According to recent statements from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship of Australia, all international students are guaranteed student visas. Previously, this Australian agency only granted such permits for people enrolled in full-time courses offered by universities registered in the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for International Students. Now, anyone interested in extending their period of stay in Australia or can opt for a Student Visa Extension, just by stating their reasons such as vacation, work, migration or higher education.
However, the visa extension is only granted as long as the permit does not have the qualification of “Not Suitable for Later Stay”. If the extension of the visa is feasible if you wish to continue studying or need more time to do the Ph.D. thesis. It is necessary to request another visa. Once the first one has expired, the new one will come into force. In case you find yourself on Australian lands with another type of permit before your previous visa is renewed, you must start the process again from the beginning.
If you are about to graduate and you only need to enter Australia to pick up your certificate of studies or your undergraduate degree, it is better that you apply for a visitor visa. Generally, this type of permits is granted to tourists, business visitors, professional trainers (who are opting for a job related to training), retired people (55 and older), and people in transit, patients seeking medical treatment and event organizers. If you are applying for renewal from another country, you should expect it to be approved to return to Australia.
After filling out Form 919 and sending it, along with the required documents, the dependent (s) must complete the 157A form for student visas and present it, accompanied by the Student Dependent Nomination Form 919 and the documents that the student consigned, to an Australian Consular Office.
This process of visa extension needs time. Student Visa Extension Processing Time depends on which base are you reapplying for the visa to be extended.
A person, who becomes a family member of a student, after they submitted the visa application and before receiving a response, must be reported in writing to the immigration department of Australia together with evidence that shows your relationship with that student. The periods of stay guaranteed for family members are generally the same as those granted to the beneficiary of the Student Visa Subclass 500. In accordance with Australian immigration laws, a person is considered a family member of a student with a visa if,
Do you want any assistance regarding Student Visa Extension; you can contact ISA Migrations & Education Consultants.