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Visa applications

Need to apply for a visa? We’ve got you covered.

Sometimes applying for visas can feel like a difficult process, but our team is here to make sure you have access to all the correct information. 

When should you apply for your student visa?

You can generally begin your student visa application once you receive confirmation of your enrolment in your chosen school or university. It’s best to apply as early as possible, regardless of when your program is due to start, as visa processing times can vary.

How do you apply for a student visa?

There are several steps to apply for a student visa. The order of these steps and how you complete them may vary according to where you are planning to study.

Most students will require evidence of:

  • Proof of enrolment in a recognised educational institution
  • Proof of your capacity to cover the cost of air fares, course tuition fees and living costs for you (and your family members) for the duration of your stay.
  • A passport valid for at least six months beyond your period of stay.
  • You may also be required to show evidence of your English language proficiency and undertake health examinations and/or police checks.

How can IDP help with visa applications?

Your IDP counsellor can provide you information about what documents you will need to provide.

All documents need to be scanned and certified and certified translations may be required. Your IDP counsellor can help with translation services.

As visa requirements can change quickly, IDP can ensure you have access to official websites and can make sure you have the latest applications forms. To reduce the hassle, we can also help with translating and couriering your documents.

The processes and requirements that international students must meet to be eligible for a student visa differ from country-to-country, so it is really important to stay up to date with latest information.

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