire your Visa application
  • All Visa applications will be scanned to upload into Australian online system


10. Procedures for applying Australian Tourist Visa

The procedure for applying Australian Tourist Visa – Visa 600 is followed 4 steps:

Step 1: Prepare application

Prepare your application according to your travel purpose based on the above guide. Colored scan all documents and save into separate files to apply online

Step 2: Apply online

Download the entire forms as required, note the maximum of 60 attached files. You can submit more documents as proposed by the Australian Ministry of Home Affairs.

Step 3: Schedule an appointment for biometrics

Scheduling appointment for biometrics is a mandatory requirement. You need to come in person to the Australian Visa Receiving Center (VFS Global) to collect biometrics  and pay fees.

Step 4: Monitor and receive results

After completing the collected of biometric, you can check your status through Immi Account from email you have registered.


11. Reasons why Australian visas are refused and how to fix them

Nowadays, the procedure to apply for an Australian Tourist Visa has become much simpler. However, there are many applications still refused.

Here are the common reasons why you might not get your Australian Tourist Visa:

  • Bad travel history: Not only for Australia but you will also have similar difficulties when applying for a Visa in developed countries in the world if you have never traveled abroad. Try to go to a few countries and then go to Australia. If you have ever traveled to countries like Canada, USA and so on. The chances of getting an Australian Tourist Visa will be much higher.
  • The documents in the application are incomplete and do not meet the standards required by the immigration.

So what should you do when your Visa application is refused?

First of all, let’s see what the reason is why you failed your Australian Tourist Visa, usually the reasons will be answered by the immigration officer in an email.

Determine if these problems you can solve. If you apply for the second time, make sure that your status must be significantly improved otherwise you will get the same results as the first time.


12. Some tips when applying for an Australian Tourist Visa

12.1. Apply an Visa application for adults

  • Please prepare all necessary documents and arrange them in the most scientific way to impress the immigration officer.
  • Provide your own experiences and travel history to help shorten the time to review documents and the higher your chances of getting a Visa to Australia.
  • Book an appointment online and regularly monitor the immigration response. If you see that there is any request from them, you should quickly complete it.

12.2. Apply an Visa application for students

Vietnamese students often face many difficulties when applying for a subclass 600 Australian visa. Partly because they do not have much experience in paperwork and procedures to apply for an Australian Visa. The other part is that they do not know how to present the evidence to satisfy the request.

In addition, students – young people, unstable jobs and unable to prove a clear purpose of the trip are often classified by Australia as at risk of overstaying under the Tourist Visa. This is a situation that Australia always tries to control when issuing an Australian Tourist Visa. Therefore, students should look for and reputable agency which has long experiences in the field for good advice and exactly what documents need to submit to increase the change of getting Visa.

12.3. Apply an Visa application for children

  • With an Australian Tourist Visa, you cannot get accompany even relatives (including children) with your Visa. If you want to bring your children to Australia, you must apply for a separate Australian Tourist Visa for them.
  • To avoid the case that you pass but your children fail, you should know the procedure to apply for an Australian Tourist Visa for children. In addition, according to Australian regulations, if children under the age of 18 want to come to Australia with a Tourist Visa, they must be accompanied by someone over 18 years old.
  • To avoid being refused, the children also need to meet the criteria that immigration sets for applicants as mentioned above. Besides, if the children come to Australia on a sponsored family Visa, the sponsor must also meet Australian immigration requirements.


13. Questions related to Australian Tourist Visa – subclass 600

How long can an Australian Tourist Visa stay?

Normally, the duration of Australian Tourist Visa granted to foreigners is from 1 week up to 3 years and the maximum stay period is not more than 3 months each time, counting from the date of issuance of the Visa.

Is there an interview to apply for an Australian Tourist Visa?

Applying for an Australian Tourist Visa is not required to interview but will be notified for an interview when the application has problems or is unsatisfactory. Therefore, to avoid having to interview with the Australian immigration officer, you need to prepare the completed documents, double check carefully before submitting.

How long does it take to get a Visa after interview?

The average time will be about 3-4 weeks, the maximum is 3 months. The more well-prepared documents and the more accurate information in your application, the faster the review time will be.

To avoid Visa rejection or apply for a new Visa application after being refused, you need to seek the help of a reputable agency.

With the sharing of the above experience, Go Experience believes that applying for an Australian Tourist Visa is no longer too difficult for you and many people. The key point is how the documents and information fill in the application form logically and reasonable before submitting the Visa.


