Home to some of the best universities in the world with a fantastic climate to say the least, it is no wonder that Australia has become a favorite destination for students from all over the world. If you are thinking of going to Australia to enroll at a local university, you are certainly not the only one doing it. And although the visa application process has recently been simplified and made easier to manage, there are some things that can make applying for a visa even easier. Make your task easier by consulting this simple checklist.
1. Make sure you meet the initial requirements:
It might seem obvious, but there are some requirements that need to be met, such as proficiency in English, economic stability, and academic achievement. The authorities also want to be sure that you hold a Good Faith Temporary Residence Visa (GTE) and that you intend to return home once you have completed your studies. Click here to verify your possession of the necessary requirements.
2. Is the institution you have chosen registered with CRICOS?
The institution you have chosen for your studies must be duly registered as a provider of educational activities to foreign students. In this case, the institution must be included in the list of entities registered in the Federal Register of Institutes and Courses for Foreign Students (CRICOS). If the institution you have chosen does not appear in this list, your visa will be invalid.
3. Are you using the correct application procedure?
Make sure that your application complies with the procedure required by the institution of your choice. Some institutions require the application to be submitted through an agent while others accept a direct application. If in doubt, contact the institution directly for the appropriate information. For Graduate Visa for Australia Consult here
4. Check that the course you have chosen meets the visa requirements
Foreign student visas require courses to have a minimum duration of 3 months and fall within a specific didactic level. Proof must be provided that the course is considered full-time.
5. Did you receive your CoE?
Before applying for a visa, check that you have completed enrollment in the course and that you have received the enrollment confirmation (CoE). You will need this feedback for your visa application as proof of your admission to the course.
6. Undergo health checks
The visa requires that you meet certain health requirements. This may result in the need for a medical examination, especially if you come from a country where public health concerns exist. If you think this applies to you, you can save some time by making the visit early. You will also need to take out health insurance for the duration of your studies. This is available from various approved Australian providers.
7. Be prepared:
Have everything ready and on hand before applying so that you can log into your immi account and complete your application all at once. Keep digital copies and photocopies of all documentation so that you can always use them in case of need. Check and double check that there are no small errors – it is not worth delaying the procedure due to small inaccuracies. Check here to make sure you have all the documentation
8. Prepared prepared prepared:
Just as happens when you apply for a job, the interview is the crucial phase on which the outcome of the application is based. Reassure yourself by knowing your question thoroughly and be prepared to answer any questions you may have. These could range from why you want to study in Australia, why you chose a certain course, how you will fare financially and what you plan to do next. Practice with family and friends so that you feel safe and relaxed when it comes time for the actual interview.
9. Do you have enough space in your passport?
Even if the visa itself will only take up one page, you will need at least 4-6 blank pages, otherwise you may have to renew your passport before the visa is granted. The need for renewal will further delay the procedure as well as increase costs.
10. Have as much time as possible:
At best, the administrative procedures for the visa are unpredictable and if the visa is not granted within the deadline, you will not be able to start the course. The procedure will be far less stressful if you have more time available to compensate for any delays and changes, rather than feeling pressured as the start of the semester approaches. For Direct Apply Click here
And now relax! You have done everything possible for the application process. While you are awaiting the outcome of the application, it is a good time to start thinking about where you will live. Check out our advice on what to consider when choosing student accommodation or find out more about the areas in which Iglu operates.