Australia
   

Studying in Australia offers international students more than academic achievement and a globally recognized qualification.  It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience through which a student can develop independence, maturity, an understanding of other cultures, and the ability to see issues from different perspectives. 

Study in Australia better prepares a student to work in today’s global marketplace. This is why several foreign companies recruit directly from Australian universities and vocational institutes.  Many international organizations and companies employ overseas students with Australian qualifications because their exposure to the outside world gives them greater independence and maturity.  With international trade barriers, disappearing, great opportunities exist for those with the skills, experience and knowledge to seize them.


In Australia, international students can gain this experience in a safe, friendly environment and at an affordable cost.
A Australia is the third most popular study destination in the English-speaking world, with more than 200,000 international students in Australian institutions across all education sectors: higher education, vocational education and training, English language colleges, and schools. 


 There are universities in all major Australian cities and throughout regional areas of the country ranging in size from around 3,000 students to 50,000 students. About 20 percent of students enrolled in Australian universities are from overseas. 

MANY INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ALSO STUDY IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING COLLEGES AND INSTITUTES ACROSS AUSTRALIA.  THESE INSTITUTES OFFER QUALIFICATIONS THAT RECOGNISED IN THE WORKPLAC

 

FAQ’s for Australia Visa

1. How can I find out what kind of visa to apply for?

The category of visa you apply for depends on the purpose of your visit.  You can contact a CCA/CIVC office near to your city.  to assist you with determining which visa category to apply for and the requirements for that category of visa.


2. Should I purchase my airline ticket before traveling?

You should not purchase non-refundable tickets or accommodation prior to the grant of a visa. Any such purchases are the sole responsibility of the visa applicant. The Department of Immigration and Citizenship recommends that you lodge your visa application well ahead of your proposed travel date and finalize travel arrangements after visa issue.


3. What is the processing time for visa applications?

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that an application is complete and accompanied by full and relevant information. An incomplete application form and/or the absence of required or relevant information may result in delays in processing or in the application being refused.


4. What documents are required with a visa application?

The documents required with a visa application are specific to the visa category under which you wish to apply or contact a CCA/CIVC office near to your city.. An incomplete application form and/or the absence of required or relevant information and documents may result in delays in processing or in the application being refused.

5. What is the role of VFS?

VFS Global Services Pvt Ltd (VFS) is the Service Delivery Partner (SDP) for the Australian Government’s Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC), in India and Nepal.
The role of VFS is to accept visa applications and to dispatch passports and documents back to clients, on behalf of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship.
VFS does not play any part in or influence the outcome of your visa application. If a VFS employee claims to be able to influence your visa application, you should inform the Australian High Commission, New Delhi immediately.


6. Which visa applications can I lodge with VFS?

Visitor visas, student visas, spouse migration visas, child migration visas, temporary business short stay visas and certain business long stay visas.
Categories that are not accepted by VFS in India and Nepal include Applications for Australian Citizenship, Humanitarian and Refugee visas, Skilled Migration visas, Parent Migration visas, Sponsored Visitor visas, Entertainment visas, Working Holiday Visas and Temporary Business Long Stay Visas, where the sponsoring business is in Australia.


7. Where can I apply for an application for Australian Citizenship in India and Nepal?

Applications for Australian Citizenship may be lodged at the Australian High Commission in New Delhi. VFS does not accept applications for Australian Citizenship


8. Do I need an appointment to lodge my application with VFS?

Individual clients do not require a prior appointment to lodge their application at VFS Australia Visa Application Centers.

9. What is required for a valid visa application?

To make a valid visa application, clients must:
· Submit the correct visa application form;
· Pay the correct visa application fee, as applicable (Visa Fees and VFS Service Charges)
Clients should also provide all required documents and relevant information; together with the application Incomplete applications may take longer to process and may result in visa refusal contact a CCA/CIVC office near to your city.


10. How do I pay?

Clients are required to pay a Visa Application Charge (Visa fee), and a VFS service charge.
Visa Fee
The visa fee is only payable in INR (Indian Rupees) by demand draft favouring the "Australian High Commission", payable at New Delhi. Alternate payment options are available at VFS centres (only in India) for payment of visa fees through cash, at a service charge of Rs. 56 (inclusive of service tax) per application.

11. Can I pay the Visa fee in Australian Dollars (AUD) at VFS?

No. The Visa fee can only be paid in INR (Indian Rupees) at VFS Visa Application Centres, if you are paying in India or Nepal. or contact a CCA/CIVC office near to your city.
 
12. Can I undertake medical examinations before lodging the application?

Yes. If you are required to undertake a medical examination as part of the visa process, we encourage you to do your medical examination before lodging your visa application so that you can submit your passport with your application.
You must take your passport and completed forms to a panel doctor to undertake the medical examinations. or contact a CCA/CIVC office near to your city.

 

13. How will my passport be returned to me?

Passports can either be couriered to clients or collected from the VFS counter.
Counter Collection
The counter collection facility is only available for applications lodged at Delhi and Kathmandu.
For applications lodged at the Kathmandu Visa Application Centre, clients only have the option to collect their passports from the counter as the courier service is not available for these applications.
Clients collecting their passports at the counter need to show ID proof to VFS staff at the time of collection of documents and passports.
India: passports can be couriered through Blue Dart Express Ltd, to the address provided by the client at the time of application lodgment..
Note: Passports cannot be returned by speed/registered post or couriered to a Post Office box.


14. What is a Visitor?

An e Visitor is an electronically stored authority for visits to Australia for tourism or business purposes for up to three months. E-Visitor facility is available to passport holders from the European Union and a number of other European countries, who are outside Australia.
e-Visitor holders can enter Australia multiple times over a twelve month period, from the date of grant of visa,  for a stay of up to three months on each occasion.


15. I have got a new Passport but have a valid Australian visa on my old passport. Can I travel?

Yes, you can travel with a valid Australian visa on your old passport by carrying both the old and new passport together.

 


















   
 

While at CIVC was doing my nanny course I worked part time as a librarian, this on campus job helped me a lot to complete my course. Up the CIVC flag now I am living happily in Australia with my spouse.

-HARVINDER DHALIWAL

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