Recently, Australia has promulgated a new visa policy, some visa thresholds have been lowered, including the age of studying abroad, guarantee money, etc., while emphasizing the authenticity of visa application materials, and putting forward higher requirements on the integrity of applicants.

[Relax the age of studying abroad and share educational resources]

What is more noticeable about the Australian visa policy adjustment is that it is the first time to open junior high school to study in China. Graduating from the sixth grade of elementary school, you can apply for the Australian 571 student visa and enter the seventh grade (Junior One). However, the Immigration Bureau sets a limit on age: the 7th grade must be less than 15 years old; the 8th grade is less than 16 years old; the 9th grade is less than 17 years old. In terms of technical specialized courses (TAFE courses, 572 types), you can apply after completing the second year of high school. Previously, high school graduation was required to apply. In addition, the allowed length of language courses is increased to 30 weeks, and the IELTS requirement is lowered to 4.5, which previously required 5.0.

In addition, judging from the new list announced, some non-university higher education institutions with low immigration risk that can provide undergraduate, graduate or doctoral courses have been added, including TAFE College in New South Wales, TAFE College in South Australia, Vocational colleges such as Holmesglen Government Institute of Technology. This is of great significance for promoting the development of non-university higher education institutions, and it also reveals that the Australian government attaches great importance to practical education. After the policy comes into effect, students applying to study in Australia will be more flexible in course selection.

[Simplified application procedures for lowering the study security deposit]

It is understood that the new policy will reduce the funding requirements for applicants at the tertiary review level from 18 months to 12 months. However, the funding for the third-level trial level applicant must be provided by the student visa applicant or his close relatives.

Under the old policy, Chinese students studying in Australia for two years in TAFE or high school are classified as four types of risk. They need to provide 24 months of guarantee and the deposit must be 3 months. With the introduction of the new policy, China's visa risk category has been adjusted to three types of risk, which greatly reduces the guarantee requirements. Common visa types: 571 high school student visa, 572 vocational education and training visa, after downgrading to the three types of risk types, it will reduce the security deposit of about 4 Australian dollars. Although the total amount of guarantee funds is reduced, it is still necessary to maintain a continuous deposit history of three months or more.

The visa processing procedure (SPV) will be open to 19 non-university higher education institutions. For applicants to obtain simplified visa processing, any preparatory courses they have studied must be conducted in an educational institution participating in the simplified visa processing procedure, or in an educational partner institution nominated by the educational institution. Under the new policy, regardless of nationality, visa type and course of study, all visa applicants with a COE issued by an educational institution participating in the simplified visa processing procedure will be processed according to the first type of risk level. In the past, only US and UK students Enjoy this treatment. These measures have improved the convenience of visa application. The fastest e-visa approval time is 7-9 days.

[Revisit the ten-year ban on fraudulent applications for student integrity materials]

It is worth noting that the 1994 revision of the Immigration Regulations will be implemented through the "Public Interest Standards" (PIC4020), which is intended to prevent applicants from fraudulently making Australian visas and citizenship programs. The Australian Immigration Service stipulates that for applicants applying for technical, business, temporary residence, student and family visas, if they are found to have false documents and violate the PIC4020 clause, they will be refused and have a 10-year ban. It is difficult to get exemption. In addition, applicants who are denied visas under the PIC4020 immigration regulations cannot apply for any other visas within 10 years.

Therefore, study abroad experts remind that applicants must ensure the authenticity of the materials. If the applicant refuses the visa due to false documents, or if a visa was obtained by fraudulent use of false documents within 12 months, the visa will not be obtained for 10 years. Previously, if an international student was reported to the Immigration Bureau due to low attendance in Australia or poor grades, even if the student passed the explanation, the visa officer would refuse the visa in violation of Article 8202 when renewing the visa. The Immigration Bureau revised the loophole this time and abolished this rigidity. It is required to allow the visa officer or the MRT arbitration tribunal to make personal judgments based on specific circumstances. If the explanation is passed, the applicant will not need to return to the country to apply again. Experts especially remind students that when applying for a visa, those irregular institutions should be blocked, and they should not accidentally catch up on their own future.