Australia is one of the homes of prestigious universities and colleges in the world. Because of this, foreign students, including Filipinos, are encouraged and persuaded to further their studies in Australia. It is a fact that getting a visa for Australia takes quite some time and some money. It would take some time as applicants seek to acquire all the requirements and money for the fees that go along with it. Hence, it is something that applicants should really plan and prepare for months before the school year starts in Australia.
To help applicants have a checklist of their visa requirements. Below are the things that they need to have on their checklists in applying for an Australian student visa.
1. Visa application form
Before you start filling out the application form for student visas, be sure what kind of program you will be studying in the country. Applicants are assessed according to their student visa type. The following are list of students visas available in the country: Independent ELICOS (Subclass 570), Schools (Subclass 571), Vocational Education and Training (Subclass 572), Higher Education (Subclass 573), Postgraduate Research (Subclass 574), Non-award (Subclass 575), AusAID or Defence (Subclass 576).
2. Visa application fee
Applicants need to pay the processing of their visa applications. Applicants can visit https://www.immi.gov.au/fees-charges/visa-application-charges.htm to know more on the different fees.
3. Lodgment/Courier Fee
4. 4 passport size photographs
5. Valid passport
6. Confirmation of Enrollment
The CoE is really important as the visa application relies on this. What the candidate needs to do is to find a school or academic institution to enroll. Once the person pays all the fees in that school, the academic institution will be sending the Confirmation of Enrollment which is a requirement in filling out the visa application form.
7. Certificate of English Proficiency Examination
An IELTS (International English Language Testing System) certificate is an important requirement as it proves one’s fluency in the usage of the English language. Because of this requirement, there is a growing number of Filipinos who start reviewing for the IELTS in the Philippines.
8. Academic transcripts
9. Evidence of financial ability
This will prove that the individual will be able to survive in Australia financially. This includes tuition and cost of living expenses.
10. Evidence of sufficient income
For applicants, the best thing to do is to acquire the Confirmation of Enrollment from the school they are enrolling and get the require IELTS score of this academic institution.