Subclass 500 grants in 2020-21
Due to COVID-19, there has been a reduction in the numbers of subclass 500 (formerly 570 to 576) visas granted.
Some examples, showing 2018-19 as a pre COVID period, 2019-20 as a part COVID period and 2019-21 as a full COVID period, are … Read the rest
A few people have mentioned issues regarding getting a Partner visa before their Student Visa expires.
One such example mentioned that they were told by their agent that they can’t even apply until their Student Visa expires. I am not sure if that was an Education Agent with little knowledge … Read the rest
An international student in Australia, has received a jail sentence after the Australian Taxation Office investigated their activities.
A tip off was received from overseas about his actions.
This led to an investigation and subsequent conviction.
It would be expected that after release from jail, his continued stay in Australia … Read the rest
How many International Students gain Skilled Permanent Residency in Australia?
Many International Students have the aim to become Australian Permanent Residents.
During 2019-20, the number of these that were granted Australian Permanent Resident visas with one of the skilled visas was 9,992.
Previous years numbers were:
2018-19 grants: 8,210
2017-18 … Read the rest
Should Australia prioritise Australians or Foreign Students?
Australia’s Finance Minister Simon Birmingham said the focus had to remain on returning citizens stranded abroad.
International Education Association chief executive Phil Honeywood said that priority should be given to returning international students who through “no fault of their own” have been stranded … Read the rest
South Australia has suspended inbound international flights.
The new COVID-19 cases in South Australia, caused by an international arrival transmitting the virus to a local worker, has caused the suspension of inbound international flights.
This is expected to include the delay of the return of international students to Adelaide.
About … Read the rest
More Delays for International Students.
13 November 2020: Mr Morrison has stated that the Australian government will continue to put Australian citizens and permanent residents before other visa holders wanting to come to Australia.
This will result in further delays in bringing overseas students back into Australia.
The PM made … Read the rest
Are Overseas Students being given Priority over Interstate Students?.
With the news that 300 Overseas Students are being permitted to enter South Australia in September, but domestic students from other Australian states are still refused entry, it raises a few questions.
Federal Trade, Tourism and Investment Minister Simon Birmingham said:… Read the rest
Student Visa Grants during COVID-19.
The Australian Immigration department have stated that they have now begun to start granting visas again for some students. However, it is still stated that travel to Australia, even with a visa, may not be allowed.
This was stated at 14th August 2020:
Offshore student … Read the rest
What is the normal processing time for a Student Dependent Visa ?.
Normal processing times can vary depending on the location of the applicant, and on the numbers of applicants at any specific time.
A current notice on one Embassy website is:
Processing times for Student subsequent entrant visa applications … Read the rest