New 2019 Australia Student Visa changes for students from India, Nepal and Pakistan
There have been some changes for students from India, Pakistan and Nepal, which will make applying Student Visa to Australia to universities in Australia much harder than it was just a month ago.
Until last week lodging a student visa for students from these countries India, Nepal and Pakistan studying at level 1 or 2 educational institutes did not need to demonstrate their financial capacity or provide English test scores.
For example, The Department of Home Affairs has downgraded India’s assessment level to level 3, before it was a level 2, which meant India was a low risk country.
What it all means now is that these three countries are assessed as the high-risk category countries. Under the current Australian Student Visa framework the application requirements change based on the country of passport and the level of the Education provider. All the students from these higher-risk countries, who would like to study or continue their studies with an Education provider with a rating 2 or 3 would be assessed by individual merits including: financial evidence, English test results minimum 5.5 in IELTS or compatible PTE score and educational qualifications.
The requirements for different Australian visas are often changed based on the immigration risk posed by applicants from specific countries and in this case by the student applicants intending to study with education providers in Australia. There are many reasons why this would be done and some of these factors are the rate of visa cancellations, visa refusals, student visa holders applying for a protection visa or a visa holders being an illegal non-citizens, as being some of the reasons why these kinds of changes are made when applying for a Australian visa.
If you are from the high-risk country such as India, Nepal and Pakistand and find the application process to be too hard and more than you can deal with you may want to consider booking a consultation with our Senior Migration Agent, Mrs. Indah Melindasari by contacting ONE derland Consulting. We have years of experience with applying and helping people receive their student visas.
Indah Melindasari is our Principal Migration Agent who is registered with the Australian Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA) with registration number 0961448. We are regulated in our professional practice and are bound by the profession’s Code of Conduct issued by the Migration Agents Registration Authority.
We understand that applying for a Student visa to Australia from high risk countries could get very complex. Indah Melindasari and the team at ONE derland Consulting will help you to understand what you have to do and also provide the best options for applying for your visa. ONE derland consulting will take the time and compile all documents needed and guarantee that your application is 100% ready before submitting, ensuring a positive outcome for your visa application.