Student Visa


International students must hold a visa to study in Australia.  An Australian visa must be applied for through the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). There are many visa categories available to the international student, including the following:


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Visa Class

Duration

Subclass 500 – Student visa

Duration of Study

DIBP has ranked each country in the world from Level 1 to Level 5 which, in turn, dictates the type of documents required for each visa application.  In general, the student will be required to provide information such as original passport, electronic confirmation of enrolment (eCoE), visa fees, passport photos, and bank account statements.

Student visas provide:

  • Full-time study rights
  • Work rights of up to 40 hours every fortnight throughout semester and unlimited work rights during semester breaks
  • Inclusion of spouse
  • Inclusion of children
  • Students must hold and continue to hold Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) throughout their stay in Australia.  This cover will assist students with hospital and health requirements and fees
  • Students must comply with visa conditions and requirements at all times (example, maintain full-time study, attendance, provide residential location details to DIBP)

Students (and dependents) must also undertake (and pass) a medical examination in their place of residence prior to lodging a visa application.  This health examination usually consists of a medical exam, a radiological exam (TB diagnosis) and a HIV test (if 15 years and over).

Processing Times – student visa applications usually take 2 weeks to 3 months depending on country of citizenship and where the visa application is lodged.

Applying for a student visa is a very complex and detailed activity.  Therefore, we recommend the student utilises our highly experienced visa and migration services. 

IRAN
Student Visa Documentation Required
Assessment Level 3 - IRAN
Australian Embassy Oman, Jordan

Iran is classified as assessment level 3.  This means the visa application must be lodged by post to the Australian Embassy in Oman, Jordan (all other visa subclasses can be lodged in Tehran).

As part of our service, Plus Education will assist in the lodgement of the visa application on the student’s behalf.

Below is a basic outline of documentation required for citizens of Iran applying for a student visa (subclass 500).  Please note, other documentation will be requested at time of assessment by Plus Education depending on the student’s personal circumstances.

Student Visa

Visa Document list

You must apply for this visa online.
Payment of Visa Fee
Original passport (minimum 6 months validity from date of intended travel to Australia)
Letter of offer or COE - Confirmation of Enrolment from an Australian educational institution
Educational Qualifications
English Language Evidence - IELTS test result required for visa application – at least an overall test score of 5.0
Evidence of funds from an acceptable source to cover the first 12 months of stay in Australia
Medical Examination
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
Important – Please provide original documents. If documents are not in English, a photocopy of the document and an official translation must also be provided and certified. Originals will be returned.

Please note: other countries such as: Iraq, Afghanistan, India, Sri Lanka and Nepal have similar process as IRAN. For more detailed information please contact our professional Education Consultants.

BAHRAIN, KUWAIT, OMAN, QATAR, SAUDI ARABIA, UAE (Arabic)
Student Visa Documentation Required
Australian Embassy Dubai, UAE

Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE are classified as assessment level 1. This means the visa can be applied for online. 

As part of our service, Plus Education will assist in the lodgement of the visa application on the student’s behalf.

Please note, Saudi Arabia is classified as a level 2 for VET programs.  This means the application must be lodged by post or in person through the Australian Embassy in Dubai, UAE.  The Saudi Arabian student may also be required to complete a biometrics appointment to support the application.  A biometrics appointment involves a facial photo and a 10 digit fingerprint scan which is kept on record at the Embassy.  The biometrics exam can be undertaken in any UAE country or Gulf Cooperation Council country.

Below is a basic outline of documentation required for citizens of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE applying for a student visa (subclass 500).  Please note, other documentation will be requested at time of assessment by Plus Education depending on the student’s personal circumstances.

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Visa Document list

You must apply for this visa online.
Payment of Visa Fee
Original passport (minimum 6 months validity from date of intended travel to Australia)
Letter of offer or COE - Confirmation of Enrolment from an Australian educational institution
Educational Qualifications
Evidence of funds from an acceptable source to cover the first 12 months of stay in Australia
Medical Examination
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
Important – Please provide original documents. If documents are not in English, a photocopy of the document and an official translation must also be provided and certified. Originals will be returned.

Australian Migration Services

At Plus Education we not only specialize in Student Visa, we also specialize in many Australian visa categories including:

  • Guardian Visas
  • General Skilled Migration
  • Temporary/Permanent Sponsored Migration
  • Family Visas
  • Spouse Visas
  • Parent Visas
  • Business Skilled Migration
  • Resident Return Visas

Our professionally trained registered migration agents can assist with all visa and immigration requirements. 

As professional migration agents, we adhere to the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority Code of Conduct.

We are here to help you achieve your dream to visit and stay in Australia !

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Free Migration Assessment Form

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