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Old 07-22-2011, 11:52 PM
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Early completion of course - student visa

Hi all,

my student visa expires on mar 2012 but i managed to complete my course earlier due to credits from another course.

Do i need to apply for a bridging visa or will the student visa remain valid till mar 2012. a bit confused as i am hearing different things from different people.

I have yet to do ielts and ACS assessment so i cant apply for TR straight away


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Old 07-23-2011, 06:18 AM
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If you complete your course early you are required to tell DIAC. If you dont, you might be considered to be in breach of your visa( i.e. having a student visa while not actually being a student.)

I suggest before you apply for your next visa, call DIAC to find out what happens next because you may have to leave the country and apply offshore depending on your visa conditions.

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Old 07-25-2011, 04:57 AM
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I got an email from my uni today that i have officially completed my course and that i need to contact immigration on the status of my visa

Now my understanding is that i have 28 days within which i have to leave Australia. (this is from what i have been hearing from others, not immigration

I had booked my ielts test for on the 13th of august and it takes 13 days to get results back, so that will be on the 26th.

My question is this, can i apply for 485 visa without the ielts, i was looking on the immigration website and it says this:

Evidence of English language:
You have up until the time of decision to provide evidence
that you have competent English. However, applicants should
not delay in providing their evidence of English language
ability. The department will not delay finalising applications
where English language test results have not been provided
at time of application. Applicants will have 28 days from the
date of application to provide their English language results
if they did not provide them at time of application. At this
point in time, if evidence has not been provided the application
may be refused.
source: w ww.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/1276.pdf[/url]

so could i apply for 485 without ielts and then send the results asap but within 28 days?

if not can i get tourist visa and then apply for 485?

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Old 07-25-2011, 05:50 AM
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You've just answere your own question "Applicants will have 28 days from the date of application to provide their English language results if they did not provide them at time of application." You can apply for the 485 visa without the IELTS scores but you must provide them within 28 days of applying.

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