Subclass 500 visa – a visa for study that may bring further opportunities for international students in Australia
Subclass 500 visa is among the most common options for people who are seeking education in Australia. How to prepare and successfully apply for this visa? Let’s read on to get advice from our qualified and experienced consultant.
What is a Student visa – Subclass 500?
A Student visa – Subclass 500 is a visa that allows you to come to Australia for study. This visa can facilitate you for obtaining skills, work experience and employment after completing an eligible course in Australia.
The benefits of a Subclass 500 visa
Subclass 500 holders will be entitled the following benefits:
|To stay in Australia within your Subclass 500 visa validity.
|Study and work
The requirements of a Subclass 500 Student visa
|English language competency
|Must meet the suitable English requirement for the course.
|Be able to pay for your expenses in Australia.
|Must hold Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).
|Health and character requirements
|Must meet the health and character requirements.
You may be allowed to enroll in an English course first to meet the English requirement before entering the main course. Contact our professional migration expert for further advice according to your circumstances.
The cost of a Subclass 500 visa
|For the main applicants
|For the additional applicants
Note: The visa 500 fee listed above does not include a 1.4% surcharge.
In addition, you need to pay other fees for health examination, biometrics collection and police clearance checks.
Note that you will not get any refund if your visa application is refused.
Steps to apply for Australian Student visa
- Step 1: Check if you meet visa 500 requirements.
- Step 2: Choose university/ college/ school and major to study.
- Step 3: Prepare the documents to apply for the course.
- Step 4: Receive an Offer Letter from the school.
- Step 5: Pay the tuition fee and receive a Confirm of Enrolment (CoE).
- Step 6: Prepare the documents and apply for the Subclass 500.
- Step 7: Provide additional documents (if required).
- Step 8: Receive Subclass 500.
Contact VEM to be well-prepared for your visa application. Our qualified education and migration consultant (QEAC: K580; MARN: 1577877) will assist you for the whole process of your application.
Processing times of Subclass 500 visa
|50% of applications is processed within
|90% of applications is processed within
|Foreign Affairs or Defence Sector
|Postgraduate Research Sector
Less than 1 day
|Independent ELICOS Sector
|Vocational Education and Training Sector
|Higher Education Sector
Visa 500 processing time could be longer than the time frame if your application is not logged properly. Contact VEM for assistance.
Required documents for Subclass 500 visa application
|GTE – Genuine Temporary Entrant
You can apply for the visa yourself, but it is recommended that you should use visa services provided by a registered migration agent.
VEM, with more than 12 years of experience in the migration field, had helped many clients to be granted visa 500. We’d supported Mr. Son Tung successfully got a Student visa and accompanied him along his migration pathway.
Contact VEM to be well-prepared for your visa application. Our qualified consultant – Mr. Peter Cao, a registered migration agent (MARN: 1577877), will assist you for the whole process of your application.
Frequently asked questions
You can be onshore or offshore when applying for a Student visa.
Yes if they meet the requirements of visa dependents.
- Foreign Affairs or Defence Sector
- Postgraduate Research Sector
- Non-Award Sector
- Schools Sector
- Independent ELICOS Sector
- Vocational Education and Training Sector
- Higher Education Sector.
After completing your study, you may be eligible to apply for a Subclass 485, 189, 190, 491, etc.
In order to get the best outcome of your visa application and further advice on your visa pathways, contact VEM for further assistance. Our registered migration agent (MARN: 1577877) will legally advise and help your visa application well-prepared for the best possible outcome.
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