Student Visa Online Applications
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See: Planned System Maintenance and Technical Issues
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Before you continue, you should read all the information about Student visas.
See: Student Visa Options
Online applications can be made using a computer with an Internet connection.
To apply online, your browser must support 128 bit encryption. You can check your browser if you experience problems connecting to these services.
See: Online Services - Browser Requirements
You are encouraged to complete your application with as much information as possible at time of lodgement. Applications with missing information may take longer to finalise.
Important: 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.
|Outside Australia||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:
Student Visa Options
If you are currently in Australia and are applying for your first Student visa or a further student visa.
If you were granted a Student visa before 26 April 2008 and have not yet applied for Permission to Work.
|First Student Visa
Student Further Stay
Permission to Work
|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 or Skilled Regional Visa|
|Outside Australia||You will need to use your Saved Application ID and password.
||Continue a Saved Application|
|In Australia||Continue a Saved Application|
|Outside or in Australia||
You will need to use your Transaction Reference Number (TRN).
If you are experiencing difficulty within the application, most fields have help information that can be accessed by clicking on the symbol.
Before you ask for additional help about this visa, you should read all the available web content and the visa information form.
See: Student Visa FAQ
If the help within the application does not meet your needs, including processing enquiries from education agents about the Assessment Level 2-4 online lodgement, contact the department.
See: Student Visa Centres