To fulfill your dream of studying in Australia, you need to apply for a Visa to enter Australia. The procedure of applying for an Australian Visa is not difficult however it is quite confusing and complicating if you do not know throughout the information when you prepare all necessary documents. To avoid troubles, you need to actively learn the procedures for applying for an Australian Visa, complete all required documents and submit them as soon as possible for early approval.


1. 3 types of Australian Student Visa

Subclass 500 Visa – Student Visa

Subclass 500 Visa is a type of Visa applied to international students come to study in Australia. Once international students have the Subclass 500 Visa, they will be able to stay in Australia for the rest of periods of time for studying full-time of their course at international recognised schools in Australia.

When applying for a Subclass 500 Visa, students will be able to stay up to 5 years from the date of enrollment. In addition, international students are also allowed to bring an additional family member, which can be a spouse or small child (unmarried and under 18 years old). It should be noted that if they bring their child, he/ she will only be allowed to obtain a Visa with a validity of up to 3 years.

The advantage of this type of Visa is that you can apply the application ONSHORE or OFFSHORE because Australia does not have a Visa extension policy. Instead, you will have to apply for a new Visa entirely before your current Visa expires.

Other more, if your Visa expires before graduation, you need to apply for a Tourist Visa (Subclass 600) or Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485) which helps you to stay in Australia for up to 2 years (Subclass 485 only) and can seek for a job or find sponsorship.

Conditions for applying for a Subclass 500 Visa

  • Successfully enrolled in a study program in Australia (No list limit)
  • Have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
  • From 6 years old or older, students are required to have a guardian agreement and guaranty support of parents if they are under 18 years old.

When the visa expires, they can apply for a new Visa entirely while in Australia. Also note that international students will only have one Visa at a time so if another Visa is issued, the previous Visa will automatically expire.

The fee to apply for an Australian Student Visa is 630AUD per application, with a variable response time from the Immigration, specifically as follows:

  • Graduate education program: 75% review in 4 months; 90% approval in 10 months
  • Non-formal degree program: 75% review in 3 months; 90% approval in 8 months
  • Large education block: 75% review in 7 months; 90% approval in 9 months
  • Vocational training program: 75% approved in 4 months; 90% approval in 6 months
  • Higher education program: 75% approved within 3 months; 90% approval within 5 months.

Your application may take longer to process if:

  • Information is not filled in correctly
  • Not fully required documents are included so the immigration officer will have to ask for additional information from you
  • It will take time for the Immigration to verify your information
  • The Immigration will not be able to process your Visa application without paying the correct Visa application fee

Moreover, with this type of visa, international students can work up to 40 hours per fortnight parallel with full-time studying.

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Subclass 590 Visa – Student Guardian Visa

One of the advantageous of this Visa that international parents love is the extremely tight control over minors under the age of 18 to ensure the studying goes smoothly.

Therefore, the Australian Immigration has published a type of Student Guardian Visa, with supporting students in their studies at school and at the same time ensuring their safety, building trust from the parents.

Thereby, teenagers who come to Australia to study abroad will need their own guardian and support. That person must be:

  • The biological parent, guardian or relative of a student 21 years of age or older
  • Proof of finance exceed for both carers and students to ensure the whole periods of time during their stay
  • Can provide the best accommodation and support to students.

Consequently, there are many secondary and high schools based on this special policy regime of the immigration to build a high-quality boarding school system, supervision system & care is the school’s own representative. So that the safety of students and be the best source of support for doing applying a Visa.

The fee of this type of visa is 630AUD with an average processing time of 5 months.


Subclass 407 Visa – Training Visa

This is a Temporary Visa to come to Australia for a short period of time, typically used to complete an internship in the workplace (to enhance your skills for your current profession, discipline or area of expertise) or professional training program of a local international government.

The subclass 407 Visa is only valid for a maximum of 2 years and you are required to meet the following conditions:

  • Scholarship sponsored by the Government
  • Nominated (unless your sponsor is a Commonwealth Government)
  • Offered admission (if your sponsor is a Commonwealth Government)

This is a fairly popular scholarship for those who have many years of working in government and it is also the Visa type to support foreigners from the Commonwealth (Europe) to visit Australia.

The application fee for this type of Visa is 315AUD, with 75% of applications taking 4 months and 90% of applications taking 11 months to process.


2. Guide to successfully applying for an Australian Student Visa

Step 1: Understand the timetable of the school years in Australia

First, international students need to have a letter of offer from international recognised school in Australia. You need to learn carefully about the school as well as the course you are applying for; and there will be schools that would like to interview you before decide whether to send you the letter of offer.

