7 Easy Ways to Get an Australian Student Visa:
Yes, it is true that getting a student visa can be very taxing and it requires a lot of effort, time,and energy.
But, if you are well versed with the knowledge of which step to take methodically,
then you would be pleasantly surprised as to how smooth the entire process can be.
This is exactly what we aim to achieve here as we try to figure out the easy ways for you to get
an Australian student visa since Australia is a popular destination for international students. Let
us get familiar with them.
1. Enroll in an Australian School
First and foremost, you have to apply to an Australian school, college, or university even before
you apply for the visa. Once you get the letter of acceptance from the school and pay the tuition
fees, you will get the CoE (Confirmation of Enrolment).
2. Make an Account with the Australian Immigration Authorities
Before you begin your visa application, you need to create an account with the immigration
authorities of the nation you are going to, which, in this case, is Australia. You will be asked to
give your contact details. Please keep the login details handy since you would later need them.
You will get to make the account from here.
3.Digitize All Your Documents
Make sure you have all the necessary documents such as passport, proof of temporary stay in
Australia, CoE, OSHC health insurance, etc. with you. It is also wise to digitize all your other
documents such as birth certificates, bank statements, grade reports, etc.
4.Fill out the Visa Application Form Online
It is recommended to apply for a student visa subclass 500. At the earliest, you can get the
application be made 124 days before your course begins. You can get the instructions from here.
You also need to mention your nationality, CoE code(s), and educational sector, along with
personal details, criminal record, health record, work experience, and previous education, to
name a few.
5.Make Visa Payment
Next up, you have to pay the application fee which at present stands at AUD 575. You can get
more information on the payment process and method from here. Make sure the website and
address bars are secured before you make your payment.
6. Get TRN Number
Once you make the payment, you will get your TRN (Transaction Reference Number) through a
receipt. This is a crucial number and you need to save it since it will help you in knowing the
status of your application.
7.Interview and Health Check-up
This will be followed up by a health check-up and interview depending upon which school,
college, or university you have applied to. The interview can be telephonic or video. Remember
not to conduct health check-ups beforehand since you would require your TRN number and
specifications on what sort of health check-ups you have to take.
Once all these processes are completed with diligence, you can rest assured that you will obtain
your Australian student visa. The time frame of how quickly you will get this student visa
depends on the workload of the Australian immigration authorities as well as the institution you
are applying to. Usually, it is done within a couple of weeks after your application is complete.
To check the status of your application, you will need to enter your TRN on the Australian government immigration website. Once your visa is ready, you will be informed through email. Since this is digitized, you can get physical proof by printing the grant letter that says your visa is approved. As soon as
you get your visa, you can head to Australia but remember you can go as early as 90 days before
your course begins.
You can stay 30-60 days (depending on your course) after your course ends in Australia. If you
haven’t booked accommodation through your school, inform the authorities of your address in
Australia within seven days of arriving there.
Hopefully, this article has helped you get the necessary knowledge you need to obtain an
Australian student visa. Follow the official protocols and always stay safe and keep all your
documents with you (in digital form)