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In order to study in Australia, you will need to obtain an Australian student visa. You must be able to prove to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) that you meet the following key Australian student visa requirements:Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirementFinancial requirementsEnglish proficiency requirementsHealth and character requirementsYou’ll need to complete an Australian student visa application form, pay the visa application fee, and perhaps attend an interview. Read on for more detail on what all of this involves.What is a Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE)?Introduced in November 2011, the Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirement states that the visa applicant must be able to demonstrate a genuine intention to stay in Australia temporarily for the purpose of study, or to accompany a student as a dependent (i.e. spouse or child) or as a guardian. The decision-makers at the DIBP will consider the following factors:The circumstances in your home countryThe potential circumstances for you in AustraliaThe value of your chosen course to your futureYour immigration historyAny other relevant mattersIn order to determine whether you are meet the GTE requirement, you may be asked to attend an interview at your nearest Australian embassy or consulate. Some applicants will only need to fill in a visa application form.Completing an Australian student visa application formAustralian student visas were previously categorized in different types depending on the study level, but on 1 July 2016 this was simplified so now all international students apply for the Student Visa (Subclass 500), which you must apply for online. The changes also mean that students are no longer assigned an immigration risk assessment level, as the same framework applies to all students.Before applying for a visa, you will need to obtain a Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) or a Letter of Offer confirming that you have been accepted into a course registered under the Commonwealth Register of Institutions of Courses (CRICOS). The COE will be in the form of an online code that you will need to enter into the appropriate section in the online visa application. You may also need to pay a deposit towards your tuition fees.You will be able to change course afterwards to one of the same or a higher study level, but you’ll need to apply for a new visa if you’re changing course to a lower level on the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) or a non-AQF level course (unless changing from a PhD to a master’s). Students may also package their studies by studying two or more courses on their Student Visa (Subclass 500), where there is clear progression from one course to another.Australian student visa requirementsWhen completing your online visa application form, you will need to provide evidence of the following according to the Australian student visa requirements:Financial requirements: Evidence of sufficient funds to cover tuition, travel and living costs. From July 2016, the amount you need to prove you have for living costs (separate from tuition and travel) is set at AU$19,830 (~US$15,170) for a year. If you have dependents (such as a spouse and children), you will also need to show evidence of being able to cover living costs for them, including school fees. Alternatively, you can show evidence that your spouse or parents are willing to support you and that they earn at least AU$60,000 (~US$45,850) a year.English proficiency requirement: If you’re not from an English-speaking country (and haven’t completed at least five years’ study in an English-speaking country) you’ll need to prove you can speak English to the required level. The DIBP website lists eligible tests, with possibilities being the IELTS, TOEFL iBT, Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic, and Cambridge Advanced English (CAE). The score you will need will depend on whether you are starting a full degree, doing a foundation course, or enrolling on a preliminary English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS).Health requirements: Some students may be asked to take a medical and/or a radiological check-up to show they are in good health (this applies, for example, to those who intend to train as a doctor, dentist or nurse). If told to do so, you must attend an appointment with a doctor who has been approved by the Australian immigration department.Except those from Belgium or Norway, all students are obliged to purchase Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). You may purchase this cover through your university, or directly from one of the five approved providers: Australian Health Management, BUPA Australia, Medibank Private, Allianz Global Assistance and nib OSHC. The cost of this health insurance cover will vary depending on the provider and how long you purchase cover for. Students from Sweden who have purchased health insurance through CSN International or Kammarkollegiet will not need to purchase OSHC. Belgian and Norweigan students are also not required to purchase OSHC as part of their visa requirements.Character requirements: Australian student visa requirements stipulate that you must be of good character to enter Australia. This includes a criminal record check, to make sure you don’t have a substantial criminal record. You may also need to acquire a penal clearance certificate (or police certificate) or get a police statement, and may be asked to complete a Character Statutory Declaration Form.Australian student visa documentsThe DIBP website has a document checklist feature that will provide you with a list of documents required for your specific circumstances. Typically, students must submit the following:Completed Australian student visa application form (157A)Paid visa application fee – currently AU$550 (~US$420 in most casesCopy of passport biodata page (some students may be asked to physically provide their passport)Certificate of Enrolment or Letter of OfferEvidence of sufficient fundsEvidence of health insurance coverEnglish proficiency test resultsCriminal record check resultsFour recent passport-sized photographsAfter you have assembled and scanned your supporting documents, you’ll need to create an account and apply with the online ‘ImmiAccount’ application system.Most visa applications take four weeks to process. If you study in Australia for a course that is longer than 10 months and finishes at the end of an Australian academic year (usually mid-December) your visa will usually be valid until 15 March the following year. If your course is longer than 10 months and finishes in January to October, your visa will usually be valid for two months following the completion of your course.Under some circumstances, it may be possible to apply for a further visa at the end of your course (consult the DIBP website for more details).Using your student visaYou can enter Australia on your student visa up to 90 days before your course starts. Within seven days of arrival, you must inform your education provider of your resident address, and also inform them within seven days if you change address.While on a student visa, you may work up to 40 hours per fortnight during term time, and full-time in the holidays. The visa is automatically issued with permission to work, although you are not allowed to begin working until your course has started, and should not rely on work in order to support yourself or your family while in Australia. If you’re studying a master’s by research or a PhD you do not have any work restrictions. Keep in mind that any work required as part of your course is not included in the limit. Voluntary/unpaid work is not included in the 40 hour limit if it is genuinely voluntary, for a non-profit organization and for the benefit of the community.While in possession of a student visa, you have certain obligations to fulfil: you must remain enrolled in a CRICOS-registered course, attend classes regularly, make satisfactory course progress and maintain OSHC health insurance. There are also certain visa conditions you and your dependents must comply with; breaching a visa condition may result in the cancellation of your visa.* This article was originally published in February 2014. It was last updated in November 2016 to reflect changes to Australian student visa policies.
