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New legislative Instruments

New legislative Instruments have been issued to accompany the new Student Visa framework which commences on 1 July 2016.

 

The new simplified international student visa framework can be found in Schedule 4 of the Migration Legislation Amendment 2016 (2016 Measures No1) Regulation 2016 [F2016L005523].

This can also be found in MIA Notice 30 of 15 April 2016,

The new framework has two visas: Subclass 500 (Student) and Subclass 590 (Student Guardian).

There is a new Schedule 1 (Item 1222) Student (Temporary) (Class TU) and new Schedule 2 for Subclass 500 (Student) and Subclass 590 (Student Guardian).

 

The following legislative Instruments have been released:

  • Subsequent temporary entry charge
  • Education provider default - applicants not required to pay first instalment
  • Visa holders precluded from applying for student visas onshore
  • Forms, place and manner of applying for Student and Student Guardian visas
  • Demonstrate evidence of financial capacity for Student and Student Guardian visas
  • Relevant English language tests, scores and exemptions
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