500 VISA

Student Visa Subclass 500

Indah Melindasari MARN 0961 448

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INDAH MELINDASARI, B.Com

MARN 0961 448 | UPDATED MAY 2019

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Student Visa Subclass 500 Brief Overview

Student Visa (Subclass 500) is a temporary visa that allows international students to come and study in Australia for up to 5 years, depending on the type and length of their studies.

You must have been enrolled in an Australian education provider prior to your visa application.

Normally, this can be proven by providing the Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

Your application will not be processed if you do not provide sufficient evidence of any enrolment. If eligible, you will be allowed to work.

Student Visa (Subclass 500) Basic Eligibility:

  • You must be enrolled in an education or training provider in Australia.
  • You must meet the English, financial, character, and health requirements.
  • You must have a genuine intention to study in Australia.

500 Visa Requirements

There are some basic requirements that the applicant needs to meet, such as:

1. You must be at a certain age (aged 6 or older);

2. You must have enrolled in a course of study (evidence must be provided);

3. You must have an adequate arrangement of welfare (if aged under 18 years);

4. You must meet the English requirements;

5. You must have a health insurance;

6. You must hold a substantive visa (if applying onshore);

7. You must have the financial capacity (evidence must be provided);

8. You must be a genuine temporary entrant (writing a GTE letter);

9. You must meet the health and character requirements;

10. You must sign a statement (Australian Values).

Student Visa (Subclass 500) Processing Time:

The processing time for this visa may vary depending on the type of your study, but it can take up to 8 months to be processed.

Student Visa Cost:

$620 for the main applicant. An additional charge may apply for each dependent if you wish to bring your family with you.