Australia Study Visa
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Documents required for New Zealand Student VisaBy: Tenzin PemaUpdated On: 28 Nov 2016 05:40 PM ISTDocuments required for New Zealand Student visaDocuments required for New Zealand Student visa – Backed by strong international rankings and world-class education, New Zealand has proved itself to be the emerging study abroad destination. If you are planning to study in the country, then you might as well start early to avoid any delays. The New Zealand student visa application process can be a deal breaker, unless you know what documents you need to get your hands on for the student visa and how the process works. This article briefs about documents required for New Zealand student visa and key information pertaining to it. Before we discuss the documents required for New Zealand student visa, here is a lowdown of eligibility and features of the student visa. Types of New Zealand student visa: Fee Paying Student VisaIf you are from overseas, you can apply for full-time student visa in New Zealand. You’ll need to pay the full cost of your courses and enroll with an approved education provider. New Zealand student visa: EligibilityTo be eligible for the New Zealand student visa, you must:have been accepted into a course at an education institute approved by the Ministry of Education or New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).have NZD$1,250 for each month if duration of your course is less than 9 monthshave NZD$15,000 for each year if your programme duration is longer than 9 monthsNew Zealand student visa features: Fee Paying Student VisaStudents should be studying full-time at the course stated on your visa – this includes schools, tertiary (study after secondary school) and English language study.International students can work part-time up to 20 hours a week while studying or full-time in the holidays, depending on their New Zealand student visa conditions.You can apply for this visa if you’re a distance learning or correspondence student and you need to visit your New Zealand education provider for any reason to do with your education, eg to do practical study or sit for examsIf you want to bring your partner or children with you, they can apply for visas based on their relationship to you.Student Visa for New Zealand is normally for the same length of time as the study you’ve paid for.New Zealand student visa features: Visa conditionsYou must apply for entry permission when you arrive in New Zealand. You can do this by completing an arrival card. You can be refused entry permission if:you don’t meet the character requirements set by the immigration departmentyour circumstances have changed since you were granted a visayou refuse to let the immigration department take your photo or to provide them with your fingerprints or an iris scan, if asked you’re unable to provide evidence of any onward travel or funds required by the conditions of your New Zealand student visa.Documents required for New Zealand student visa: Check the list of documents required to apply for New Zealand visa 1. Identity- Evidence of your identity. Attach a copy of your passport. Also include a certified copy of your birth certificate, national identity card or driver's licence.2. Evidence of intended study- Evidence of your intended study must be provided to make a valid application.3. Health insurance- You must maintain your medical and travel insurance policy while you're studying in New Zealand, from the time you enroll until your student visa expires.4. Funds or sponsorship- You must have enough money held in New Zealand to support yourself for the length of your visa. If you’re sponsored, your sponsor must:ensure your needs for maintenance are met while you’re in New Zealandpay any costs if the immigration department asks you to leave New Zealand.If you have a guarantor, your guarantor must ensure your need for maintenance is met while you’re in New Zealand. If your student visa label or letter doesn’t say ‘Financial evidence not required’ or ‘The holder of this student visa is sponsored’, the immigration department may ask for evidence of funds when you arrive in New Zealand. 5. Health- Depending on where you're from and how long you want to stay in NZ, you may need to provide health certificates with your application. If you are going to be in NZ between 6 and 12 monthsA chest x-ray certificate (form number INZ 1096) is required if you are from or have spent more than three months in any country, which is not in the list of countries with a low incidence of tuberculosis. If you are going to be in NZ longer than 12 monthsYou will need to provide:-a general medical certificate (form INZ 1007)-a chest x-ray certificate (form INZ 1096).6. Character certificate- It is one of the important documents that will decide whether you will be offered the New Zealand student visa or not. If you plan to study here for more than two years, you have to submit a police certificate, which states you have no criminal record in the past. 7. Employment history- You can share your previous job details, if you have any prior work experience. The best way to do is to attach your latest rÃ©sumÃ©. 