The new Simplified Student Visa Framework (SSVF) has been introduced reducing the complexity of application and bringing applications online.
Key Changes to SSVF?
- Number of student visa subclasses will be reduced from eight to two and
- The introduction of a simplified single immigration risk framework for all international students
How will the SSVF work?
- All international students will now apply online for a single visa (subclass 500)
- Relatives of existing student visa holders (subclasses 570-576) will need to apply for the new subclass 500 visa if they don’t have a student visa and want to come to Australia
- Student Guardians can apply for a visa under subclass 590