A Confirmation of Enrollment (CoE) is a prerequisite for applying an Australian Student Visa. It should be noted that, the Australian Immigration is especially strict in controlling the educational process in applying for the Visa, as well as the intention to study after entering Australia.

Thereby, you will need to provide a Confirmation of Enrollment (CoE) for each course. The Australian Immigration will use all of these required documents to make financial requirements and English language skills accordingly, so the officer will decide on a case-by-case Visa application.

Studying in Australia, a school break between courses is a maximum of two calendar months, unless the first academic year ends at the end of the year and the next academic year starts at the beginning of the school year based on Australian educational standards.

Example: School years in Australia usually end in November and start again in February next year with a gap of 3-4 months of school break (because Australia is in the Southern Hemisphere), through which students can be flexible stay in Australia to wait for the new school year or return to their country during this time.

The term-break between semesters in Australia (Australia has 4 semesters per year) usually falls between 3-4 weeks which is also the best time for students can travel and explore in Australia. Parents need to pay attention to this issue to control their finances, schedule as well as accommodation (especially for students under 18 years old).

Step 2: Carry out the procedures, receive the admission letter and deposit the tuition fee

If you meet the school’s requirements, that school will send you a letter of offer with detailed information about your personal information, admission period and major along with tuition and other expenses you must pay for the school.

If you agree with the information and requirements stated on the Letter of Offer, you will proceed with the tuition fee payment for the school and then receive the Confirmation of Enrollment (CoE) from the school. CoE is required document to apply for an Australian Student Visa.

Step 3: Prepare documents to apply for an Australian Student Visa

Types of documents

Specific documents

Documents & Curriculum Vitae
  • 4 photos size 4x6cm (taken within 6 months)
  • Passport (valid for at least 6 months from the date of application)
  • Curriculum vitae certified by the local authority
  • Notarized copy of birth certificate
  • Marriage certificate (if married)
  • Proof that you have purchased Overseas Student Health Cover for the duration of your studies
  • For students under the age of 18, a letter of confirmation and curriculum vitae from the guardian is required with certified by the local authority
Application forms
  • Student Visa application forms depending on the type of Visa
  • Detailed declaration of relatives
Letter presenting GTE (Genuine Temporary Entrant)
  • Reasons for choosing to study in Australia?
  • What the plans after finishing school?
  • Satisfy the eligibility requirements for each type of visa
Proofs of eligibility to applying the Visa Certificates
  • Letter of Offer from a recognized Australian school
  • Proof of purchase of health insurance for the duration of the study
  • School certificates and transcripts of the course when study and work (copy, notarized)
  • Documents proving that the applicant has worked (if any)
Proof of financial Proof of financial ability with or without a guarantor to cover all of the applicant’s expenses:

  • Bank saving
  • Property ownership papers
  • Proof of income
  • Tax receipt if you have a business registration license


Step 4: Medical examination and submission for Australian Student Visa

You will be required to undergo a medical examination prior to submitting your application to the Australian Immigration to ensure you are in good health for the duration of your study in Australia.

In the event that you have an incurable or contagious illness, you may be assigned a request for treatment before your application can continue to be reviewed.

Step 5: Visa interview (If required)

Depending on the type of application, for those that are already in the category of transparent documents, the Immigration will not require for an interview via phone call. However, for cases where it needs to check the information, the interviewer will from 15 – 30 minutes, the case with many suspected information, it can last 1 hour. The embassy interviews you to find out about unclear points in the application. So before the interview, you should well-prepare your personal information, study purposes as well as work orientation after completing the course.

Normally, if you are asked for the interview, the Embassy will interview you by phone and usually in your language. You can schedule another interview if the call comes in at a time when you cannot answer (you should do that to prepare yourself before the interview).

Cases without an interview but still being considered for a visa include:

  • Good academic record, high GPA and IELTS score
  • Not in low-risk areas, blacklisted with students who overstay
  • The passport has been through many countries and has a good history
  • Strong financial support
  • Appropriate study and work path, without wide gaps
  • Documentation is good and in order, there are no points that need to be interviewed
  • All information provided clearly convinces the Embassy that you just want to study abroad.

 Step 6: Get Visa results and prepare study abroad

If approved for a Visa, the duration of your Visa will correspond to the length of your course in Australia plus half a year of finish 15th March next year when the course end in November this year. As soon as you receive your Visa, you should prepare necessary documents to pass the border and admission procedures.


3. Guide to “extend” Australian Student Visa

You should know that Australia no longer allows to extend the Visa based on the current Visa condition but will issue entirely new Visa. In case your Visa expires but your course is still on-going or you want to study another course, you are required to re-apply for an Australian Student Visa and can be onshore or while applying for the Visa application.

