Student eVisa Deed of Agreement
On 20 August 2009, the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Senator Chris Evans, announced a series of enhanced integrity measures for high risk segments of the Student visa program. One of the measures announced was a review of access to the offshore Assessment Level 2-4 Student eVisa lodgement facility.
Analysis of the caseload showed serious deficiencies in offshore Assessment Level 2-4 Student visa applications being lodged electronically and that the goals of the Student visa program were not being met, threatening the integrity and viability of the Student eVisa lodgement facility.
In order to address these deficiencies, the department has developed a new Deed of Agreement which all agents who want to have access to the facility will be required to sign.
The Student eVisa Deed of Agreement and its attachments detail responsibilities and requirements that must be met by both registered migration agents in Australia and education agents operating in one of the four countries with access to the Offshore Student Assessment Level 2-4 eVisa lodgement facility.
The Deed of Agreement and relevant attachments is attached below for the information of agents.
Student eVisa Deed of Agreement (154KB PDF file)
Attachment A - Minimum requirements for accessing and using the Assessment Level 2-4 eVisa Facility (36K 28KB PDF file)
Attachment B - Agency Performance Review procedures for the Assessment Level 2-4 eVisa Facility (25K 25KB PDF file)
Attachment C - Code of Conduct for Agencies and Registered Users
(63K 63KB PDF file)
Attachment D - Sanctions for unauthorised use or misuse of the Assessment Level 2-4 eVisa Facility (32K 32KB PDF file)
Registered migration agents operating in Australia seeking instructions on how to re-register or apply for access to the offshore Student eVisa facility.
See: eVisa access in Australia
Education agents and registered migration agents operating solely outside Australia with access to the eVisa facility information on how to apply for eVisa access.
See: Student eVisa Access for Education Agents and Registered Migration Agents Operating from Outside Australia