Before you start your application, you should read all the information about Student visas.See: Study in Australia
Transaction Reference Number
A Transaction Reference Number (TRN) is a unique number assigned to each online application. You will need this to:
- identify your application when you communicate with us
- check your visa entitlements.
Start an application
To start an online application you will need to login to your ImmiAccount. If you do not have an account you will prompted to create one.
You should complete your application with as much information as possible before you submit. Applications with missing information may take longer to finalise.
When completing the online application you must avoid copying and pasting bullet points, numbering, accents etc from formatted documents into the free text fields. Only use numbers 0 – 9 and letters A – Z (upper and lower case), dashes '-' and underscores '_'.
Note: Online lodgement is not available to students who could not complete their studies in Australia because of an education provider default and who wish to make a Student visa application for no fee. Please contact the nearest office of the department as soon as possible for assistance.
Education Provider's Approval to Deliver Courses is Removed
Student Visa Centres
If you are affected by an education provider default, and wish to make an online application you must pay the fee and meet the requirements for an online application.
||All Assessment Level 1 students outside Australia can apply online for their new student visa.
Important: Macau SAR and Hong Kong SAR 'Document of Identity' holders are not eligible for online lodgement outside Australia. Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR passport holders can lodge online.
Your passport country and course of study determines your assessment level. If you are not sure you are an Assessment Level 1 student you should check via the Student Visa options.
Online lodgement of Student visa applications is also available to citizens of the following countries who are residing in their country at the time of application:
Important: If your online application is lodged when you are outside Australia, you must also be outside Australia before the visa can be granted. Refunds are not available if you enter Australia on another type of visa before your online application has been decided.
- People's Republic of China
||You must hold a qualifying visa if you are currently in Australia and are applying online for your first Student visa or a further student visa.
||First Student Visa|
Student Further Stay
|Application for a Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa
||The Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa lets recent graduates of an Australian educational institution stay and work in Australia for a period of time after their studies.
Note: When starting an application, you will be asked some questions to determine if you are eligible to continue. If the system indicates you are not eligible to apply online, you will need to post or courier a 'paper' application to the department.
|Application for a Temporary Graduate Visa|
To complete an application you may
be required to attach supporting documentation. Please check the relevant document checklist for the subclass you are applying for.
See: Guidelines on attaching documents to an online visa application
Track and manage an online application
|Continue a saved application
Check progress of an application
|You will need to login to your ImmiAccount. If you do not have an account you will need to create one to access most online services.
|Login to ImmiAccount |
Note: If you submitted your application before 6 December 2013 you will need to import the application into your ImmiAccount. Unfortunately applications that were started (but not submitted) before this date cannot be retrieved.
Before you ask for additional help about this visa, you should read all the available web content and the visa information form.
Student Visa FAQ
If you have read all of the available information, and you still require help, contact us with your enquiry.See: Help and Support