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
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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.

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Bridging Visa from Student to Partner Visa

Using a Bridging Visa between a Student Visa and a Partner Visa.

Some Student Visa holders, such as the subclass 500 visa holders, end up in a relationship with someone in Australia, and decide to apply for a Partner visa.

Some people, in a relationship with someone in Australia, … Read the rest

Student Visa Financial Requirements

Student visa applicants must have sufficient funds to live in Australia without needing to work.

In 2019, the Department of Home Affairs increased the annual expenses to $21,041 that a single applicant is required to demonstrate the evidence of, in addition to the course fee, in order to satisfy the … Read the rest

Almost 18,000 Student Visas Cancelled in 2018-19

17,819 Student Visas were cancelled in 2018-19.

17,819 overseas students were stripped of their visas in 2018-2019, the most common nationality was Chinese.

  • 4,686 Chinese students lost their visas.
  • 1,503 South Korean students lost their visas.
  • 1,157 Indian students lost their visas.
  • 1,107 Malaysian students lost their visas.
  • 914 Brazilian
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Subclass 500 subsequent entrant visa processing times

500 subsequent entrant (500se) visa grant processing times.

Subclass 500 subsequent entrant (student dependent visa) processing times are currently about 10 to 12 months for many people.

This is quite an increase from the 4 to 6 months that was more common in 2017-18.


  • In 2017-18 there were 52,156
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Australian Student Visa Processing Times October 2019

Student visa (subclass 500) Processing Times October 2019.

The Australian Student visa (subclass 500) has a few different streams, and each stream has different average processing times.

Processing times can be a very individual thing, with some some causes for delay being down to security checks and validating other information … Read the rest

Student Visa Grant Rates 2018

Australian Student Visa Grant Rates 2018.

Student Visa Application and Grant numbers.

For the first 6 months of the 2018-19 program year to 31 December 2018, there were:

220,753 student visa applications lodged.
185,447 student visas granted.

The lowest Grant Rate was for the ‘Vocational Education and Training Sector’, applied … Read the rest

Australian Student visa (Subclass 500) Rejection Reasons

Rejection Reasons for Australian Student visa Subclass 500.

Not all Student Visa applications are accepted, and according to the AAT, the most common reason for a refusal appears to be that the Department of Home Affairs believes that the applicant did not genuinely intend to stay temporarily in Australia.

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