8. English proficiency- Before entering New Zealand, you must prove you understand and speak English fluently. You have to submit English proficiency test scores of either IELTS or TOEFL, depending on the requirement of university. Working on New Zealand student visa This is probably one of the best reasons to study in New Zealand, where you may be allowed to take up part-time jobs up to 20 hours a week and full time during holidays. Part-time work (tertiary students):You can work up to 20 hours a week if you are pursuing full-time program for any of the following:for minimum two yearsfor minimum 1 year (foundation programme at level 4)Full-time work (tertiary students)You may be able to work full-time:in case you have long breaks during your semester and if your program is worth more than 120 creditsPhD and Masters by research studentsPhD and masters by research students have access to complete work hours depending on their job for they do not have any work hours limitations. What to do after you have applied?If you have applied for New Zealand student visa, visitor or work visa application via Immigration online portal, then you can check your application by logging into your RealME account. You can check the status of your application and will be notified of any changes or additional document is required. After you apply, the immigration department might ask you to:1. attend an interview2. provide additional information like birth certificate, finger prints3. provide other pictures or documents New Zealand student visa processing timeMost of the shorter duration visa applications are processed within the times explained below in the table. However, they can take little longer in case the immigration department requires more documents from you. .Stay tuned to www.dreamdestinatinaldh.com for more news and updates on New Zealand
New Zealand Study Visa
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QUICK FACTS ABOUT CANADA* One of the top destinations for overseas study for Indian students* High Academic standards and affordable education* High Tech campuses with multicultural diversity* Co-op programs give students the opportunity to use what they've learned in the classroom during a paid work period* Opportunity of Post study work in Canada for up to three years following the completion of the program.* Easy to become a Permanent Resident.CANDA STUDENT VISA GUIDECanada continues to attract a steady volume of students from India. While getting admission to Top Universities in Canada continues to require excellent academic score, the permission to study is validated by means of a Study Permit. If you wish to take academic, professional or vocational training at a university, college or other educational institution in Canada, you will need a study permit before you enter Canada. This study permit is issued to students when they arrive in Canada. However, to get there, a student must first apply for a Temporary Resident Visa which is provided by the Canadian High Commission and facilitated by the Visa Application Centers. Dream Destination Abroad Services are the designated VACs for Canadian Visa. What is the Visa Fee for Canada?Study permit for Canada costs CAD$ 150, which is roughly equivalent to INR 7,400 (as shared on the CIC Website) as per current exchange rate. Since the exchange rate keeps changing, we would advise you to check the same at the time of your visa application.Canadian Visa Applications are available both online and offline. As such, the visa processing fees can be made both online (by means of a credit card) or offline (by means of demand draft if paying at the High Commission of Canada) or by cash at the VAC. This fee must be paid when the application is submitted or a fee receipt of online payment provided. The Demand Draft required is to be drawn out in favor of High Commission of Canada in Indian rupees. VACs accept only Cash Payments. Also, the visa fee mentioned does not include the VAC service charges. You would have to pay the additional service charges as applicable for your region. Also, A receipt will be issued for each payment received. Please keep the receipt as proof of payment. Which Documents are required for Canadian Visa?You should apply for the student visa after you get the college acceptance letter. You should begin with the visa process around June if aiming at the September intake. Following are the documents needed to apply.1. Valid PassportYou would need a Valid Passport to be able to apply for a Study Permit. As of the Canadian High Commission, it is important that you have a passport which validity that extends to cover the intended stay in Canada. For instance, if you plan to travel to Canada in September 2016 for a two-year course, your passport should be valid until at least September 2018.2. Proof of Acceptance by a Designated Learning InstitutionYou would need the acceptance letter from the university/ institute you are planning to attend. A Designated Learning Institute is the University which is recognized by the Immigration Department. (Here’s a list for your reference). In case you are applying for Quebec, you would also need a CAQ which you would be duly notified.3. Proof of FundsAt the time of application for your Study Permit, you would have to show proof of funds. As per the present standards, you would have to prove that you would have enough funds to pay our tuition fees as well as take care of living expended. The Canadian Immigration deems a student would require at least Canadian $10,000 for every year of your stay. Apart from the above two, the student would also have to prove that he/she has enough funds for a return fair as well.Note:While filling the application form, you would have to show the proof of fees paid as well as the stipulated cost of living @ CAD 10,000.4. Passport Size PhotographsIf you have opted for offline application, you would need two passport sized photographs that conform to the given standards. For online application, you must procure a digital copy of the photograph which should not be more