Some International students can return to Australia in 2021.

The Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Dan Tehan has said a small number of students may be able to fly back to Australian shores as early as the end of 2021.

Nearly 130,000 international students are currently stranded overseas, according to government data.

Mr Tehan told the Indian media … Read the rest

Student visa subclass 500 Statistics for Pakistani Citizens.

Australian subclass 500 Student visa Statistics for Pakistani Citizens.

Number of Student visa subclass 500 applications lodged, granted and refused for Pakistani Nationals for the years 2015-16 to 2020-21, for both Onshore and Offshore applicants.

Onshore Subclass 500 Applications for Pakistani Citizens.

Subclass 500 Applications Lodged Onshore.

2015-16 2,861
2016-17 … Read the rest

How many Overseas Students Stay in Australia

How many Student visa holders Stay in Australia after completion?

According to page 61 of the “BR0097 Student visa and Temporary Graduate visa program report” there were 555,310 visa-holding international students in Australia at the end of June 2020. This was very similar to the 553,139 at the … Read the rest

Partner Visas Granted before Student Visa Expires

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

International Student Jailed for Tax Offence.

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

International Students to Permanent Resident in Australia

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

Australians or Foreign Students as Priority?

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

SA Suspends inbound international flights

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

Students coming to Australia – COVID.

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