Student visa Subclass 500 allows International students who wish to study full-time in Australia under Australian Student visa program in a recognized education institution. Students are allowed to live in Australia under Australian immigration till the time course is completed.
To be eligible to apply under the Student visa 500, the applicant must:
You must be enrolled in a course of study that is registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and courses for Overseas for Overseas Students (CRICOS).
If you are applying from outside Australia, you must include a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) for each intended course of study with your visa application. A letter of offer from your education provider will not be accepted.
If you are applying for more than one course in your student visa application, you must include all Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) codes in the application form or the visa may only be granted for the CoE provided.
All student visa applicants have to meet the GTE requirement. You have to satisfy the officer who will assess the visa that you have a genuine intention to stay in Australia on temporary basis.
All the student visa applicants might need to submit proofs of their English language skills along with the visa application. If you are asked to provide proof of your English language proficiency, the minimum English language test score will be accepted.
You must be financially strong to fulfill your needs and requirements including your course fees, living and travelling costs. You must have sufficient money to finance your accompanying family members while you are in Australia.
You have to show one of the following below-mentioned evidence of financial capacity, you will be able to demonstrate this by providing one of the following:
Applicants have to qualify the health requirements. The health exam depends on factors like the applicant’s citizenship; time spent in other nation(s) from past five years, and intended activities in Australia. The health exam result lasts for up to 12 months.
Applicants have to meet the character requirements. A police clearance certificate from every nation, where the applicant has resided in, for last 12 months during the past 10 years after turning 16 years of age must be submitted , if ask by higher authorities.
Applicant must submit all the required documents in order to support the visa application. The Immigration authority will analyze utilizing the data given at the time of visa application.
Applicants have to submit certified copies of the original documents. If the documents are not in English language, the authorized English translation documents must be submitted.
Applicant can follow the below- given Student visa 500 checklist in order to make sure that the visa application do not remain incomplete.
You have to submit your Identity proofs. You may provide a copy of your passport, certified copy of your birth certificate, driving license, or National identity card.
You have to provide the evidence of your intended study to make a valid application. If not in a special category listed below, you have to provide:
If you have a child under the age of 18 included in the visa application and one or both parents (or legal guardians) are not applying for an Australian visa, both parents will need to complete and sign the Form 1229 – Consent form to grant an Australian visa to a child under the age of 18 years.
If you have sole custody of the children, provide evidence such as a court order.
You have to provide the evidence of adequate health insurance. Applicants can obtain Health insurance through Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).
You must obtain OSHC for yourself and any accompanying dependents at least one week before your course starts for the duration of your stay in Australia.
You must provide either:
Applicants have to provide a proof that they have obtained minimum test score in English Language Test or evidence of certain eligible studies in English or if you fall into an exemption category.
You have to submit the evidence that you meet the Genuine Temporary Entrant requirement for a student visa. You have to add a statement in your application form that you intend to stay in Australia temporarily and/or documentation to support claims. The statement must be written by the applicant even if using an agent.
You can include evidence such as:
If the applicant or other member added in the application has changed his or her name, certified copies of documents verifying the name change must be submitted. This includes a marriage or deed poll certificate or a certified copy of evidence of the name change.
If you are in relationship or have any de-facto partner, you have to submit valid proofs and that includes a certified copy of your marriage certificate, Family Book, Household Booklet or other evidence of family composition.
You can submit your recent updated resume or curriculum vitae mentioning both employment and study status from the past five years. You can also submit the pay slips or a contract of your recent past job or if you are currently employed, as an evidence of your employment.
Under student visa subclass 500, you and your dependant members included in the visa application are allowed to work. You are not allowed to work until you have commenced your course in Australia. Once your course has commenced, you are permitted to work a maximum of 40 hours per fortnight when your course is in session, and unlimited hours when your course is out of session.
|Stream||75 % applications processed||90% applications processed|
|Postgraduate Research Sector||51 months||04 months|
|Independent ELICOS Sector||38 months||50 months|
|Higher Education Sector||36 months||68 months|
Student visa subclass 500 costs modifies with time. Applicant has to pay modified charges if there is any increase in price between the filling date and the date Immigration authorities received the application.
|Subclass||Base application charge||Additional applicant charge|
18 and over
|Additional applicant charge under 18|
|Student Visa (Subclass- 500)||$560||$420||$140|
Note – all the charges should be in dollars.
Second installment: Applicant has to pay the second installment for the added family member in the application who are more than 18 years of age and don’t have functional English.
Other costs: applicant may need to pay the other costs including health assessment costs, test costs or other costs.
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