Step by Step: Visa Renewal

Know everything about the visa renewal process

Many students have the desire to renew their visas while they are studying and working in Australia.

That’s why we gathered the step by step of this process for you to be prepared.

Have a look at the guide below!

1. REQUIREMENTS FOR THE NEW VISA APPLICATION

The requirements for the new visa application are:

  • Valid passport
  • Copy of your current visa
  • Certificate of conclusion from your previous course
  • Current OSHC

Ideally, you can apply for a new visa 2 to 3 months before your current visa expires.

2. PROCESS OF THE VISA RENEWAL

First of all, you need to choose the course and school that you want to study during your new visa and according to your objectives.

You can decide to continue studying General English, doing a VET (Vocational Education Training) course, or maybe a Bachelor or Master Degree in your professional area.

All of this will impact the costs of the renewal visa process. Besides, it is important to enhance that some institutions require a certain level of English for you to be able to study.

After choosing the school and being offered a CoE (Confirmation Of Enrolment), you will need to write an intention letter (Genuine Temporary Entrant) detailing your educational goals as an international student.

In some cases, it is necessary to provide bank statements, translated documents, among others.

The most important part is to gather all the documents prior to the period of application.

3. COSTS OF THE RENEWAL VISA PROCESS

Basically, the costs are going to be:

  • Visa Fee
  • Initial school deposit
  • OSHC (this will vary according to the period of your new visa)
  • Medical Examination Fee (you will have to make the medical examinations if your previous exams were made longer than a year ago).

4. VISA PROCESSING TIME

According to the Department of Home Affairs, the average time is 40 days to process the new visa.

However, it doesn’t have a specific period of time and you will be noticed once the visa is granted.

Also, the Immigration Department may request extra documents in some cases.

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Our team at Connection Australia is always ready to help you throughout the process before and after arriving in the land of kangaroos. If you have any questions or concerns, get in touch with us here.

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