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Australian Student Visa changes 1 July 2016 - SSVF

Key points of SSVF

Under the SSVF, the combined immigration risk outcomes of the student’s education provider and country of citizenship will be used to guide the level of documentary evidence that the student needs to provide with their visa application. The terminology is Regular and Streamlined: Regular will need to show evidence of English language proficiency and financial capability (12 months’ funds).

Key changes under SSVF:

People on most visas will be able to apply for a student visa onshore.
“No further stay” conditions on visas will be removed
No official limit on English studies
No official academic requirement
Visa applications will be submitted online – mandatory
Providers will be able to access DIBP visa data