When your Visa expires and you have not left Australia or do not apply for another Visa within 28 days, you will be considered as overstay and may be deported from Australia immediately.

Documents you need to prepare to apply for an Australian Visa “extension” include:

  • Original passport with at least 6 months validity when you apply for Visa extension
  • Old Australian Student Visa
  • Your transcripts and achievements at the school you have been studying in Australia
  • Notarised and certified copy of birth certificate
  • Proof of family relationship
  • Proof of finance where required

Procedure to apply for Australian Student Visa extension (apply online)

Step 1: Visit the Australian Immigration Home and Affair website to create a personal account. To increase authenticity and reduce the risk of rejection. It is recommended to use personal email instead of Facebook account when logging in

Step 2: Check your email to receive a confirmation link sent by the Australian Immigration Home and Affair and select the Student Visa you want to extend

Note: If any information you are not sure, you can fill it next time you log in

Step 3: Upload documents and forms as prepared above

Step 4: Pay for Australian Visa extension fee

Step 5: Go to nearest Consulate for collect biometrics and medical examination


4. Australian Student Visa without proof of finance

In order to further support international students, Australian government has proposed a number of measures to help them come to Australia to study without proving the financial support. That is, international students applying for bachelor’s or master’s degrees at 41 participating schools “Streamline Visa Processing”, do not need to submit financial documents in the application. So that Immigration officer are considered at Level 1, then you can go ahead with other documents without submitting proof of finance when applying for a Visa.


5. Processing time for Australian Student Visa application

As mentioned above, the application for an Australian Student Visa will depend on the type of visa the international students apply for, through the Australian Immigration Home and Affairs provide flexible processing time based on each type of application. Normally the procedure for applying for a Visa with specific time as follows:

Review level
Time to consider 50% of applications
Time to consider 75% of applications
Level 1
7 days
14 days
Level 2
14 days
21 days
Level 3
60 days
90 days



6. Frequently Asked Questions about Australian Student Visa (FAQ)

How long does it take to get an Australian Student Visa?

Normally the Australian Student Visa processing time will range from 5 to 90 days, depending on the consistency (completeness and logic) of the application and the number of applications the Immigration needs to review. Therefore, you should prepare your application as soon as possible and prepare application carefully before submitting.

Australia Student Visa application fee?

Depending on 3 types of Australian Student Visa, specifically as follows:

  • Subclass 500 Visa: 630 AUD
  • Subclass 590 Visa: 630 AUD
  • Subclass 407 Visa: 315 AUD

 How long the Australian Student Visa valid?

Depending on the type of Visa, the maximum is 5 years for the Subclass 500 Visa, up to 2 years for the Subclass 407 Visa and depending on the type of application for the Subclass 590 Visa, it is still up to 2 years.

Additional note: with the Subclass 500 Visa type, the duration of the Visa will depend on the length of the course. Specifically:

  • If the course is less than 10 months: the study period plus 1 month.
  • If the course is more than 10 months and ends from January to October every year: the study period plus 2 months.
  • If the course is more than 10 months and ends at the end of the Australian academic year (November, December every year): the Visa ends on March 15 of the following year.

Is it difficult to get an Australian Student Visa?

Applying for an Australian Student Visa will be easy if you meet the following conditions:

  • Have a good academic background, high GPA and IELTS scores
  • Strong family finances, transparent learning purpose
  • Choose the right career that matches your education
  • There is no big gap between studying and working

However, your Visa application process will difficult if you have the following characteristics:

  • Big gap and old age are a disadvantage
  • In a high-risk location (however if you are in a high-risk location but you have good studies and a clear purpose to study abroad, you will still be granted a successful Australian Student Visa)
  • The purpose of learning is not clear
  • Choosing schools and courses that are not appropriate for your age and educational background
  • Weak family finances, unable to prove their income and finances clearly

How to get a medical examination for an Australian Student Visa?

The medical examination process when applying for an Australian Student Visa includes the following steps:

  • Make an appointment with the designated clinic
  • Fill completely and detailed information in the “Applicant details” section of the medical examination application
  • Paste a 4x6cm photo taken not older than 6 months into the medical examination form
  • Submit your form and passport to the designated clinic
  • Submit an Australian Student Visa application along with receipts and completed medical examination

Thus, in order to process Australia Student Visa quickly, bedsides of providing all the required information in the application, you need to regularly check your email and be ready when the Australian Immigration officer may ask for more information or more evidence and prepare yourself if you are invited for an interview. The sooner you submit additional documents, the faster the Visa processing will be.

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