Why did my Australian student visa be refused even after providing sufficient documents?
Are you experiencing a refusal of Student Visa Australia even after providing sufficient documents for your visa?
Most of you might experience a successful student visa application. But once you get a visa refusal, it might become a nightmare for you as this may lead to an unsuccessful application for your further Australian visa.
In your case, you have successfully enrolled in your destined education institution in Australia and have got your eCOE of your study. But when you applied for a student visa and submitted sufficient documents, unfortunately, your application got refused. Many people are probably wondering why their student visa was rejected by the Department of Home Affairs while they have submitted complete documents as per suggested by the Immigration’s website.
Refusal or rejection for your Australia student visa application may happen for various reasons, such as:
- There is not enough information provided to prove the claims of your intention to study in Australia;
- The information provided is incorrect, or the applicant made a false statement in the application;
- The applicant does not meet Australia’s health or character requirements;
- The applicant does not meet the Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements in which Immigration Department presume the intentions of an applicant to study are not genuine;
- Insufficient funds in the applicants’ bank account;
- Bank balances are erratic and not stable, bank balances should settle for at least 3 to 6 months.
How does the Australian Immigration Department make their decision on my visa application?
After knowing the main reason for your visa refusal or rejection, you might be wondering how the Immigration assesses your application. Generally, the Australian Immigration (Department of Home Affairs), will follow the up-to-date regulations set on your visa application. In the case of study, the Immigration will divide your visa requirements based on the combined immigration risk outcomes of the student’s education provider and country of citizenship. These will set your assessment level into three levels, where the lowest your level, the least your requirement and fastest the assessment. Please refer to this article for information about assessment level in Australia.
For example, someone coming from South Africa might have a different visa requirement from those who are coming from Zimbabwe, although they are coming from the same continent.
If you are unsure on your assessment level and the documents required, you may check it to the Department of Home Affairs’ website, or you may also ask a trusted education agency in or outside of your country.
What is the Australian Immigration Department main concern based on the Assessment Level?
1. Your financial capacity
The total amount of funds that are required to show on your visa application may vary. Normally, the Australian Immigration might ask you to provide a sufficient amount to cover a 1 (one) year of your tuition fee of study, living cost, as well as travel expenses. If you bring your dependents to Australia, you need to show an additional amount which could cover their expenses while they are in Australia. Please bear in mind that if you bring a kid who is four years old or above, you have to enrol your kids to a public or private school in Australia.
2. Your English language proficiency
Some Student visa applicants are required to provide the results of an English language test. It could be in the form of an IELTS certificate, Pearson Test, TOEFL IBT, or another test which is recognized by the Australian Immigration Department. If you do not meet the minimum required score, your visa might be rejected. Or in some other cases, your visa might also be refused if you happen to submit a fake certificate of your English language test.
If you are not confident about your English proficiency, it is suggested that you take an English language course in Australia prior to your main study at the vocational or degree level. It might ease you to achieve a certain level of English proficiency when you are in Australia, where English is being used for 24/7.
3. Your reason to study in Australia
Have you ever heard about GTE (Genuine Temporary Entry)?
Yes, a GTE is a statement used to convince the Australian Immigration Department that your primary intention to come to Australia is for study. Several factors can show the genuineness of your intention, such as your age, education background, the reason why you choose to study in Australia, what is the benefit of your study to your future, the circumstances in your home country, etc.
Age may also be one of the factors for a student visa refusal. There is no actual age limitation to apply for a student visa. However, the Australian Immigration Department might question your genuineness if you happen to apply for a low level of education when you are not a fresh graduate.
In related to the GTE, you have to decide your study carefully by discussing it with your family or your trusted education agent, because it will soon lead you to your visa application and your future career as the outcome.
Is there any other concern from the Australian Immigration Department when processing my student visa application?
Sometimes the interview session conducted by the Australian Immigration Department may result in the visa not being granted. It may happen if the student seemed tense or did not answer all questions honestly & correctly when asked, and the purpose of the intended stay will be considered to be not genuine.
A previous record of the applicant’s visa history may also caused Australian Student Visa Refusal, i.e. if the applicant has stayed illegally in Australia or a country other than Australia.
What should I do after receiving a student visa refusal?
If an Australian student visa refusal happens, the Australian migration law allows you to re-apply this visa. Many applicants whose visa has been rejected obtain a new visa, of the same or a different subclass, after being rejected before.
If you are unsure of how you should proceed with the new student visa, or if you want to discuss your visa refusal matter, you can contact education ONE Australia through email at email@example.com or via phone on at +618 6102 1118 (Perth Office), +612 800 54777 (Sydney Office), +613 9010 6100 (Melbourne Office). Our professional consultants, along with our in-house Australian Registered Migration Agents, ONEderland Consulting, will give you an insight into the possibility of your next visa application.
We have years of experience in helping hundreds of international students to overcome their visa refusal whatever the case was. We treat individuals differently based on their visa case to determine a better option for their future visa. We look forward to assisting you with your visa and study in Australia.