Simplified Student Visa Framework (SSVF)
Simplified Student Visa Framework (SSVF) was implemented by Australian Government from 01 July 2016. SSVF was introduced to support Australia's education services sector. It will simplify subclasses for visa and bring it down to 2 instead of eight. It is an effort made to create single and simplified immigration risk framework for all international students. The introduction of SSVF will enhance impartiality and provide backing to a surrounding where high quality and low risk providers can flourish.
Why has SVP changed to SSVF?
The SVP was complex with all its subclasses, assessment level framework and visa processing arrangements. According to the Australian Government, “The SSVF has been designed to make the process of applying for a student visa simpler to navigate for genuine students, deliver a more targeted approach to immigration integrity and reduce red tape for business”.
What are the most significant changes in SSVF?
- The reduction in visa subclass. Earlier there were 8 subclasses and in SSVF there are only 2 subclasses. These being : Student Visa (subclass 500) and Student Guardian Visa (subclass 590).
- International students will apply for a single Student visa (subclass 500), regardless of their chosen course of study.
- For lodgement of visa application, one will have to create an online account on ImmiAccount. All students and guardians will be required to lodge their visa application online.
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.
- Notarized photocopy of passport
- Forms required
- Letter of Offer / eCOE
- Visa Application Fees
- Passport size Photographs
- Academic documents
- 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
- Financial requirements
- Financial Criteria for Australian Student Visas - India
- Financial matrix
- English requirements for student visa
Please contact us at Take Off Educational Consultants personally for further assistance on the above and Visa Procedure.
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.