Paper File Lodgement

VFS Global Services Pvt Ltd is a commercial company working in partnership with the Commonwealth of Australia to provide Australian visa application services in India and Nepal. The Visa Application Centers in India and Nepal collects applications and forward it to Australian high commission New Delhi.

Students from India lodge student visa application either under SVP or general category under AL 3-4. Once lodged the visa officer will assess the visa file. Medicals are to be done only when the visa officer asks to do so. Student may be called for video conference interview or through telephonic interview.

Label free visa processing

From 01 October 2012, Australian high commission, New Delhi as a part of the Australian government’s global program has introduced visa label – free travel arrangements across India, Nepal and Bhutan. Applicants will no be required to submit their passport with their visa application. Instead they will be required to submit a notarized copy of each used page of their passport.

On visa grant, the visa holder will be issued with a visa grant letter that will explain the conditions of the visa including period of validity and entry requirements. The visa grant letter is not necessary to facilitate travel but it is strongly recommended to carry their visa grant letter with them when traveling as it will provide them with easy to understand information about the conditions of the visa, information which was not always easy to find on Australian visa labels.

Streamlined Visa Processing (SVP)

From 24 March 2012 the Australian Government introduced Streamlined Visa Processing (SVP) arrangements under Knight’s Review, for international students applying with a Confirmation of Enrolment for Bachelor, Masters or Doctoral degree courses at a participating university. Eligible applicants will be assessed under lower migration risk (similar to the current AL 1), regardless of their country of origin.

Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE)

From 5 November 2011 Genuine Temporary Entrant was introduced for students who wish to study in Australia. A genuine student is a student who intends to obtain a successful educational outcome and has the language, educational and financial background to have a reasonable chance of achieving this educational outcome. Factors considered under to be a genuine applicant for entry and study as a student include: English language proficiency; financial capacity; prerequisite schooling; age requirements; and intention to comply with visa conditions. This requirement indicates an individual’s intention for a temporary stay in Australia. For a student visa to be granted, a student must be a GTE.

Documents Required

  1. Notarized photocopy of passport
  2. Forms required
  3. Letter of Offer / eCOE
  4. Visa Application Fees
  5. Passport size Photographs
  6. Academic documents
  7. Work-experience (if applicable) - from present and previous employers providing their contact details. Applicants are also required to submit a Statement of purpose giving details of why they opted to study this course in Australia
  8. Financial requirements
  9. Financial Criteria for Australian Student Visas - India
  10. Financial matrix
  11. English requirements for student visa

Please contact us at Take Off Educational Consultants personally for further assistance on the above and Visa Procedure.