How to Apply for Student visa in Australia, Student Visa Form Application 2015 2016, Online Application of Sudent Visa for Australia 2015 2016, Documents required to be attached Australia Visa 2015 2016


How to Apply for Student visa in Australia, Student Visa Form Application 2015 2016, Online Application of Sudent Visa for Australia 2015 2016, Documents required to be attached Australia Visa 2015 2016

Student Visa Online Applications

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For detailed information about planned system maintenance or current technical issues including known system errors.
See: Planned System Maintenance and Technical Issues

Before you start

Before you continue, you should read all the information about Student visas.
See: Student Visa Options

Online applications can be made using a computer with an Internet connection.
To apply online, your browser must support 128 bit encryption. You can check your browser if you experience problems connecting to these services.
See: Online Services – Browser Requirements

Start an application

You are encouraged to complete your application with as much information as possible at time of lodgement. Applications with missing information may take longer to finalise.
Important: When completing the online application you must avoid copying and pasting bullet points, numbering, accents etc from formatted documents into the free text fields. Only use numbers 0 – 9 and letters A – Z (upper and lower case), dashes ‘-‘ and underscores ‘_’.
Note: Online lodgement is not available to students who could not complete their studies in Australia because of an education provider default and who wish to make a Student visa application for no fee. Please contact the nearest office of the department as soon as possible for assistance.
See: Education Provider’s Approval to Deliver Courses is Removed
Student Visa Centres 
If you are affected by an education provider default, and wish to make an online application you must pay the fee and meet the requirements for an online application.

Location Related information Link
Outside Australia All Assessment Level 1 students outside Australia can apply online for their new student visa.Important: Macau SAR and Hong Kong SAR ‘Document of Identity’ holders are not eligible for online lodgement outside Australia. Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR passport holders can lodge online.Your passport country and course of study determines your assessment level. If you are not sure you are an Assessment Level 1 student you should check via the Student Visa options.

Online lodgement of Student visa applications is also available to citizens of the following countries who are residing in their country at the time of application:

  • People’s Republic of China
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Thailand

Important: If your online application is lodged when you are outside Australia, you must also be outside Australia before the visa can be granted. Refunds are not available if you enter Australia on another type of visa before your online application has been decided.

First Student Visa
Student Visa OptionsOnline Lodgement for Assessment Level 2-4 Applicants

Student Visa Program – Assessment Levels(formerly known as Form 1219i) ( 73KB PDF file)
In Australia If you are currently in Australia and are applying for your first Student visa or a further student visa.
If you were granted a Student visa before 26 April 2008 and have not yet applied for Permission to Work.
Note: You and your family members may only apply for Permission to Work after you have commenced your course in Australia.
First Student VisaStudent Further Stay

Permission to Work
Application for a Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa The Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa lets recent graduates of an Australian educational institution stay and work in Australia for a period of time after their studies.
Note: When starting an application, you will be asked some questions to determine if you are eligible to continue. If the system indicates you are not eligible to apply online, you will need to post or courier a ‘paper’ application to the department.
Application for a Temporary Graduate or Skilled Regional Visa

Continue a saved application

Location Related information Link
Outside Australia You will need to use your Saved Application ID and password. Continue a Saved Application
In Australia Continue a Saved Application

To complete an application you may be required to fill in Health Forms and attach supporting documentation.
Download Health Forms (if required)
Attaching Documents to a Student Visa Application


See: Student Visa FAQ
See: Student Visa Centres