Australian Embassy

Processing times for Student visas

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Due to a sustained increase in applications for Student visas, it is currently taking approximately 8-9 weeks to process complete applications. Please take this into account and lodge your Student visa application well before your planned travel date.  As always, you should not purchase flights to Australia until your visa has been granted.

Please ensure that you include all information required to process your application, as processing will be delayed if we have to contact you or your agent to request further information. To ensure that you lodge a complete application, please refer to the document checklist. To locate the checklist, please scroll to the bottom of the page and look for the heading ‘document checklist tool’. As per this checklist, please make sure you include evidence of any claims that you make in your genuine temporary entrant statement, especially relating to employment and/or previous education. You should also include a copy of your current Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) and health insurance (OSHC) covering the full period of stay in Australia.

If your application is still within the above processing times, please monitor the progress of your application by logging onto IMMIaccount. Instructions for logging on to IMMIaccount are available here.


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Page Last Updated: 26 February 2018