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The Simplified Student Visa Framework explained

SSVF Jul 1 2016 

Australia's simplified student visa framework (SSVF) came into effect on July 1st 2016. The following changes were introduced:

  • international students will apply for a single Student visa (subclass 500), regardless of their chosen course of study
  • student guardians will apply for the new Student Guardian visa (subclass 590)
  • all students and student guardians will generally be required to lodge their visa application online by creating an account in ImmiAccount
  • A new Student Document Checklist Tool on the DIBP website will allow students to check their financial and English language evidentiary requirements before applying for their visa. It will list all countries and all providers by their trading name and CRICOS code.

The SSVF is designed to make the process of applying for a student visa simpler to navigate - and without paper!

For more detailed information on the changes go to

Simplified Student Visa framework

Last updated: Monday, 11 July 2016 2:34:03 PM

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