than 4MB. Other requirements are standard about neutral facial expression, plain background as well as no headgear (unless for religious purposes). Note:Size of the image should be at least 35 mm x 45 mmImage should be recent (not older than 6 months)5. Immigration Medical Examination (IME)Canadian Immigration requires international students from India undergo a compulsory Immigration Medical Examination from empanelled doctors. Students would have to book and appointment and visit the listed doctors for a medical examination, preferably a week before they start their Visa Application. This is to give the doctor enough time to validate and upload the necessary documents. Booking an appointment in advance with the nearest facility/ practitioner as per the list of empanelled doctors is always advised.The panel physician will perform a complete medical exam and may refer you for chest x-rays and laboratory tests. Once your exam has been completed, the physician will send the results to CIC.6. English Language Proficiency Exam ScoreThough not mandatory to have at the time of application, we strongly recommend that you have appeared for and get your English Language Proficiency Score before you start your Visa Application Process. As it is, you would have had to submit your English language proficiency score to confirm your admission to the Canadian University. TOEFL, IELTS, etc. are all acceptable.7. Statement of PurposeWhen applying for a Canadian Study Permit, you would be required to submit an essay stating the purpose of your trip to Canada and why you have chosen the particular institution. This would be prompted as an optional document in the checklist but we strongly recommend that you submit the same.8. Credit CardIn case you are making an online application, you would also require a credit card to pay the application fee. The Visa Application Fee for Canada is CAD $150. Please remember that the system only accepts credit cards and not debit cards. Also, it is not necessary that it is your credit card. You can use your parent’s cards as well, provided you have the explicit permission to do so. Apart from the above, if applying online, you would need access to a digital scanner. However, if you are applying offline, you should have true copies of all the above-mentioned documents. It is important to note that while applying online, you would be required to download a few documents, fill them, print them, sign them and then upload them. Accordingly, the availability of the scanner must be arranged. The system also allows you to upload a good quality digital image. We, however, recommend a scanner to a camera. During the personal interview, additional documents may be requested by the interviewer. These may be documents to prove evidence of academic or financial status. These may include:Transcripts, diplomas, degrees, or certificates from schools you attended Scores from tests, such as the TOEFL, SAT, GRE, or GMAT Your intent to depart from Canada upon completion of the course of study How you will pay all educational, living and travel costs How to Apply for a Canadian Visa for StudyThere are several steps to apply for a visa.Check the processing times - The visa application cycle might take anywhere from 3-4 weeks. It is advisable to go through the Canadian consulate website to know the approximate time taken to process the student visa. Please note that the time shown is not a guarantee and is just an estimate.Determine how you will apply. There are two ways to apply:(a) Apply onlineTo apply online you must have access to a scanner or camera to create electronic copies of your documents for uploading and have a valid credit card for payment. You will still be required to provide a finger scan at the regional Visa Application Centre (VAC). Remember, in the case of Online Application you need to visit the VFS offices to hand your passports and would have to provide the confirmation of form and fee payment as well. the steps would only vary in terms of documents you need to carry to the VAC.(b) Apply in personDownload the application kit and read the instruction guide. The instruction guide contains important information about study permits and instructions to help you complete your application. Read the guide carefully and use the document checklist.Fill out the Dream Destination Abroad Services Form and attach it with your application form. You need this form to get the assistance of VFS services for your visa filing process.Pay the processing fee - Note that when submitting an application via the VFS, in person or by mail, visa fees must be paid in addition to VFS Global service charges. The processing fee is non-refundable in all cases.If your spouse/common-law partner and/or children are accompanying you and you are applying for temporary resident visas, work permits or study permits for them, then you will need to pay the appropriate processing fees for them. Submit your application and supporting documents - You have to visit the nearest VFS office. Once you are there, pay the service charges and hand them your complete application to obtain a receipt. This receipt contains your unique tracking number which you will need to track the progress of your application online.In case your application is approved you will receive notification from the Government of Canada requesting for your passport. You can submit the passport and passport request letter in person or through Dream Destination Abroad Services. You would be provided with a Temporary Resident Visa and a Letter of Introduction.
Canada Study Visa
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